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XC Skiing

Cook County is one of the most premier cross-country ski destinations in Minnesota. It’s home to one of the largest XC ski trail systems in North America, with over 400km of diverse terrain. Ski alongside Lake Superior’s shoreline, past frozen waterfalls, and venture into the Northwoods of the Superior National Forrest.

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Staff Recommended Trails

Pincushion Mountain Trails

If you’re looking for beautiful Lake Superior views, we recommend skiing the network of trails at Pincushion Mountain, just 4 miles up the Gunflint Trail from East Bay Suites.  PincushionTrails.org

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Distance: 25km of looping trails
Type: Classic & Skate Ski Trails
Pass: MN ski pass required.
Map: Click here.

George Washington Pines

If your dog was lucky enough to come on vacation with you then we recommend heading over to George Washington Pines Recreation Trail. Explore the beautiful grove of snowy covered Norway and White pines. Located just 6 miles up the Gunflint Trail from East Bay Suties.

Level: Beginner
Distance: 3.3km
Type: Classic, Skate Ski, and Skijoring Trails
Pass: MN ski pass required.
Map: Click here.

Bally Creek Ski Trails

Located 25-minutes from East Bay Suites near Cascade State Park. These trails are great for all ski levels and for all types of skiing, even skijoring with your dog.

Level: All skill levels
Distance: 20km of looping trails
Type: Classic, Skate Ski, & Skijoring
Pass: MN ski pass required
Map: Click here.

Trail Conditions

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Grand Marais

Gunflint Trail

Lutsen & Tofte

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Stone Harbor

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Skis-Boots-Poles | $45


Skijoring Kits | $10