1 Mountain bike racing
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, Jan. 25 and Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Race through the trees and snow, then warm up at the trailhead for awards and door prizes. Studded tires are approved. Helmets required. Ages 14-plus. $12 in advance or $15 on race day (registration opens at 10 a.m.); $60 for all six races. Register at 763-559-6700.
2 Snowshoe hike
Spring Lake Park Reserve, Hastings, Jan. 24, 1-3 p.m.
Meet at the Schaar's Bluff Gathering Center for a guided snowshoe hike. Ages 16-plus. $18. Registration required; www.dakotacounty.us/parks.
3 Winter Fun Day
Lake Maria State Park, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Celebrate the season at this free winter sampler. Ride a fatbike or participate in a triathlon of snowshoeing, skiing and winter golf. Registration required for an hourlong snowshoe hike at 10 a.m.; snowshoes available. A 1 p.m. live demonstration of how rescue dogs are used in emergency situations. The Friends of Lake Maria group will serve lunch at noon. More information: 763-878-2325 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.
4 Lantern-lit snowshoeing and skiing
Itasca State Park, Jan. 24, 5-7:30 p.m.
Meet at the visitor center to ski or snowshoe by the light of the moon and glowing lanterns. Bring s'mores fixings or hot dogs to cook over the campfire, and then warm up inside the visitor center. More information: 1-218-699-7251 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.
5 Parent and child cross-country ski lesson
Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-noon
Learn the basics of classic-style cross-country skiing in a family-friendly environment. Ages 5-plus. $15 per person. Registration required; www.dakotacounty.us/parks.