Winter is no time to hibernate — get out and enjoy the
beauty of Douglas County’s snowy season. Whether you prefer to take in the
smells, sights, and sounds of a peaceful snowshoe through the woods, or the
exhilaration of downhill skiing, Douglas County has plenty of cold weather
activities to keep you moving all winter long.
the snow falls, trade in your hiking boots and strap on the snowshoes. Several
of our great hiking trails transform into snowshoe trails once the ground is
covered in white, fluffy snow.
The North Country National Scenic Trail is a great place to
snowshoe in the winter. The North Country National Scenic Trail is actually the
longest hiking trail in the United States, connecting North Dakota with New
York. The trail starts at the source of the Bois Brule River and meanders
through the Douglas County Wildlife Area. Click here for more information on the
North Country National Scenic Trail.
The Old Historical Bayfield Hiking/Snowshoe trail offers 2.3
miles of snowshoeing fun, with a great overlook of Lake Superior. The trail is
located in the Brule River State Forest. Click
here for more information.
Douglas County’s state parks also offer superb snowshoeing
opportunities. Check out the covered foot bridge at Amnicon Falls State Park
and snowshoe a loop around the park. Take in the beauty of the Big Falls Trail
with a half-mile of intermediate snowshoeing, or the Natural Trail with two
miles of easy to intermediate trail at Pattison State Park. Click
here to learn more about Amnicon Falls and Pattison State Parks.
Three state trails, which are primarily used by snowmobiles
and ATVs, are also open to snowshoeing and cross country skiing. However, the
trails are not groomed, and skiers and snowshoers must share the trail with
here for more information.
Cross Country Skiing
Douglas County is home to more than 30 miles of groomed
cross country skiing trails, located throughout the area. The scenic trails
appeal to everyone from beginner to advanced skiers.
The City of Superior Municipal Forest Ski trails are located
near the City of Superior, with more than 17 miles of groomed trails for
beginner to advanced skiers. Part of the trail system is designated for skate
skiing. Click here
for more information on the trails.
The Afterhours Ski Trail is located in the Brule River State Forest, and boasts more than 15 miles of well-maintained trails for both classic and skate skiing. The Afterhours Ski Trail is located west of the Town of Brule on Afterhours Road, just south of U.S. Highway 2. Parking, a heated shelter, and restrooms are available. Visit the Brule Valley Ski Club website for more information on the Afterhours Ski Trail, or download this printable brochure PDF.
Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
Mont du Lac Recreation offers 12 runs for skiers, snowboarders, and tele-skiers to enjoy. The ski hill has groomed beginner runs, including a tow rope. Expert runs include mogul runs, un-groomed terrain, and tree skiing. For the thrill-seekers, Mont du Lac has more than 20 features with small to large jump lines, challenging even the most advanced riders. Click here for more information on Mont du Lac Recreation.
There’s nothing more exciting than rushing through a winter wonderland on a snowmobile. Visit our Snowmobiling page for more information.
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