Minnesota

Giants Ridge Resort Ski Resort

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# 1Beginner Terrain in Minnesota
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Overview

Giant's Ridge Resort, located in Minnesota's Iron Range northwest of Duluth, is one of the Gopher State's biggest golf and ski resorts. Residents are proud of its reputation as "America's Icebox." The ski resort boasts a 1,792 foot summit elevation, as well as a 7,000 person uphill capacity. The 35 trails that soar off the rocky crest offer some of the best cruising runs around the Great Lakes. Giants Ridge has an intermediate and beginner terrain park as well as a Children's sledding area and sliding hill. The Giant was first developed as an Olympic training site with World Class cross country trails, and the trails are still maintained to Olympic quality standards.

Transportation

The Lodge at Giants Ridge is the new on-site lodging facility, with many other accomodations minutes away.

Inside Scoop

Rentals and lessons available. About ten restaurants located nearby. Some great ethnic food can be found at restaurants in the many little towns that dot the region. The Whistling Bird in Biwabik is truly outstanding and very unusual. How othen do you find Jamican quisine on the meat-and-potatos Iron Range?

Plan Your Trip

Giants Ridge Resort Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

20"
13"
9"
4"
0"
1"
Nov
17"
Dec
0"
Jan
3"
Feb
4"
Mar

Terrain Overview

30%
Beginners Runs
50%
Intermediate Runs
20%
Advanced Runs
35
Runs in Total
0.8 mi
Longest Run
202 ac
Skiable Terrain
121 ac
Night Skiing
202 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 7

1
High Speed Quads
1
Quad Chairs
1
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

1972'
Summit
500'
Vertical Drop
1472'
Base

Important Dates

November 26, 20212021/11/26
Projected Opening
April 03, 20222022/04/03
Projected Closing
125
Projected Days Open
120
Days Open Last Year
37
Years Open
85"
Average Snowfall
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