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Plan your best trip ever!

Pick a place to stay! All lodging is listed by type – Resorts/Lodges/Motels, Vacation Homes, B&BS – and by area. Not sure which area? Check out the Communities page and Map page to get a better idea. Check out the Lodging Specials page, too.

What do you want to do?  Start out on the Activities page, then head over to Events. Next, start reading through the Attractions.

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Local Tip 1: Skiing and snowboarding is open daily at Lutsen Mountains starting Dec 13th.

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Here are some wonderful places to stay . . .

a note from nina

ski trail gunflintEarly Snows

Thanksgiving week snowstorms are building a solid base for winter activities. You can get the snow and trail report here, which is handy since you can alpine ski [weekends, opens daily Dec 13], cross country ski, and snowmobile right now. Pictured here is the Big Pine trail up the Gunflint.

Check out all your lodging choices here, and find specials and packages here. Want to know what’s going during your visit? Read more on the calendar of eventsDecember is host to wonderful local shopping, both at the shops, and at the sales and bazaars, too. You can find a steady stream of live music, especially during the holiday period.

Mostly, though, it’s just a sparkly time of year with the sun reflecting off the snow and the stars out before dinner!

– Nina

December 2019

Map of North Shore