DIGITAL EXTRA: Minnesota Winter Recreation Guide

Updated: 12/12/2016 1:22 PM By: Jennie Lissarrague

Photo: AP/Jeff Roberson

It's the best season of the year for Minnesotans who are excited to hit the trails with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and other winter activities.

Here are some ways you can make the most of the winter recreation season:

Many Minnesota state parks rent snowshoes, and several rent cross-country skis. For rental locations and prices, check out the "winter activities guide" at

For a schedule of upcoming programs and special events at Minnesota state parks and trails, including candlelight ski and snowshoe events, visit the online calendar at

See snowfall totals where you live here.

See the Minnesota snow and ski report here.

See snowmobile trail maps here.

See snow conditions across the state here.

Stay updated on the latest weather conditions at and with our KSTP Weather App.