Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range, a mother lode of craggy peaks, miles of endless forests and deep snowfall, is also home to Giants Ridge, the Gopher State's largest golf and ski resort.  The 35-some trails that soar off the rocky crest offer some of the best cruising runs around the Great Lakes, and the Ridge's terrain park features more than 3,000 feet of free-riding fun.  It's loaded with a halfpipe and a variety of rails and boxes. 

This is big time skiing and riding for the Heartland, and the slopeside Lodge at Giants Ridge is offering attractive lift and lodging specials good through the rest of the season.  Follow "More Information" below to book a reservation.

Midweek, Sunday through Thursday nights, two adults enjoy a luxurious Mesabi suite for a night, including two lift tickets, for $125.  Four adults can stay in a spacious Northwoods suite for a nightly rate of $249 that includes four lift tickets.  That averages out to $62.50 per adult for a night's lodging and a lift ticket.  Mention promo code SKI when booking a reservation.

You get a third night free and also receive 25-percent off lift tickets on weekends through the end of the season when you spend Friday and Saturday nights   Mention promo code WKND when booking a reservation.

The Giants Ridge Spring Carnival, Slush Cup, Wild-Wild-West Weekend is March 21-22.  Events include the crowd-pleasing Slush Cup, and Western-themed competitions.  There will be an outdoor barbeque on the deck and live music will be provided by the Magpies and the always popular Fort Frances Highlander Bagpipers.  Do they wear cowboy boots with those kilts?     

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