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Stride, Ride & Glide A Triathlon

Get Your Friends Together And Run, Bike & Ski Through The Superior Municipal Forest

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — In this week’s Active Adventures we are headed to the beautiful woods, in the middle of winter, for a TRIATHLON! The Stride, Ride, Glide Tri is in the Superior Municipal Forest on Sunday March 3 at 10am. It consists of a 5k run on a flat snow covered dirt road, a 10k bike on a very scenic…

Book Across The Bay!

Ski, Snowshoe, Hike or Run From Ashland to Washburn Across The Frozen Chequamegon Bay!

CHEQUAMEGON BAY, Wisc. — The 23rd Annual Book Across the Bay takes place Saturday February 16th, 2019! Book Across the Bay is the upper Midwest’s most unique winter event, open to skiers and snowshoers of all ages and ability levels. The 10-kilometer course, which is groomed for both classic-style and skate skiing, starts in Ashland and ends in Washburn, and…

Registration Now Open for Hartley Nature Center Winter Celebration

The 13th Annual Winter Celebration is Happening Saturday, January 19 at Hartley Nature Center in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Staff at Hartley Nature Center in Duluth invite adventurous Northlanders to register now for the 13th annual Candlelight Ski, Skate and Snowshoe event. The wintertime fun is happening Saturday, January 19 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This event celebrates the cold weather season, silent woods, white snow, ice ponds and groomed trails that come with it….

Guess the Date of “Official” Snowmelt at Lutsen

Contestants Can Submit Their Vote up Until Midnight on Friday, March 23

LUTSEN, Minn. – If you’re counting down the final days before snow if officially gone, you may want to turn your attention to Lutsen Mountains. Right now you have the chance to guess when the last pile of snow will melt. This date will be determined on Mystery Mountain when the snow on the slopes fits within a standard sized hula…

Thousands Prepare for 44th American Birkebeiner

The Main Race Starts Saturday Morning in Cable with Skiers Finishing in Hayward

HAYWARD, Wisc. – After months of planning and preparation, over 11,000 skiers and more than 30,000 spectators are arriving in Hayward, Wisconsin for the 44th running of the American Birkebeiner. The race was first ran in Hayward back in 1973 and excitement continues to grow worldwide every year. It doesn’t happen everyday, but once a year tens of thousands of…

Northlanders Brave the Cold For Beginner Ski Lessons

Events for Winter Trails Day are free.

DULUTH, Minn. – Some people here loving that winter weather. Those who wanted to take a beginner’s course in skiing were at Spirit Mountain. About 40 people braved the cold to learn the basics of skiing in just under an hour. There were some beginners there and others who hadn’t skied since they were younger. “It’s fantastic on a cold day it’s…

Get Ready For Winter Trails Day

Other activities for Winter Trails Day include an animal track guided snowshoe hike and orienteering lessons.

DULUTH, Minn. – If the Cold Front Festival isn’t enough fun for you, a Winter Trails Day is happening Feb. 3 on the Nordic Ski Trails at Spirit Mountain. It’s part of a national event full of free lessons, rental equipment and day passes to get people into activities like cross country skiing. New this year at Spirit Mountain is a spirit hiking…

Recent Snowfall Expected to Provide Economic Benefits on Iron Range

Hibbing Received Roughly Seven Inches of Snow Thursday, Prompting Winter Enthusiasts to Invest in the Local Economy

HIBBING, Minn. – The Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled with Thursday’s big snowfall on the Iron Range. The Chamber tells FOX 21, so far it’s been a slow start to the winter season. With a lack of snow before Thursday and bitter cold temperatures, staff say it keeps visitors and locals from enjoying local ski resorts and snowmobile…

Spirit Mountain Hosts USSA Race

Kids of all ages competed in the family fun event.

DULUTH, Minn.- The sun was shining at Spirit Mountain as the USSA held the Minnesota/Planet Cup on Saturday. Around 360 racers headed down the slopes participating in timed and un-timed races. The competition included six different USSA teams one team is from Duluth, participating on their home slope. “It’s a unique event that you can be out on the hill, involved…

Snow Showers Hit the Northland

Some places had more than six inches of snow.

DULUTH, Minn. -For those who have been waiting for the winter season to arrive this weather is a perfect day to get out and enjoy yourselves. Many Northlanders have been waiting out a dry spell to finally get out and have some outdoor fun in the white stuff. A few places in the Northland had multiple inches of snowfall. So for the first time all season there…

Great Outdoors: Visit Cook County, Lutsen Mountains

Visit Cook County Executive Director Linda Jurek Explains Why Now is Such a Vital Time to Venture North

COOK COUNTY, Minn. – Staff at Lutsen Mountains are busy preparing for a non-stop holiday season of fun right now. From maintenance on the mountains, to answering phones at Caribou Highlands Lodge and Resort, it’s all hands on deck before thousands ring in the new year. Officials with Caribou Highlands say Christmas and New Year’s is a popular time for…

Birkie Trail and Race Updates

Snow Is In The Forecast

HAYWARD, Wisc. – Over 40,000 people are expected to arrive in the Northland tonight in anticipation for the 2017 American Birkibeiner Race. With the recent warm week melting nearly all of the snow pack from this winter, trail conditions are on everyone’s mind. Right now only the north half of the trail from Cable, Wisconsin to Trailhead OO is possibly ski-able on…

Thousands Bunking in Hayward for Annual American Birkebeiner

Hotels are Filling Up Across Many Parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota in Preparation for the Annual Ski Race

HAYWARD, Wisc. – The annual American Birkebeiner calls for a lot of booking when it comes to travel reservations. Officials say the average commute from from hotel to the trail for a race participant can be up to two-and-a-half hours long. It’s why local hotels receive calls nearly one year in advance before the big weekend. “It is very important…

Adventuring through Hartley Park by Candlelight

Coffee Conversation: Candlelight Ski, Skate & Snowshoe

DULUTH, Minn. – Winter is back in the Northland and Hartley Park is filling up with outdoor enthusiasts. To celebrate the season, Hartley Nature Center is hosting their annual Candlelight Ski, Skate & Snowshoe event. It’s being held on February 11 from 4-7 p.m. There will be naturalist-led snowshoe hikes, cross-country skiing by candlelight, ice skating on Hartley Pond, dessert…