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.
Granite Peak-Largest Ski Area: WI or Michigan
Mountain Skiing in the heart of Wisconsin! 700 vertical feet and 74 runs! 65 acres of tree-skiing and 5 terrain parks! An experience that towers above the rest!
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500 ft vertical, 6 lifts, 35 trails, 202 skiable acres
Only 1 hour from Duluth, Minnesota, this winter vacation destination offers 35 downhill ski runs, 60+ km of cross country trails and a snowboarding terrain park plus onsite lodging.
350 ft vertical, 0 lifts, 48 trails
Skiing and snowboarding in St. Paul, Minnesota. Afton has 3 rental shops and a high performance rental center. They also have a snow tubing park.
290 ft vertical, 4 lifts, 15 trails
Alpine skiing, cross country skiing and snowtubing are all offered at this area located in Kensington, Minnesota.
306 ft vertical, 0 lifts, 16 trails
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.
230 ft vertical, 6 lifts, 18 trails
Located in Bemidji, Minnesota. Sitting astride the continental divide, there are 16 downhill runs, the longest 2,000 ft. boasting a 230 ft. drop.
425 ft vertical, 3 lifts, 14 trails
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.
175 ft vertical, 9 lifts, 9 trails
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.
240 ft vertical, 10 lifts, 19 trails, 65 skiable acres
Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, 1 mile south of Mankato, Minnesota.
290 ft vertical, 6 lifts, 15 trails
Ski resort in Kimball, Minnesota. All of the ski, snowboard and snowtubing runs are lighted for night use. All this and wireless internet!
230 ft vertical, 3 lifts, 10 trails
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.
700 ft vertical, 7 lifts, 21 trails
Family ski and snowboard recreation area just outside Duluth, Minnesota. 700' vertical drop.
360 ft vertical, 10 lifts, 50 trails
Ski and snowboard resort located south of Twin Cities in Welch, Minnesota. Ski and stay in the trailside bunkhouses.
300 ft vertical, 8 lifts, 26 trails
Ski and snowboard area an hour from the Twin Cities, Minnesota.