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.
Lutsen Mountains
Mid-America's largest & highest ski area. 4 mountains. 95 runs. 1000' vertical. 'Mountain skiing without the airfare'.
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350 ft vertical, 48 trails, 20 lifts, 300 skiable acres
OPEN - 45 trails, 8 lifts
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
OPEN - 16 trails, 5 lifts
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
OPEN - 15 trails, 7 lifts
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
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
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
OPEN - 12 trails, 7 lifts
Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, 1 mile south of Mankato, Minnesota.
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290 ft vertical, 15 trails, 6 lifts
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
OPEN - 22 trails, 4 lifts
Family ski and snowboard recreation area just outside Duluth, Minnesota. 700' vertical drop.
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360 ft vertical, 50 trails, 10 lifts
OPEN - 59 trails, 1 lifts
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
OPEN - 26 trails, 7 lifts
Ski and snowboard area an hour from the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
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Lutsen Mountains
Mid-America's largest & highest ski area. 4 mountains. 95 runs. 1000' vertical. 'Mountain skiing without the airfare'.
350 ft
48
20
300
OPEN - 45 trails, 8 lifts
Open
90%
290 ft
15
4
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OPEN - 16 trails, 5 lifts
Open
100%
262 ft
16
9
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OPEN - 15 trails, 7 lifts
Open
94%
230 ft
18
6
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Open*
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425 ft
14
3
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175 ft
9
9
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Open*
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240 ft
19
10
65
OPEN - 12 trails, 7 lifts
Open
63%
290 ft
15
6
n/a
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Open*
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230 ft
10
3
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700 ft
21
7
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OPEN - 22 trails, 4 lifts
Open
100%
360 ft
50
10
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OPEN - 59 trails, 1 lifts
Open
98%
300 ft
26
8
n/a
OPEN - 26 trails, 7 lifts
Open
100%
Legend = Large Resort = Small Resort