This winter, Discover the Range. Unique landscapes and lodging await, ideal for exploring on snowshoes, skis or fat bikes. You’re never far from a snowy winter trail, or a warm and welcoming coffeeshop or tavern. Rent snowshoes and cross-country skis at Giants Ridge Resort in Biwabik, or fat bikes at Redhead Mountain Bike park in Chisholm. Discover tasty treats at Minnesota’s oldest candy store, in Virginia, and sample the local brews at BoomTown in Hibbing. Learn about our region’s history at Minnesota Discovery Center, and find local music and fun events happening all winter long. Just three hours north of the Twin Cities.
Scroll through the gallery below to find ideas for the perfect itinerary in the Range.
Ski cross-country in the Superior National Forest at the Laurentian Divide or Big Aspen Recreation Area north of Virginia, as well as local club trails like the St James Mine trail in Aurora or Carey Lake trails in Hibbing. Rent skis and explore the trails at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.
2. Cozy Up
Find one-of-a-kind lodging at GreenGate Guest Houses in Biwabik, or Birchbark Hideway in Aurora. Looking for a welcoming hotel close to restaurants? We have those, too. Make it a spa day when you stay at the Lodge at Giants Ridge, or “rough it” at Misty Shoals, overlooking a private lake.
3. Find Your Bliss
The views from the trails at Redhead Mountain Bike park are stunning, and you don’t have to ride to enjoy them. Rent snowshoes and join a guided tour or explore on your own at this totally unique former mine site. Kick back in the quaint, 100-year-old Stoyke Family Getaway in Hibbing.
4. Give it a Try!
Looking for some guidance on your adventures? Group cross-country ski events are offered at Giants Ridge, where you can also join a fat bike or snowshoeing evening. Redhead Mountain Bike park also hosts guided events, and you can even learn to curl at “burger night” at Curl Mesabi in Eveleth.