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Afton Alps offers skiing and snowboarding. Nearly 300 acres located in the beautiful Saint Croix River Valley, just minutes from the Twin Cities. Afton offers 50 runs, 18 chairlifts, two wonder carpet conveyors, five chalets and three rental shops. Our ski and ride school is one of the best and largest in the Midwest providing programs for all abilities. Come enjoy a fantastic experience filled with variety, great service and endless fun!
"I never knew it would be this nice" is the phrase we most often hear as families discover the best-kept ski secret in the state of Minnesota. With three chairlifts, 15 downhill runs and two terrain parks, we have something for everyone. We also have four tubing runs and 15 km of some of Minnesota's best cross-country ski trails. In addition, we have a full-service pro shop, grill, rental shop and ski school. So come, discover for yourself, your favorite winter playground out west in Minnesota.
Indianhead Mountain Resort is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula offering 30 downhill skiing slopes, 638 vertical feet and an average of 17 feet of snow per year. Only 4.5 hours from the Twin Cities! Bigsnowresorts.com
Serious winter fun is at Buck Hill! Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing within 15 minutes of downtown Minneapolis or St.Paul. Day or night, weekend or weekday, Buck Hill is buzzing with excitement. We feature the longest magic carpet in the USA with a covered bridge over another trail, making learning to ski and snowboard easier and more exciting than ever. Whether your coming just for fun or interested in one of our many award winning ski teams or programs Buck Hill has you covered.
Downhill skiers, snowboarders & tubers will find Buena Vista to be the area's premier spot to enjoy their sport. Sitting astride the Continental Divide, there are 16 downhill runs, the longest (2,000 feet) boasting a 230-foot drop. The ski area features four chairlifts, a beginners tow, handle tow in the tube park, and a three-story chalet with warming fireplaces and cafe. Buena Vista is Celebrating 66 years this Winter.
Chester Bowl is a beautiful 117-acre park in Duluth, Minnesota. In the winter the alpine hill, with a double chair lift and 175 feet of vertical drop, handles up to 960 skiers and snowboarders an hour. The park also features a 3km intermediate cross country ski loop with scenic overlooks of the city and Lake Superior.
After an amazing 1st season at the New Detroit Mountain, we are excited for another great ski and ride season!
A New Magic Carpet lift replaces the tow rope in the learn to ski and ride area.
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Tucked away within the Three Rivers Park District in Maple Grove, Minnesota, the winter recreation area has everything for winter fun. The area features a lighted snow-tubing hill, beginner downhill ski and snowboard area and terrain park, and lighted cross-country ski trails, all with snowmaking. The area has a large lodge featuring outstanding food, equipment rentals, and the acclaimed Three Rivers Park District SnowSports Academy. Elm Creek is great fun for families and groups alike!
Giants Ridge is Minnesota's Finest Ski Area, offering 35 downhill runs and the hottest terrain parks in the Midwest! You'll enjoy breathtaking views adjacent to the Superior National Forest no matter what winter sport you choose, along with clean fresh air and peaceful quiet. A visit to Giants Ridge provides amazing connections to nature and the great outdoors. Your winter adventure starts here, at Giants Ridge!
Granite Peak, Your Modern Midwest Mountain and premier destination ski resort in Wisconsin! Granite Peak is the tallest, largest and most family friendly ski area and most conveniently located ski destination in the Midwest! Granite Peak has the tallest vertical drop in both Wisconsin and the Western Upper Peninsula. 75 runs, several acres of tree-skiing glades and four award winning terrain parks! Easy To Get To, Hard To Leave!
Located within Three Rivers Park District, Hyland Lake Park Reserve, five minutes from the Mall of America, just south of Interstate 494 and Highway 100 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Hyland is known for some of the best snowmaking and grooming in the Midwest and its terrain park is full of progressive and innovative features The 1,000-acre park reserve features extensive winter recreational activities including lighted cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails and a Nordic ski jumping complex.
Lutsen Mountains offers mountain skiing without the airfare with 4 mountains, 95 runs and a 1,000-foot vertical. Skiers and snowboarders enjoy terrain for all abilities from easy cruisers to back country terrain, two mountain chalets, the Midwest's only gondola, and phenomenal views of Lake Superior. Terrain park features available on all four mountains. Lodging facilities in the area, including ski-in/ski-out resorts and hotels, are available with lift-and-lodging packages on Lutsen.com.
Mount Kato Ski Area is located in the thick of the scenic valley that runs along the Minnesota River, just one mile south of Mankato. 19 trails and eight chairlifts make for a non-crowded experience for all skier abilities. Unwind in our large chalet with great food or enjoy flame-grilled food and your favorite beverage in The Lift Bar. Non-skiers can enjoy our snow tubing with a conveyor lift. Ski Great Snow at Mount Kato!
Mt Ski Gull has over 50 years in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We have 12 ski runs, three lifts, a dedicated terrain park with high speed rope tow, and one of Minnesota's largest tubing hills. Mt Ski Gull rents Rossignol skis and snowboards. The chalet has two fireplaces, a grill and seating.
Mt Ski Gull is a 501c3 nonprofit, receiving no government funding. The ski hill relies on fundraising and partnerships. Our mission is to provide a challenging, fun, and healthy environment.
Located just northwest of the Twin Cities, Powder Ridge is easily accessible from Interstate 94 or Highway 55. Our 15 trails sit high above the local landscape creating a panoramic view of the surrounding area. A large chalet with two food service areas and an adult lounge create a comfortable atmosphere to relax between runs. Snow tubing is available for non-skiers or boarders, and a terrain park with its own tow is a hit with our more adventurous guests.
From beginners starting out in our WinterKids Programs on the bunny hill, to thrill seekers hitting up the terrain park, Spirit Mountain in Duluth, MN is THE place to ski and board! Check out our Adventure Park Tubing Hill and Timber Twister--the only Alpine Coaster in the midwest! Take a break between runs at the Riverside Bar and Grill in the Grand Chalet located at the base of Spirit Mountain or in the legendary Moosehead Saloon! Your ADVENTURE starts here!
50 mins N of the Twin Cities, in Dresser, WI, Troll offers 23 trails & 10 tubing lanes. Our famous Late Night 3AM Fridays start the Friday after T-Giving. Sign the kids up for lessons in our dedicated learning area, & relax in the Skolhaugen Lounge with a Big Bloody Mary. Voted a Top 5 Midwest Resort (Transworld Poll), we offer 3 ropetow terrain parks & are a NASTAR ski racing hot spot w/ training opportunities all Winter long.
We make snow early & keep it late, so if you want snow, GO TROLL!
Located less than an hour from the Twin Cities and north of Rochester in the Cannon River Valley, Welch Village has 60 runs including the Back Bowl. We are one of the largest in the region, offering some of the best terrain, snowmaking and grooming, while remaining one of the favorites of Midwest skiers and boarders. Our Performance Center and two chalets add to the great experience of skiing or riding at Welch Village.
Located in beautiful Taylors Falls (less than an hour from the Twin Cities), Wild Mountain offers great terrain spread over 100 acres in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley. With one of the largest snowmaking & grooming fleets in the Midwest. We make excellent slope conditions regardless of the snow in your backyard. Lessons available for all ages & abilities 7 days a week. In addition to great skiing and snowboarding we also have snow tubing with one of the biggest snow tubing hills in MN.
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