Discover a top-rated ski and snowboard destination in the Midwest! Giants Ridge Recreation Area offers 35 downhill ski runs, over 60 km of cross country ski trails and the hottest snowboarding terrain parks in Minnesota!

Whatever winter activity you choose, one thing is certain – you'll enjoy breathtaking views, clean-fresh air, ideal Minnesota snow conditions and unmatched grooming at Giants Ridge, making your northern Minnesota winter ski vacation most enjoyable. 

A Minnesota Ski Destination That Has it All!

Giants Ridge is the ideal ski vacation destination comparable to any other ski area in Minnesota or the Midwest. Just look at what our skiing resort has to offer:

  • 35 downhill runs for alpine skiing
  • 60 km of groomed cross country (nordic) ski trails
  • Two snowboarding terrain parks
  • Snow tubing park
  • Seven lifts
  • Snowshoe trails
  • Lodging accommodations
  • Ski and snowboard lessons
  • Season tickets 
  • Ski, snowboard and snowshoe rentals
  • Snow shop with the latest winter sports apparel

Start planning your winter skiing and snowboarding vacation getaway at Giants Ridge today.

Days and Hours of Operation

See website at http://www.giantsridge.com/winter-hours.html

Other Attractions


Mountain Biking and direct access to some great bike trails


Giants Ridge Snow Report

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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
1972 ft/601 m 500
Base ElevationLift CapacitySkiable MilesNight Skiing Trails
1472 ft/449 m 7000 0 17
GondolaSix PackQuads DetachableQuads Fixed
0 0 1 1
TriplesDoublesSurface LiftsOthers / Magic Carpet
1 2 1 1

% of Acres
% of Trails32

% of Acres
% of Trails44

% of Acres
% of Trails24

% 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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