Top 3 Places for Skiing and Snowboarding in Minnesota

skiing and snowboarding at lutsenThere are things you can only do when the winter season is in full swing. It’s best to take the opportunity and start playing winter sports, eating the hottest dishes, or building a snowman. After all, this happens once a year for a limited time.

If you’re planning or have already bought snowboards, snowboard bindings and boots, or skis and ski poles from Erik’s Bike Shop Inc. and other gear shops, then it’s time to head to the top three skiing and snowboarding sites in Minnesota:

Lutsen Mountains

Located near Lake Superior, this resort has an overall vertical drop of 760 feet and a skiable area of 250 to 500 acres. USA Today likes it as one of the top snowboarding sites in Minnesota. It has four peaks ideal for snowboarders and skiers of all skills levels. It also offers dog sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and snowshoeing.

The resort is open daily from 9:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. The fee is around $61 per day for adults, $51 for kids aged six to 12, and free for children under five years old.

Spirit Mountain

This area has a 700-foot overall vertical drop and a skiable area of 100 and 250 acres. Located in Duluth, it’s the second highest mountain for snowboarders and skiers in Minnesota. The Big Air Park is ideal for amateur to expert skill levels, wanting to practice their drops, jumps, boxes, and pipes. The Damage Progression Park, on the other hand, is fit for beginners wanting to learn the basics and gain experience.

This mountain resort is open from Sunday to Thursday 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. and Friday to Saturday 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. Their introductory seasonal pass costs around $139, including tax and processing fee.

Giant’s Ridge Golf & Ski Resort

This has an overall vertical drop of 500 feet and a skiable area of 100 to 250 acres. Beginners can practice at their box and flat, shotgun, and round rails, while experts can take on the challenge at their culver, quarter pipe, and jump lines. It also offers snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and a snow-tubing park.

The resort opens daily with a fee of $29 per day for adults, $19 for kids, and free for children aged six and under.

These are only some of the top snowboarding and skiing sites in Minnesota. Try them all out and see which one challenges your skills the most.

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