MN winter vacations have never been better than in Brainerd, MN, the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area! The finest lodging options are available year round in Brainerd with winter cabin rentals and plenty of luxury resort lodging options in the area. Make your MN winter vacation all about the hot chocolate and resort amenities, or bundle up for some MN outdoors fun like ice fishing, sledding, skiing, or snowmobiling the hundreds of miles of groomed trails in the Brainerd Lakes Area.
Find information on local snowmobile clubs, trail conditions, DNR regulations, and more here.
Check here for information on trail conditions and trail openings and closings.
Use the regular updates and snow report archives to help you plan the best time to visit whether you’re looking to play in the deep snow or avoid the deep freeze.
Cross Country Ski
Rent skis and other winter equipment, find ski pass information, and check in with the local Nordic Ski Club.
Mount Ski Gull
The Midwest’s premiere destination for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing.
Winter Resort Lodging
Plenty of Brainerd resorts are open year round with both indoor and outdoor activities to help you take advantage of the beautiful MN winter.
Winter Cabin Rentals
Enjoy a private escape while partaking in the various winter activities the Brainerd Lakes Area offers.
Hotels & Motels
Book a water park hotel for a family weekend getaway or take advantage of business lodging for a successful trip to the Brainerd Lakes.
The Brainerd Lakes Area is the perfect spot for ice fishing with available services from ice house rentals to fishing guides.
Ice Fishing Contest
The Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza is the largest charitable ice fishing contest in North America!
Don’t get caught without what you need! Rent winter gear from skis and snowmobiles to luxury fish houses here.
Paul Bunyan Trail
With hundreds of miles of groomed and interconnected trails, the Paul Bunyan Trail offers something for snowmobilers of all levels.