Looking for more activities to fill your winter vacation schedule? Check out our guide to the best locations for snow sports in the Twin Cities.

By Claire Noack

Seize the snow days this winter and head to your favorite ski or sledding hill. If you want to test out new locations for winter recreation, or are visiting the Twin Cities and looking for some seasonal fun, we've got you covered. Whether you prefer sledding, downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing or ice skating, there are plenty of great, local places to choose from. Check out our list for the best snow sports locations around the Twin Cities, bundle up and start playing!

Cross Country Skiing

Como Golf Course, 1431 Lexington Parkway N., Saint Paul

Highland 9 Golf Course, 1797 Edgcumbe Road, Saint Paul

Phalen Golf Course, 1615 Phalen Drive, Saint Paul

Image by Todd Buchanan

Snowboarding & Downhill Skiing

Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard Area, 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville

Como Park Ski Center, 1431 Lexington Parkway N., Saint Paul

Hyland Hills Ski Area, 8800 Chalet Road, Bloomington

Ice Skating

The Depot, 225 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis

Lake of the Isles Park, 2500 Lake Isles Parkway, Minneapolis

Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis


Como Park, N. Chelsea St. and W. Arlington Ave., Saint Paul

Highland Lake Park Reserve10145 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington

St. Anthony Park, 425 Jefferson St. N.E., Minneapolis

Theodore Wirth Winter Recreation Area, 1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway, Minneapolis


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