Near Fergus Falls and Maplewood State Park, the Spidahl Ski Gaard area has 20km of challenging trails. Spidahl Ski Gaard is located in the beautiful sugar maple hills of Friberg Township, four miles south of Maplewood State Park. We have eight trails of varying difficulty. Four of our trails are skate/classical combination, with the rest double track classical. There is a warming lodge with a snack bar, waxing table, and rest rooms.
Spidahl Ski Gaard is located 15 mi. N.E. of Fergus Falls at the junction of County Hwy. 22 & 43. To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from the intersection of Fir Ave. and SR 27 in Fergus Falls, go north on SR 27 for 7 miles. Turn right on CR 22 and follow for almost 8 miles. Area is on the right, just past the intersection with CR 43.
#1 Beginner 1.6km
#3 Intermediate 1.8km
#4 Intermediate 2.0km
#6 Expert 2.2km
#7 Intermediate/Expert 5.0km
#9 Expert 5.2km
#5 Intermediate 3.0km
Overall, Spidahl Ski Gaard is the 20th most popular cross country ski area of all 38 Nordic ski destinations in Minnesota.
Local Contacts: Info (218) 736-5097; MN Visitors (800) 657-3700.
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Base Camp: Bakketopp H B&B (218) 739-2915
GPS: 46.4256, -95.9466
Date Published: 1/3/2016
Date Updated: 7/7/2016
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