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Learn to Skishoe / Snowshoe

  • Detroit Mountain Recreation Area 29409 170th Street Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501 United States (map)

Ever wanted to try snowshoeing or skishoeing? Join us for this FREE event! We will start off indoors talking about snowshoeing & backcountry skiing (meet inside the yurt at Detroit Mountain) and then head out onto the trails/woods using free rental snowshoes provided by Detroit Mountain Recreation Area and Altai Hok backcountry skis. Limited supplies on hand – first come, first served. Bring warm clothes. Event will be held in all weather conditions. No RSVP required.

Did you know that snowshoeing is one of the oldest forms of transportation in human history? Humans have been using snowshoes for over 6,000 years. They are still a great way to get out, get some exercise, go to places you can't go at other times of the year and enjoy our winter scenery. Skishoes are a newer type of equipment that combines the glide of XC skis with the flotation of snowshoes.  Both are like 4WD in the snow in that they allow you to go anywhere without needing a groomed trail.

This free family-friendly event is designed to teach newcomers about snowshoeing/skishoeing and to give them an opportunity to try it out. Also, join us for a longer Guided Wildlife Tracking Trek at 1:00 pm at Hubbell Pond Wildlife Management Area/North Country Trail trailhead parking area (36167 St. Hwy 34, Detroit Lakes MN 56501). Look for North Country Trail access signs.


For more information, contact Matthew Davis at 701-388-1883 or

Earlier Event: February 9
Poles 'n Holes Pre-Party
Later Event: February 10
S-Camp for Kids at Detroit Mountain