Winter Vacations

A Minnesota winter is nothing short of spectacular! The crispness of the air and the crunch of snow underfoot lure a multitude of outdoor enthusiasts to Minnesota for ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Winter resorts in MN are guaranteed to provide you with a winter vacation you will remember!

After our lakes ice over in early winter the fun continues with numerous opportunities to enjoy ice fishing. Many resorts cater to ice fishermen in the winter with warm accommodations and services such as icehouse rentals and plowed access roads.

If you decide you want to take a day off from ice fishing, you can enjoy a natural winter wonderland while participating in many different Minnesota activities. Whether you go downhill skiing or snowboarding at one of MN’s many ski resorts, go cross country skiing on over 2000 groomed miles, or spend a day snowmobiling on over 18,000 miles of trails, there are many great activities to maximize your winter fun!

State Trails»
Maps and details on all the Minnesota State Trails – maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Downhill Ski Areas»
Enjoy a natural winter wonderland among a wide variety of Minnesota ski areas. Downhill ski or snowboard at any of these great locations to maximize your winter fun!

Cross Country Ski Areas»
Visit one of Minnesota’s beautiful cross country ski trails.

State Snowmobile and Ski trail report»
Snow Depth and Grromed Trail Conditions from the MN DNR.