Kid's snow sledding

Snow Sports

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Winter recreational options abound in the Brainerd Lakes Area. A great central Minnesota attraction, Ski Gull near Gull Lake north of Brainerd offers great, affordable downhill skiing in a family-friendly environment. And snow tubing can be enjoyed in Breezy Point and Mount Ski Gull. Cross-country skiing trails, such as the well-maintained trails at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd, can be found throughout the region from Pine River to Crosslake, and Breezy Point to Baxter.

The Brainerd Lakes Area offers more than 1,200 miles of well-groomed, well-mapped, interconnected snowmobile trails. Discover why the Brainerd Lakes Area is a premiere Minnesota destination all year long – winter, spring, summer, fall.

Snowmobile restrictions lifted on Paul Bunyan Trail. The Brainerd DNR Parks and Trails office announced that the signs prohibiting snowmobiles with metal traction devices from using the trail have been removed on the south end of the Paul Bunyan State Trail. Studded snowmobiles now are allowed on any stretch of the trail from Brainerd to Bemidji.


Ski Trail Reports:

Northland Arboretum – Saturday, November 29, 2014 – 2 inches of snow recently has put the Arb trails back in skiable condition–especially skating. Trails are firm and fast for skating. Sorry, not enough snow to set classic tracks, at this point. Wicked drop in temps Saturday night may change trail conditions. Stay tuned.


Snowmobile Trail Reports:

Trails officially opened December 1st, however the trails are not in rideable condition yet, due to lack of snow. Local snow depth is 2”.