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Winter in Duluth

Explore all Duluth has to offer this winter!
Explore the Outdoors
Cross-country ski, skijor, snowshoe, or fat tire bike
one of the many trails throughout Duluth.
Hit the Road
Take a drive along one of Duluth's Scenic Byways:
Skyline Drive or North Shore Scenic Drive
 

Winter Activities

Spirit Mountain Spirit Mountain
(218) 628-2891 | 800-642-6377 • Visit Website

With 22 downhill runs, the Midwest’s largest Terrain Park, and 22 km of Nordic Ski Trails, there is definitely something for everyone. Plus, Spirit Mountain Adventure Park offers the year-round “Timber Twister” Alpine Coaster and a NEW Snow Tubing Park.

 
 

 

Day Tripper of Duluth Day Tripper of Duluth
(218) 390-1605 • Visit Website

Offers a wide range of activities for small and large groups of all ages and ability levels. Snowshoeing and Snow Biking and skiing tours available.

 
 

 

The Duluth Experience The Duluth Experience
(218) 464-6337 • Visit Website

Winter is an amazing time of year to explore Duluth and while most folks are off hibernating until the spring thaw, The Duluth Experience is hitting the trails and exploring the beautiful winter landscapes in and around Duluth. If you’ve ever wanted to try fat tire biking or snowshoeing and experience more of Duluth… then their winter adventures are designed for you!

 
 

 

Outdoor Edventures Outdoor Edventures
(218) 391-0147 • Visit Website

Offers a wide range of activities for all ages and ability levels. Dog Sledding, Sleigh and Wagon Rides, Skijoring, Rock and Ice Climbing.

 
 

 

Mont du Lac Recreation Mont du Lac Recreation
(218) 626-3797 • Visit Website

Offers 424 wooded acres, just 15 minutes from Downtown Duluth/Superior where guests can ski or snowboard on a variety of runs from beginner to expert.

 
 

#AuthenticDuluth Winter Photos

Winter Events + Activities

Glensheen Christmas A Glensheen Christmas
Dates: January 1 - January 8
Time: Tours start at 9:00 am
(218) 726-8910 • Visit Website

A Classic Tour through Glensheen is your Christmas by day holiday activity. See a 39-room mansion decked out for the holidays with over 25 Christmas Trees, hundreds of feet of garland and small hidden elves for you to find through the mansion. A Glensheen Christmas kicks off Black Friday, November 25th and will be decorated until January 8th. Start your experience with free hot cocoa in the Carriage House. Take a memorable family photo on a Portland Cutter sleigh. See if you can spot the hidden elves as you hear Congdon Christmas stories. Sample a free Christmas cookie recreated from Clara’s very own shortbread cookie recipe. Finish your tour by exploring the lakeside grounds. Guided tours are offered Monday - Friday and Self-Guided Tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays. Glensheen is open daily from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Held at 3300 London Road.

 
 

 

Moonlight Snowshoe or hike at Glensheen Mansion Moonlight Snowshoe or hike at Glensheen Mansion
Date: January 4, January 11, January 18, January 25
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
218-726-8910 • Visit Website

Join a moonlight hike/snowshoe on the 12-acre, lakeside estate at Glensheen with Day Tripper of Duluth as your guide. Kicking off 2017's Wednesday night series, you will have the chance to explore parts of the Congdon estate not normally traversed by the public. Check out the wooded area next to Bent Brook, explore the Lake Superior shoreline and head down the recently restored Serpentine Wall staircase to Tischer Creek. Once you have hiked the snow-covered estate, head down to the lake to warm up next to the cozy bonfire. Bring your own snowshoes or a good pair of hiking boots! If there is not enough snow, we will still hike the estate via boots. The event is free and open to the public. Guests will meet Day Tripper of Duluth outside the Ticket House at the bottom of Glensheen's parking lot. RSVP is not required but encouraged. Please mark that you are 'going' in the Facebook event if you plan to attend. Day Tripper of Duluth offers a plethora of awesome, outdoor adventure activities.

