As a reminder, all skiers that are 16 years of age and older are required by
state law to have a valid Great Minnesota Ski Pass when skiing
the Cannon Valley Trail.
Funds raised from the passes are credited to a
account and allocated back to trails throughout the State of
Minnesota to assist with maintenance costs. The Cannon Valley
Trail is groomed and tracked for both traditional and skate
Many cross country skiers look for hills and curves on a ski
trail and although the Cannon Valley Trail does not have much
of that, it does offer exceptional winter scenery.
In the winter seeing Bald Eagles and flocks of Wild
Turkeys along the Trail is routine. The Anderson Rest Area
makes a great ski destination and you could add some interest
by having a fire in the pit. Remember recreational fires are
allowed in designated areas only.
- Please....no biking on the groomed cross country ski
trail!!!!!! Please visit the MN DNR website for winter
biking trails in Minnesota.
Cannon Valley Trail was last groomed for
cross country skiing on 1/22/15. A traditional/classical track has
not been set. Additional snow is needed in order to
set a track.
are POOR! The warm weather has made the grooming soft
and sticky. Plus the amount of snow is minimal due to
compaction and warm temperatures.
Great Minnesota Ski Pass Rates
Daily ski pass: $6
One-season ski pass: $20
Three-season ski pass: $55
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