Enjoy Winter Sports Near Lake Superior

The snow and cold is finally on its way to Lake Superior and Duluth, Minnesota. There is a storm watch through Thursday morning for the Duluth area. So if you enjoy winter sports we have a few suggestions on planning your winter adventure.

Vertical Endeavors leads introductory ice climbing trips to the frozen waterfalls and ice cliffs on the North Shore. Some towers of ice are up to 175 feet tall. Ice axes, ropes and crampons are the tools used in ice climbing.

Hang 10 on Gitchigumi! Great Lakes surfers ride almost every month of the year on Lake Superior. They use thick wet suits, gloves, hoods, and booties to protect against the bitter cold.

The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Outdoors Program leads river skiing trips January through March. Participants rope together to skirt open water and navigate upstream on a labyrinthine course of frozen river gorges along the North Shore. Pick from more than 50 whitewater streams that cut a path through the Sawtooth Mountains and rush to Lake Superior.

There is always the Polar Bear Plunge in Lake Superior in early January to raise money for the Special Olympics Minnesota. Dress in your favorite costume and take the plunge!

Spirit Mountain offers over 700 vertical feet of downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing while overlooking Lake Superior.

Within the city of Duluth, there are several cross-country ski trails that are available from beginning to expert levels of cross-country skiing. The Snowflake Nordic Ski Center is consistently groomed and offers night skiing with lighting. They are located at 4348 Rice Lake Road in Duluth just minutes from us.

It’s just a short drive from here to the parking lot on the Martin Road to access the North Shore Trail for snowmobiling. Great winding trails through the north woods and fun places for burgers, fries and hot chocolate make for a wonderful day of riding.

After you have had your winter outdoor adventure enjoy all the luxurious amenities here. A warm bubble bath will be sure to relax you and our full breakfast delivered to the privacy of your suite will be sure to restore you!

Joy and Jim Fischer, Innkeepers/Owners