Downhill Skiers, Snowboarders & Tubers will find Buena Vista to be the area's premier spot to enjoy their sport. Sitting astride the continental divide, there are 16 downhill runs, the longest 2,000 ft. boasting a 230 ft. drop. The ski area features 4 chairlifts, a beginners tow, and a three-story chalet with warming fireplace and cafe.

Cross-Country Skiing is something at this high-country site, traversing ideal skiing terrain. Nine lakes and vast forest can be viewed in distant panoramas along Buena Vista's 25 km of trails. The landscape of Buena Vista is exceptionally scenic. The trails meander through forests of pine and hardwood, over rolling hills and skirt the shores of serene lakes. The Buena Vista Ski trails require the MN Ski Pass, not available at Buena Vista.

Skiing & Snowboarding Hours:
  Friday, Jan. 18: 10am - 8pm
  Saturday, Jan. 19: 10am - 8pm
  Sunday, Jan. 20: 10am - 8pm
  Monday, Jan. 21: 10am - 6pm


Tubing Park Hours:
  Friday, Jan. 18: 4pm - 8pm
  Saturday, Jan 19: 12pm - 6pm
  Sunday, Jan 20: 12pm - 6pm
  Monday, Jan. 21: 12pm - 6pm
Days & hours of operation are subject to change due to weather.

Buena Vista Snow Report

Buena Vista Ski Area

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Full Report

Parks and Pipes

Terrain ParkNumber of ParksNumber of Features
Half PipieHalf Pipe CommentsLast Cut
N/A N/A N/As
Night SkiingTubingNight TubingTubing Lanes
No No No 0

Mountain Stats

Top ElevationVertical DropTotal TrailsSkiable Acres
Base ElevationLift CapacitySkiable MilesNight Skiing Trails
0 0 0
GondolaSix PackQuads DetachableQuads Fixed
0 0 0 0
TriplesDoublesSurface LiftsOthers / Magic Carpet
2 2 0 0

% of Acres
% of Trails25

% of Acres
% of Trails55

% of Acres
% of Trails20

% of Acres
% of Trails
Rental EquipmentAvailableFor ChildrenFor Adults
Alpine Yes Yes Yes
SnowBoard Yes Yes Yes
Telemark No No No
SnowSkates No No No

About Us

The Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. (MSAA) is a non-profit trade association, which represents the interests of ski areas located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. is to represent the interests of the membership by providing resources that enhance the quality of service and product provided to the public, and to foster, stimulate and promote safety, education and growth in the industry.

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