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