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Twin Cities Guide to Skiing & Snowboarding

This guide is sponsored by the Minnesota Ski Areas Association

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Twin Cities Skiing & Snowboarding Areas

The Twin Cities are surrounded by a wealth of diverse skiing and snowboarding destinations, each offering its own unique charm and terrain. Whether seeking gentle slopes for beginners, challenging runs for the seasoned skier, or family-friendly winter activities, the ski and snowboard resorts around the Twin Cities have something for everyone.

We are fortunate to have so many ski areas right here in the Twin Cities Metro!

**We are presenting the options — we encourage you to research online to see what options work best for your family!

TWIN CITIES SKI AREAS

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MN SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION

Minnesota, often dubbed the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” is not only a haven for water enthusiasts but also a winter wonderland for ski enthusiasts. The state boasts 19 ski areas, each with its unique charm, offering a diverse range of experiences for skiers and snowboarders alike.  MN areas have something for every level of skier or snowboarder, we boast amazing introduction programs, some of the best terrain parks and many areas have snow tubing! Always something fun to do at a MN ski area. This will be a great winter to hit the slopes in MN!

TWIN CITIES SKI & SNOWBOARD AREAS

AFTON ALPS

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Afton Alps

Afton Alps offers an exhilarating ski experience with its diverse terrain and well-groomed slopes suitable for ALL skill levels.

Phone: (651) 436-5245
Address: 6600 Peller Avenue S, Hastings, MN 55033

BUCK HILL

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Buck Hil

Buck Hill Ski Area is renowned for its convenient location and well-maintained slopes. It offers a diverse range of trails suitable for all skill levels, making it an ideal spot for both beginners and experienced skiers. They also offer high quality instruction!

Phone: (952) 435-7174
Address: 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville, MN 55306

ELM CREEK WINTER RECREATION AREA

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Elm Creek Park Reserve Ski Area

Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area is a premier destination offering a wide range of winter activities. It features excellent cross-country skiing trails, snowboarding hills, tubing lanes, and even night skiing options. Families and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy these winter adventures in a picturesque setting, making it a popular spot during the winter.

Phone: (763) 694-7894
Address: 12400 James Deane Parkway,
Maple Grove, MN 55369

HYLAND HILLS SKI AREA

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Hyland Hills

Hyland Hills Ski Area is a beloved destination for winter sports enthusiasts. It offers a variety of ski and snowboard trails catering to all skill levels, along with terrain parks for those seeking more adventure. With its convenient location in the Twin Cities metro area, Hyland Hills provides a perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities in a picturesque setting.

Phone: (763) 694-7800
Address: 8800 Chalet Road, Bloomington, MN 55438

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POWDER RIDGE WINTER RECREATION AREA

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Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area is a sought-after destination for winter thrill-seekers. Known for its diverse terrain and well-groomed slopes, Powder Ridge offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing opportunities for all ages and skill levels. Its scenic location and array of winter activities make it a popular spot for families and outdoor enthusiasts seeking winter fun in Central Minnesota.

Phone: (320) 398-7200
Address: 15015 93rd Ave, Kimball, MN 55353

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WELCH VILLAGE

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Welch Village

Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Area, located near Red Wing, Minnesota, is a renowned winter sports destination. Boasting a variety of terrain suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, Welch Village offers picturesque slopes and well-groomed trails. With its welcoming atmosphere and range of amenities, including ski lessons and equipment rentals, it’s a favorite spot for both locals and visitors looking to enjoy the winter season in Southern Minnesota.

Phone: (651) 258-4567
Address: 26685 County Road 7 Blvd, Welch, MN 55089

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WILD MOUNTAIN

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Wild Mountain

Wild Mountain Ski Area is a beloved winter destination offering a variety of skiing and snowboarding experiences. With a mix of beginner-friendly slopes and challenging terrain, Wild Mountain caters to all skill levels. Its scenic setting along the St. Croix River Valley, combined with excellent snow conditions and amenities, makes it a favorite spot for winter sports enthusiasts in the region.

Phone: (651) 465-6365
Address: 37200 Wild Mountain Rd, Taylors Falls, MN 55084

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GREATER MINNESOTA SKIING & SNOWBOARDING AREAS

ANDES TOWER HILL

Address: 4505 Andes Rd SW, Kensington, MN 56343

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BUENA VISTA SKI AREA

Address: 19600 Irvine Ave. NW, Bemidji, MN 56601

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CHESTER BOWL

Address: 1801 E Skyline Pkwy, Duluth, MN 55812

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COFFEE MILL SKI AREA

Address: 99 Coulee Way, Wabasha, MN 55981

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DETROIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA

Address: 29409 170th St, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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GIANTS RIDGE

Address: 6329 Wynne Creek Dr., Biwabik, MN 55708

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LUTSEN MOUNTAINS

Address: 467 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612

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MOUNT KATO SKI AREA

Address: 20461 State Hwy 66, Mankato, MN 56001

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MT. ITASCA WINTER SPORTS CENTER

Address: 200 Mount Itasca Drive, Coleraine, MN 55722

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MOUNT SKI GULL

Address: 9898 County 77 SW, Nisswa, MN 56468

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SPIRIT MOUNTAIN

Address: 9500 Spirit Mountain Place, Duluth, MN 55810

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