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Ski jumper at Spirit Mountain in Duluth
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A ski jumper at Spirit Mountain in Duluth

Downhill Skiing

Best in the Midwest

Minnesota’s slopes offer affordable, award-winning adventure close to home for Midwestern skiers and snowboarders.

Whether you prefer fast technical lines or long cruising runs, Minnesota's downhill ski areas offer an impressive mix of terrain unlike anything else in the Midwest. 

Skier jumps off Bobcat Cliff at Lutsen Mountains

Lutsen is the Midwest's biggest and most varied mountain slope / Lutsen Mountains

Where to Go Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Tackle a variety of challenging and rewarding terrain throughout Minnesota, including backcountry trails, winding runs, and technical parks.

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Downhill skiing in a face covering at Afton Alps

Afton Alps has been one of the Midwest's premier downhill destinations for over 50 years / Afton Alps

Grab a Free Guide

Check out a slope-by-slope breakdown of ski area stats — everything from vertical drops to lodging. 

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Kids downhill skiing at Spirit Mountain in Duluth

Kids downhill skiing at Spirit Mountain in Duluth

18 Essential Downhill Skiing Destinations

Tackle all kinds of terrain in the Twin Cities and beyond. 

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