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Unrivaled Skiing in Minnesota

An Incredible Cross Country Experience

Featuring a picturesque location near some of the best skiing in Minnesota, Grand Ely Lodge is the perfect winter home for cross country skiers of all levels. As our guest, you can enjoy on-site access to machine-groomed or user-tracked trails starting right outside our door.

The Ely area boasts the longest cross country season in the state of Minnesota, making it possible to navigate the trails December through April. In recent years, ski skating has also become a popular local pastime. Nearby trails offer a wide range of terrains and some of the most breathtaking scenery in Northern Minnesota, including paths that wind their way through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Prepare for a rewarding outdoor workout with remarkable views.

As a favorite among ski resorts in MN, Grand Ely Lodge provides outdoor enthusiasts with access to the Trezona Trail (6.5km), Hidden Valley Cross Country Ski Trails (25+km), and beyond. Not sure where to begin? Our knowledgeable staff is more than happy to help you choose a trail and make the most of an unforgettable Minnesota skiing adventure.