Cross-Country Skiing

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Cross-country ski trail at Tamarack Nature Center

Ramsey County provides 40 km of marked and groomed cross-country ski trails at five locations. The city of Saint Paul provides 20 km of ski trail at four locations.

Trail conditions are available on County staff post updates every Friday and as needed.

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​Ski rules and trail guidelines

  • Ramsey County groomed trails are for cross-country ski use only. No snowshoeing, hiking, biking, skijoring, sledding or pets. See the city of Saint Paul cross-country ski webpage for a list of designated areas where additional activities are allowed.
  • Skate skiing is only permitted at Battle Creek West and designated city of Saint Paul ski areas.
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited on trails.
  • Ski trails are one-way unless otherwise marked. Observe all arrows and do not enter signs.


Starting with the 2022-2023 ski season, Ramsey County and Saint Paul will use a mutual ski pass. Ramsey County will no longer accept the Great Minnesota Ski Pass. 

Passes may be purchased online now or in person at Battle Creek Recreation Center, Como Park Ski Center, Highland National Golf Course and Tamarack Nature Center starting Dec. 2. Passes will be emailed to the pass holder. They must be printed or kept on a mobile device and produced upon request of park staff on the trails.

All-access pass

For use of all natural snow ski trails plus the lighted machine-made trails in the Battle Creek Regional Park West.

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Annual all-access pass


Additional household member on annual pass $40
Daily all-access pass $15
Youth 12 years and under Free

Natural snow pass

Allows use of groomed natural snow cross-country ski trails throughout Ramsey County and Saint Paul. This pass does not include machine-made snow trails at Battle Creek Regional Park West.

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Annual natural snow pass $35
Daily natural snow pass $6
Youth 12 years and under Free

Trail information

Find trail maps, conditions, parking information and trail specifics.

Battle Creek Regional Park West including machine-made snow trails

Battle Creek Regional Park East

Rice Creek Regional Trail

Tamarack Nature Center

Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park

City of Saint Paul Trails

Equipment rental

Ski rentals are available at Tamarack Nature Center and Battle Creek Recreation Center, Highland National Golf Course and Como Park Ski Center for $12. Rentals can be reserved in person on a first-come-first-serve basis.