Cross Country Skiing

The Cable Area as a region is steeped in Nordic skiing history and home to one of the largest cross country ski trail networks in the county, the American Birkebeiner Trail. With 150 kilometers of interconnected trails you can ski for days. The woods take on a special beauty in the winter and there’s no better way to experience it than on cross country skis. The Cable Area was recently cited by CNN.com as on of the top 5 places to hit the horizontal slopes. Come and see why!

Many of our Cable Area trails are maintained by the National Forest. The North End ski trail and the American Birkebeiner trails are maintained by local non-profit organizations. Many resorts throughout the area have groomed and maintained cross country ski trails leaving right from their property. Trail maps are available at each trail head, or can be gathered at the Cable Area Chamber.

The Cable Area trails offer cross country skiing for everyone including delightful classic skiing, family oriented trails or enough terrain for the most athletic skier. Plus, if that isn’t enough here there’s another 100 plus kilometers of trails within an hour’s drive!

If events are your game, we’ve got a full slate of local, regional and national caliber races and tours throughout the season.

  • American Birkebeiner
  • Junior Birkie
  • Barnebirkie
  • North End Classic
  • Seeley Lions Pre-Birkie
  • Seeley Hills Classic
  • Birkie Trail Tour
  • Book Across The Bay

National Forest annual parking passes are available for purchase at the Cable Area Chamber as well as daily and annual passes for the North End and Birkie Trails.

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