Trail Conditions gives trail conditions, race & lodging  information.

Friends of Lapham Peak provides a trail report of this popular, nearby skiing destination.


Stokely Creek Lodge, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, is a world-class destination for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (closed in 2020-2012 due to covid).

Maplelag Resort, MN, has proven popular with NNSC.

Minocqua Winter Park is an evergreen favorite and the closest natural setting to Chicago (about 5 hours drive).

ABR and Wolverine, two of the excellent ski areas near Ironwood, MI, are well known for abundant snow and expert train grooming.

South Kettle Moraine State Forest is probably the nearest significant trail system near Chicago (1.5 hours).

Directories is a useful site for planning longer trips in the U.S. It lists all of the major sites including Maplelag, MN; Minocqua Winter Park, WI; and other U.S. locations.

Ski Gear

XC Ski Headquarters in Roscommon, MI is the best! Call Bob and he'll give you advice and options.

(Good options also exist at Minocqua Winter Park and ABR if you join one of those trips.)

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