Places to Enjoy Winter in North Dakota

-Marked and groomed snowmobile trails, 1,800 miles of ’em; details at

-Four downhill ski and snowboard areas: Bottineau Winter Park, Bear’s Den at Fort Ransom, Huff Hills at Mandan and Frost Fire Ski and Snowboard Area at Walhalla;,,,,

-Cross-country ski trails, with some of the best in North Dakota’s state parks and even on golf courses:

-Sledding: Sledding hills at Turtle River State Park and Camp of the Cross near Lake Metigoshe; dog-sledding at Prairie Isle Dog Trekking and Paw’tastic Dog Sledding at Binford,

-Ice-fishing: For northern pike and walleye at Devils Lake, Lake Sakakawea, Lake Audubon and Lake Metigoshe, among other places;

-Forts: Events recalling prairie winter days, pioneer-style, at Totten, Union, Buford, Abraham Lincoln and Abercrombie forts;

-Parks: Snowshoeing, wildlife and winter scenery at places like Cross Ranch State Park, where you can see ice flowing by on the Missouri River;

-International Peace Garden, U.S.-Canadian border, near Dunseith;

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