One hour west of Minneapolis, Minnesota you will encounter Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area. At the top of the 60 acres of runs, you will find a fantastic vista in all directions. Served by three chairlifts and four surface lifts, Powder Ridge has 15 trails, the longest of which has a length of 1600 ft. and a vertical drop of 300 ft. There are two terrain parks on the slopes here. 40% of the runs here are marked as easier so even those just starting out will have abundant options for winter sports fun. Night skiing allows you to enjoy 100% of snowmaking system covered runs after the sun goes down. Be sure to check out the tubing hill here.


Days and Hours of Operation
Skiing and Snowboarding:
Saturdays: 9:30am to 9pm
Sundays: 9:30am to 9pm
Mondays: 3:30pm to 9pm (Holidays excluded)
Tuesday: 3:30pm to 9pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10am to 9pm
Fridays: 10am to 10pm

Saturdays: 10am to 10pm
Sundays: Noon to 8 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: Available for private group bookings, only, except vacation periods listed below.
Fridays: 5pm to 10pm


Powder 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
Base ElevationLift CapacitySkiable MilesNight Skiing Trails
6000 0 15
GondolaSix PackQuads DetachableQuads Fixed
0 0 0 1
TriplesDoublesSurface LiftsOthers / Magic Carpet
0 2 4 1

% of Acres
% of Trails33

% of Acres
% of Trails40

% of Acres
% of Trails27

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

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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