Where to Ski Near Fargo | Cross-Country, Downhill, & Tubing

Skiing spots near Fargo.

Looking for where to ski near Fargo? While we are notoriously a flat region, there are still some skiing spots near Fargo to hit the slopes! Plus, cross-country skiing is a fun local activity to try, with plenty of cross-country ski trails in Fargo (plus snowshoeing!).

Here’s a guide to places to try both!


Need gear before you head to the slopes? Visit SCHEELS to find all the gear you need for a fun day outdoors. From downhill skiing and snowboarding to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, you can find equipment, warm clothing, and other accessories you’ll need.

Not ready to buy? SCHEELS also offers ski and snowboard rentals!

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Note: Please check each parks website below to ensure hills and trails are open for the season. 

Fargo Parks

*Indicates rentals are available. 

Dike East: 100 2nd St S

*Edgewood Public Golf Course & Chalet: 19 Golf Course Ave N

Forest River Park: 500 Forest River Dr.

Heritage Hills Park: Hillside Dr. 

Island Park: 302 7th St S

Iwen Park: 1209 52nd Ave S

Lindenwood Park: 1905 Roger Maris Dr.

Orchard Glen Park: 76th Ave S & Orchard Park Dr. 

Prairiewood Public Golf Course: 22 Prairiewood Dr. 


West Fargo

South Elmwood: 535 13th Ave W



*Indicates rentals are available. 

*M.B. Johnson Park: 3601 11th St N

Viking Ship Park: 202 1st Ave N


Outside of F-M Area (Daytrip)

Buffalo River State Park (MN) – SNOWSHOE ONLY

**Maplewood State Park (MN) 

*Glendalough State Park (MN)

Sheyenne National Grassland (ND)

*Fort Ransom State Park (ND)

Turtle River State Park (ND)

*Indicates rentals are available. 

**Only snowshoe rentals available. 



Scheel’s Fargo

*Please also see options above where rentals are available at each location. 


Paramount Sports

Play It Again Sports

Scheel’s Fargo

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Kathy Schommer is the Owner and Founder of Fargo Mom. She is a (nearly) lifelong North Dakotan, married to her college sweetheart, and has 3 rambunctious girls. Kathy is passionate about connecting moms, advocating for maternal mental health, and giving back to this wonderful community any way she can. She loves all things crafting, attempting to read books not related to parenting, and drinking hot coffee every chance she gets. When Kathy’s not attempting to work with her kids yelling in the background, you might find her at one of the local breweries or coffee bars in the area or attempting to find unique treasures at a local thrift store. To contact Kathy, e-mail her at [email protected]


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