Minnesota’s slopes offer affordable adventure close to home for Midwestern skiers and snowboarders. In the northeast, there’s a trio of destination downhill resorts featuring some of the biggest hills in the Midwest, complete with exciting terrain parks, lodging and entertainment.
Visitors to the Twin Cities area will find an array of excellent downhill areas. Elsewhere around the state are hills where novices can get their start on the slopes and experts can challenge themselves on steep, advanced runs.
Many have terrain parks with lots of features for snowboarders and some have tubing hills, where the youngest in the family can get in on the downhill fun.
Nothing inspires that “I’m King of the World!” sensation quite like riding Lutsen Mountains’ red gondola high above the Poplar River and over the rocky crest of Moose Mountain. Yes, mountain. Minnesota may be known for its lakes and prairies, but the North Shore’s Sawtooth Mountains offer spectacular 1,000-foot drops and some of the Midwest’s biggest and best ski runs, with a bonus of dark green forests and Lake Superior’s steely winter blues as the backdrop.
Some of the most invigorating Minnesota sports embrace snow. Mother Nature and snow machines keep hills and trails in the white so enthusiasts can slalom, ski, slide, snowshoe and sled to their hearts' delight.
With great downhill facilities that welcome everyone from beginners to pros, Minnesota is the place to get hooked on skiing and snowboarding for life.
Minnesota is the place to get hooked on snow sports for life. A great way to start is to try snow tubing.
Find affordable destinations for downhill skiing, snowboarding and tubing, and some of the biggest hills in the Midwest.
Cruising the slopes amidst Minnesota's gorgeous scenery, feeling snowflakes brush your face, you hear the swoosh, swoosh, swoosh of your downhill skis and you're reminded of what's good about winter.