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ski & Snowmobile Trails

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skiing & snowmobiling in duluth

When the snow falls, it’s time to head outside. Duluth has miles of groomed ski and snowmobile trails, plus downhill runs, that are perfect to shake off cabin fever and get you some fresh air.

  • Ski Trails
  • Downhill Runs
  • Snowmobile Trails

Ski trails


Visit for ski trail maps, conditions, descriptions and driving directions, or call the City of Duluth Parks Hotline for grooming updates at 218-730-4300, option 4.

If you have any questions about rules or recommendations, follow the link to learn more.

Chester Bowl Ski Trail

Access: 1800 E Skyline Parkway
Length: 2.8K
Level of Difficulty: Advanced

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hartley ski trail

Double Tracked Classic
Access: 3001 Woodland Ave
Length: 5.3K
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

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Lester-Amity Ski Trail

Access: Lower Seven Bridges Rd or E Superior St & Lester River Rd
Length: 11K/4.3K Lighted Ski Trail
Level of Difficulty: Beginner to Advanced

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Lester Park Golf Course

Skate/ Skijoring
Access: 1860 Lester River Rd
Length: 4K
Level of Difficulty: Beginner

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Magney-Snively Ski Trail

Access: 9758 W Skyline Parkway
Length: 13.2K
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced

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Peidmont Ski Trail

1K Skate/Classic; 4.5K Double Tracked Classic
Access: 2225 Hutchinson Rd
Length: 1K/4.5K
Level of Difficulty: Beginner to Advanced

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Spirit Mountain Ski Trail

Skate/Classic; (requires Spirit Mountain Ski Pass; does not require a DNR Ski Pass)
Access: 9758 W Skyline Parkway
Length: 16.7K/1K Lighted Ski Trail
Level of Difficulty: Beginner to Advanced

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Skiing down a slope


With the second largest vertical drop in the Midwest, Spirit Mountain offer 175 acres of skiable terrain across 22 runs and 2+ terrain parks. It’s a great place for skiiers and boarders of all skills – and offers some of best Lake Superior views you’ll find anywhere.

Spirit Mountain

Main Chalet: 9500 Spirit Mountain Place
Visit for more details about downhill skiing in Duluth.


Snowmobile trails

In pursuit of powder? Duluth has miles of trails sponsored by local snowmobiling clubs. For trail grooming updates, call 218-730-4300, option 4.

Duluth Cross Town Trail – West Section

Access: Hwy 23 and 131st Avenue West or Grand Avenue and 72nd Avenue West
Length: West Section – 33 miles
Maintained by Over the Hill Night Riders Snowmobile Club

Duluth Cross Town Trail – East Section

Access: 61st Avenue East and Lester River Road
Length: East Section – 12 miles
Maintained by Drift Toppers Snowmobile Club

C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail

Duluth Parks & Recreation

Trail maps are available at 411 West 1st St, Ground Floor
For more information, call (218) 730-4300
For trail conditions, call (218) 730-4321
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Duluth Drift Toppers

Started in 1969, the Drift Toppers Snowmobile Club is run entirely by dedicated volunteers. The Drift Toppers today are charged with maintaining about 18 miles of snowmobile trails in and around Duluth.

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Hermantown Night Riders

Developed and maintains 59 miles of Grant-In-Aid trail connecting the Munger Trail in the South, North to Fish Lake and the North Shore trail. Trail runs through Duluth, Proctor, Hermantown, Rice Lake and Fredenberg.

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winter in duluth

The change in seasons brings colder weather, along with stunning frozen vistas, a nearly endless array of winter activities, and cozy spots to warm up after a day spent taking it all in.