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.
Cannon Valley Trail has received some snow, but not
enough to groom for cross
will be posted on this website once the Trail is groomed for
cross country skiing.
appreciate all the cross country skier comments about the ski
grooming conditions. We plan to review
all the comments to make ski conditions better.
Great Minnesota Ski Pass Rates
Daily ski pass: $6
One-season ski pass: $20
Three-season ski pass: $55
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