You Must Visit These 7 Awesome Places In North Dakota This Winter

The snow has fallen and the cold has set in – it is officially winter in North Dakota. While some people take that as a cue to stay cozy and warm indoors or maybe head south for the winter, there are others who are ready to embrace the chill and take some time to visit places within the Peace Garden State itself. Luckily, there are plenty of awesome spots to check out this winter. From beautiful lights displays to unique winter camping, there is a little something for everyone to visit on this list! Here are some of the most delightful winter day trips in North Dakota you should do ASAP:

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What are your winter plans in North Dakota? Do you plan on hitting up any of these places or have any suggestions for other spots people should check out this season? Let us know! We love hearing from you.

Address: 1300 4th Ave NW, Minot, ND 58703, USA
Address: Winter Park Road, Winter Park Rd, Dalen, ND 58318, USA
Address: 2228 Kennedy Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501, USA
Address: 12588 88th St NE, Mountain, ND 58262, USA
Address: Walhalla, ND 58282, USA
Address: Canadian Pacific Railway, 1345 Valley St, Minot, ND 58701, USA
Address: Fort Ransom State Park, 5981 Walt Hjelle Pkwy, Fort Ransom, ND 58033, USA
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Winter Day Trips in North Dakota

December 13, 2021

What are the best ski resorts in North Dakota?  

North Dakota is home to plenty of wonderful ski resorts that are great for most adults and young’uns alike. There are several places that are pretty much too awesome for words, like Huff Hills Ski Area, in Mandan. This winter wonderland is about 16 miles south of Bismarck and has fun places for skiing for every skill level. In Fort Ransom, you’ll find Bear’s Den Mountain, which features a chalet, rope tow, chair lift, and more. Don’t underestimate North Dakota’s state parks, either – Lake Metigoshe State Park, for instance, is an amazing wintertime destination complete with 250 miles of groomed trails. Okay, okay, that one’s not a resort – but it’s still worth mentioning. To read more about Huff Hills Ski Area, take a look at this article. You’ll learn all the reasons why we’re totally obsessed with it – it’s a total blast and the whole family will love it!  

What are some fun sled riding hills in North Dakota?  

With snowy terrain comes some super-fun sledding – at least we think so. North Dakota has loads of places you’ll fall in love with at first slide. Whether you prefer a more formal resort-style setting like the places mentioned above, or if you like simple hills you can sled down like you did as a kid, you’ll find the perfect sledding hill somewhere around here. In Fargo, for example, you can find the legendary Mickelson Sledding Hill and the awesome Edgewood Chalet, both of which offer some world-class snow sledding. And, while you’re in Fargo, you should also check out Dike West Park in the Turtle Mountains, you’ll find Bottineau Winter Park, which is a true delight year after year. You can also find excellent sledding hills in Bismarck and Minot. In Fort Ransom, you’ll also want to visit the “Thrill Hills” in Sheyenne River Valley. Jamestown is another fun destination for all your sledding desires.  

Address: 1300 4th Ave NW, Minot, ND 58703, USA
Address: Winter Park Road, Winter Park Rd, Dalen, ND 58318, USA
Address: 2228 Kennedy Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501, USA
Address: 12588 88th St NE, Mountain, ND 58262, USA
Address: Walhalla, ND 58282, USA
Address: Canadian Pacific Railway, 1345 Valley St, Minot, ND 58701, USA
Address: Fort Ransom State Park, 5981 Walt Hjelle Pkwy, Fort Ransom, ND 58033, USA