Minnesota Ski Resorts

In the northeast part of Minnesota there is a trio of ski resorts featuring some of the biggest hills in the Midwest. Lutsen Mountains located in the Sawtooth Mountains is one of the northernmost US ski areas outside of Alaska. Thunder Bay ON Canada is 2 hours from Lutsen.Several smaller resorts are close to the Twin Cities. Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area, Buck Hill Ski Resort, Afton Alps and Welch Village Ski Resort are all within an easy drive.
Big Sky Resort is the Biggest Skiing in America
Leave the crowds behind on endless terrain, lapping more than 5,800 contiguous acres with hardly a wait. Big Sky Resort’s Lone Peak Tram soars to 11,166 feet for expansive views and a 4,350 foot vertical drop for the brave of heart.
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350 ft vertical, 48 trails, 20 lifts, 300 skiable acres
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Skiing and snowboarding in St. Paul, Minnesota. Afton has 3 rental shops and a high performance rental center.
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290 ft vertical, 15 trails, 4 lifts
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Alpine skiing, cross country skiing and snowtubing are all offered at this area located in Kensington, Minnesota.
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262 ft vertical, 16 trails, 9 lifts
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Ski and snowboard area in Burnsville, Minnesota. Buck Hill may look relatively small, but the ski area has produced numerous world-class racers such as Lindsey Vonn. Go bigger with a soft landing o the freestyle airbag.
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230 ft vertical, 18 trails, 6 lifts
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Located in Bemidji, Minnesota. Sitting astride the continental divide, there are 16 downhill runs, the longest 2,000 ft. boasting a 230 ft. drop.
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425 ft vertical, 14 trails, 3 lifts
Ski area in Wabasha, Minnesota offering a unique 'bowl' arrangement for lift accessibility and protection for cold winds. Each run is obscured from the next by an abundant growth of birch, oaks, and pines.
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175 ft vertical, 9 trails, 9 lifts
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Located in Bloomington, Minnesota nestled within the 1000 acre Hyland Park Reserve it is the place for downhill skiing and snowboarding in the metro area.
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240 ft vertical, 19 trails, 10 lifts, 65 skiable acres
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Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, 1 mile south of Mankato, Minnesota.
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290 ft vertical, 15 trails, 6 lifts
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Ski resort in Kimball, Minnesota. All of the ski, snowboard and snowtubing runs are lighted for night use. All this and wireless internet!
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230 ft vertical, 10 trails, 3 lifts
Downhill skiing, snow boarding, ice skating, cross country skiing all in one location on the beautiful shores of Gull Lake just minutes from Brainerd/Baxter.
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700 ft vertical, 21 trails, 7 lifts
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Family ski and snowboard recreation area just outside Duluth, Minnesota. 700' vertical drop.
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360 ft vertical, 50 trails, 10 lifts
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Ski and snowboard resort located south of Twin Cities in Welch, Minnesota. Ski and stay in the trailside bunkhouses.
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300 ft vertical, 26 trails, 8 lifts
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Ski and snowboard area an hour from the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
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Big Sky Resort is the Biggest Skiing in America
Leave the crowds behind on endless terrain, lapping more than 5,800 contiguous acres with hardly a wait. Big Sky Resort’s Lone Peak Tram soars to 11,166 feet for expansive views and a 4,350 foot vertical drop for the brave of heart.
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290 ft
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262 ft
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230 ft
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425 ft
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175 ft
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240 ft
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290 ft
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230 ft
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700 ft
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360 ft
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300 ft
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