Best Ely Cross Country Skiing Trails

The Ely area has 12 cross country ski trails out of the 39 cross country skiing areas found in Minnesota.

  March 31, 2018

Located in Minnesota, the cross country skiing in Ely offers over ten good cross country ski and skate ski trail destinations. The best Ely cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be Bear Island - Lake Trail, Jasper Hills XC Ski Trail, North Arm Trails, Birch Lake Trail, and Giants Ridge Resort. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Ely cross country skiing trail below.



Where Can I Cross Country Ski In Ely?


FEATURED:  Giants Ridge Resort

  Ely, Minnesota

  June 22, 2016

Northeast of Virginia and Biwabik in the Superior National Forest, the Giants Ridge Recreation Area has 60 km of groomed trails, with 3.5 km lite for evening skiing. The Silver Trail (6.2 mi.)is a challenging route located in the Giants Ridge Recreation Area, which is also used for Olympic cross-country ski qualifications.


FEATURED:  Silver Trail

  Ely, Minnesota

  August 13, 2016

Northeast of Virginia and Biwabik in the Superior National Forest, the 6.2 mile Silver Trail is a challenging backcountry trail located in the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. The Silver Trail is used for Olympic cross-country ski qualifications in the winter.