Good Times at North Shore Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe Events

One of the North Shore’s friendliest winter activities is the Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe events! North Shore Candlelight events take place at Gooseberry Falls State Park, and the Sugarbush Trails on Oberg Mountain on February 17, 2024. 

Nordic ski, snowshoe, or hike at the Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe events

Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe
Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe

These family-friendly events offer luminary-lit, snow-covered trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking. Afterward, join in on the bonfire and refreshments with the other spirited folks that are out enjoying the evening. 

There’s something about the moonlit woods and the snow-covered candlelit trails that brings out the best in people. Hellos and smiles along the trail no matter who you are! Hear the laughter of children and friends up ahead. Watch the kids run ahead of their parents to hide behind a tree and scare them. Hold out your hand to help a fellow hiker who went overboard into the snow. Relish the casual conversation and meet new people along the way. It’s a wonderful, positive vibe!

Bonfire and Refreshments

Campfire at the Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe, Oberg Mt.

Before of after your candlelight adventure, enjoy the bonfire and refreshments. The Sugarbush Trail Association will have hot cocoa and cookies at the Oberg Mountain trailhead. The event at Gooseberry Falls State Park will have a bonfire and marshmallows at the Lady Slipper Amphitheater, and hot beverages and cookies are available at the Visitor Center.

Where are the North Shore Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe events taking place?

North Shore Candlelight Ski

North Shore Candlelight SkiThere are two Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe events taking place on the North Shore on February 17, 2024. Both take place between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Both events are free to attend.

Oberg Mountain Trailhead, Lutsen

The Sugarbush Trail Association hosts the Candlelight event in Lutsen. From Highway 61 mile marker 86.1, turn onto Onion River Road. Travel 2 miles to the Superior Hiking Trail trailhead (Oberg Mountain). The luminaries are set up on the Superior Hiking Trail (and adjacent cross-country ski trail) heading west towards Leveaux Mountain. The bonfire is located in the parking lot of the trailhead.

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Start at the Visitor Center of Gooseberry Falls State Park (Highway 61 mile marker 38.9). There are several miles of snow-covered luminary-lit trails to ski, snowshoe, or hike. The candlelight trail heads to a bonfire at the Lady Slipper Ampetheatere near the campground.

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