National Forest Lodge

A Winter Recreation Experience for Traditional Cross Country Skiing and
Snowshoeing Amidst The Majestic Red and White Pines of
Superior National Forest.
Rustic… Remote… Tranquil…Unforgettable!

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NFL all-inclusive versus an Ala Carte 2-day ski weekend

We created this chart to show how much you could save on 2 days at the NFL vs. doing a comparable ski weekend on your own.  You'll save money, spend less time planning AND spend more time enjoying your weekend!

Expenses & Extras

National Forest Lodge

Ala Carte

Snow Guarantee
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We have some of the most reliable snow in MN!  Our skiable snow policy is our guarantee.

Highly unlikely


Included – 2 nights

$98/night (2009 Minneapolis avg.)[1]


Included – 6 home cooked buffet style meals – dinner, dessert & you can bring your own spirits

$33/meal[2] - but  we’ll be generous and say 6 meals for $120 (1 beverage &  tip)


Drive to the NFL and back home – that’s it! Free car starting too.

58/mile[3] x 100 extra miles getting to and from ski trails and restaurants = $29 based on 2 people sharing a ride

Saturday night entertainment

Live local music + bring your own beer, wine or spirits

Maybe at a bar where you’ll probably spend an average of $5/drink = $20?

Time doing what you came to do

Everything provided here = No wasted leisure time

Subtract driving to trails, slow slippery roads & waiting for tables and service

Lakeside sauna & “Polar Plunge”

Yah you betcha

Not likely

Outdoor hot tub under the stars

One of very few in MN[4]

Not likely

Quiet starry nights & maybe wolf howling – No snowmobiles

Unless it’s cloudy – but still no snowmobiles

Not likely

Casual setting – great for making new friends

Never more than about 50 ski enthusiasts

Anybody’s guess

Ski-out ski-in to 30km of trails – 5+ miles of snowshoe trails too

Included and protected by a canopy of tall pines

Not likely

Total cost per person

$218 + tax

$267 + tax (based on 2 sharing 1 room)

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