the lake at night in the winter


Winter Like We Do

Some run from the cold. In Duluth, we revel in it. When the snow flies, we bundle up and we get out. And then we cozy up with the best of them. If that sounds like your cup of hot chocolate, you’re welcome to love the season along with us.

Duluth Winter Sampler Platter

Between cozy cideries and the ideal spots for a dinner reservation, we’ve got a smorgasbord of ideas for sweet winter getaways. Get the inside scoop for three well-spent days in Duluth. 

Group of people sitting at a brewery
Family on ski lift


With a vertical drop of 700 feet, Spirit Mountain is the second tallest ski hill in Minnesota. This hill is famous for its gnarly terrain parks, including jibs and jump lines that have gathered national accolades. Nordic enthusiasts love the 22km of wooded cross-country trails and families of all ages frequent the tubing hill.

Skiing, Skating & Snowmobiling

Beat cabin fever with these classic Minnesota activities. You can find trails for cross country skiing and snowmobiling all over town – plus outdoor pleasure rinks for some free fun on the ice.  

kids ice skating outside

more things to do

Check out the trails, places and plates that make Duluth a treat for any season.

Outdoor Adventure

You can thank the lake effect for a near-constant supply of fresh powder. Find miles of groomed ski and snowmobile trails for full-throttle fun.

Winter Activities
Coffee with friends

The Great Indoors

Hit Lincoln Park for tasty hand warmers at 190° Tea and Coffee or something cooler at Bent Paddle Brewing. And that’s only the beginning. Taste the distinct flavors of a town that knows how to keep things fresh.

Food & Drink

Historic Stops

If these brick walls could talk, what a story they’d tell. Do some time traveling as you look back at Duluth’s history as a shipping epicenter, iron industry hub and home of Indigenous peoples.

History & Culture

featured events

Find something worth circling on your winter calendar.

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

January 28-30, 2024

The longest sled dog marathon in the lower 48 challenges mushers with its 300 mile course through Superior National Forest.

Duluth Ice & Mixed Fest

February 4, 2023

Each Winter, the Duluth Climbers Coalition hosts climbers from around the Midwest as we share in our mutual passion of climbing.

Frosted Fatty

February 12, 2023

Spirit Mountain hosts the sixth annual Frosted Fatty winter downhill fat-bike race event, including men’s and women’s races.

Duluth Sport Show

February 15-18, 2024

Swing by the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center for the latest and greatest gear for hunting, fishing camping and travel. You can save a few bucks by buying your tickets in advance.

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