In the summer of 1975 Liz and Walter Spidahl purchased a picturesque 1938 farmhouse and a quarter section of land in the Friberg Hills of Otter Tail County. Their son David and nephew Rodney lived on the farm that first winter. They purchased twenty Normark wooden ski packages and a snowmobile and after fashioning a packer and track setter, they utilized existing logging trails and old township roads to create the first trail system of Spidahl Ski Gaard. The following winter Liz and Walter moved onto the farm and with the help of friend Chick Bopp and family members they eventually expanded the trail system to 350 acres. In 1995 David and Cindy purchased the “ski farm” and have continued to provide great skiing in West Central Minnesota to this day.