 
 

 

Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan! Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan!
Date: January 16
Time: 6:30 pm
(218) 722-4724 • Visit Website

Meet infielder Eduardo Escobar, pitcher Hector Santiago, former star pitcher Jack Morris and announcer Cory Provus. The team will stop at Grandma’s Sports Garden at 425 South Lake Avenue.

 
 

 

Banff Mountain Film Festival Banff Mountain Film Festival
Dates: January 7 - January 8
Time: doors open at 5:00 pm/Films at 7:00 pm
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The Banff Mountain Film Festival (BMFF) returns to Duluth on January 7 & 8, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday evenings) at the DECC Symphony Hall, hosted by DXC! Doors open at 5pm so you can check out the great gear at our local sponsors' booths, grab a bite to eat and a drink, and meet up with friends. Show starts at 7pm. Tickets: $12 in advance, $17 at the door. Get yours now! You can also purchase tickets at the DECC box office, or online by clicking the button below (additional $1.99 online processing fee applies): Check out the Facebook event page for the Duluth screening of BMFF by clicking here. Specific films being shown each night vary, and are not announced prior to the event, per BMFF. If you attend both nights (Jan 7 & 8), you will not see any duplicate films! For those attending BMFF, there will be a RAFFLE for awesome outdoor gear.

 
 

 

Boulder Lake Ski & Snowshoe Race Boulder Lake Ski & Snowshoe Race
Date: January 22
Time: 11:00 am
320-492-1275 • Visit Website

Come out to ski, snowshoe, or skate race at beautiful Boulder Lake. Lots of snow with wonderful groomed trails to test your endurance. Registration will open online during the week before. This "Flash" registration process will reduce your risk of bad weather/snow that plagues many events with early registration. 32 km Skate Ski Race and Duathlon Prices: $40 Jan 17-18 online $50 Jan 19-21 online $60 race day 11 km Skate Ski Race Prices: $30 Jan 17-18 online $40 Jan 19-21 online $50 race day 11 km Snowshoe (2 laps): $27 Jan 17-18 online $32 Jan 19-21 online $37 race day 5.5 km Snowshoe (1 lap): $24 Jan 17-18 online $27 Jan 19-21 online $32 race day

 
 

 

Lake Superior Ice Festival Lake Superior Ice Festival
Dates: January 26 - January 29
Time: varies by event/day
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Lake Superior Ice Festival is a community-driven festival celebrating the coolest aspects of our region. All events held in Superior, WI. Calendar of Events FRIDAY 1/27/17 Opens at 5PM 6PM Guns & Hoses Boot Hockey Game 7PM SAHA Pond Hockey Kicks Off, Bonfires, DJ Music, Food & Beer Tent SATURDAY 1/28/17 Opens at 9AM 9AM - 2PM Kids Zone with Ice Princesses at Barker's Island Inn 9AM - 2PM Craft Fair at Barker's Island Inn All Day, SAHA Pond Hockey, Bonfires, DJ Music, Food & Beer Tent All Day, MIRA Racing next to the SS Meteor Whaleback Museum All Day, LSIRA Racing on Allouez Bay Ice Golf by the Superior Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Bonfire's & S'mores by the Superior Jaycees 7:30PM Fireworks SUNDAY 1/29/17 SAHA Pond Hockey Finals

 
 

 

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
Dates: January 29 - January 31
Time: varies by event
(218) 722-7631 • Visit Website

Established in 1980, the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states. Every year, world-class mushers compete in the nearly 400 mile event. The Beargrease is a qualifier for the famed Iditarod race in Alaska.

 
 

 

Black Woods Blizzard Tour Black Woods Blizzard Tour
Dates: February 1 - 4
888-672-0484 • Visit Website

The Black Woods Blizzard Tour is 3-day snowmobile ride and fundraiser for The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter. The Tour's motto is to 'Never Surrender.' This ride to fight ALS helps people with ALS and their families in our service area.

 
 

 

2017 Duluth Ice & Mixed Fest 2017 Duluth Ice & Mixed Fest
Dates: February 10 - 12
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Join the Duluth Climbers Coalition for our 2nd annual winter rendezvous: the Duluth Ice & Mixed Fest! Hone your skills and dull your tips on Casket Quarry’s legendary ice and mixed lines, and enjoy the amenities of Outside magazine’s number one ranked outdoor city!