SKIING AND SNOWMOBILING
Winter is wonderful in the Whitefish Area. Minnesota’s Brainerd Lakes Area offers access to hundreds of miles of well marked snowmobile trails, across lakes and woodlands and along scenic roadways. Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Pine River all offer winter festivals. In fact, the International Antique Snowmobiles Association holds their annual event in Pequot Lakes every January.
Snomobiling is also available on the Paul Bunyan Trail, a paved railroad bed that runs from Brainerd to Bemidji. Trails are maintained several days per week by the six snowmobile clubs in the area, including the Whitefish Area’s own club, Ideal Sno Pros.
There are miles and miles of groomed and ungroomed cross county ski trails in the Brainerd Lakes Area’s Whitefish Chain Region, and some are even lit! Most are very beginner friendly, but beware the occasional expert trails.