- Estimated Cost: $140
- Deposit: $70
- Max Trip Size: 70 people
Annual Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing and Nature Education at Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center.
Come to Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center in Hackensack (north of Brainerd) for a pleasant, carefree weekend of winter fun.
Activities include skiing (11 miles of groomed trails for traditional cross-country), snowshoeing, ice fishing (you just need your license), climbing wall, stargazing from the fire tower, reading or socializing by the fireplace with a glass of wine, enjoying the outdoor campfire ring. Ski equipment or snowshoes available, free of charge, for the weekend. Other nearby ski trails include Hiram Ski Trail and Goose Lake Trail (in Chippewa National Forest).
Dorm-style rooms (with bunks) have their own bathroom with shower and sink area (approx. four people in rooms-lower bunks-so lots of room to stretch out) Fees: $140 per adult; $75 for children 12 and under; no charge for toddlers. $165/person-private room. This fee includes 2 nights lodging, activities and 5 delicious home-cooked meals (Breakfast on Saturday through lunch on Sunday).
$70 deposit will be due in early February. Remainder due weekend of event. Carpooling to be arranged closer to the event. Contact by e-mail preferred.