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Covid Details

Get all the COVID-19 information you need to know before you go. All information is provided by the resort and updated regularly as processes and policies change.

Reservations

Resort policies and procedures.

Is a reservation required for lift access
Yes

Lift Reservation URL

Is a reservation required for parking
No

Base Lodge(s)

Are the base lodge(s) open
Yes

Are there rules/restrictions at the base lodge(s)
Yes

Are masks required
Yes

Base Lodge Regulation

  • The main chalet will be open for restrooms, retail, locker access, rental operations, ticket and ski school check-in only. There is no seating or congregating in the building. You may not use the chalet as a warm up area. OPlease use your car or condo.
  • The South Chalet and Sports Pavilion are open for locker usage.
  • There is limited seating available in these areas for warming, with a capacity of 15 people for no more than 15 minutes in both locations. 
  • The Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews will open with limited seating by reservation.
  • There is a 6-person limit to a table and one-hour TIME LIMIT PER RESERVATION.
  • The Main Chalet/Food Court will be available for food & beverage take-out.
  • Limited seating is available by RESERVATION.
  • There is a 6-person limit to a table and 45-MINUTE TIME LIMIT PER RESERVATION.  Guests must have a current lift ticket or pass.
  • Masks must be worn at all times inside buildings except when actively eating or drinking.

Lift Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lifts
Yes

Lift Regulations

  • Guests will be asked to self-group and load the chairlift with their household. Masks will be required in lift lines and on lifts. Lift attendants will not require guests to ride a chairlift with people they do not know.

Dining Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions for on-mountain dining
Yes

Dining Indoors
Yes

If available at less than 100% capacity, please specify %
50%

Dining Regulations

  • The Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews will open with limited seating by reservation.
  • There is a 6-person limit to a table and one-hour TIME LIMIT PER RESERVATION.
  • The Main Chalet/Food Court will be available for food & beverage take-out.
  • Limited seating is available by RESERVATION.
  • There is a 6-person limit to a table and 45-MINUTE TIME LIMIT PER RESERVATION.  Guests must have a current lift ticket or pass.
  • Masks must be worn at all times inside buildings except when actively eating or drinking.

Ski School

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski school
Yes

Ski School URL

Ski School Regulations

  • Private and semi-private lessons are available for individuals in the same household. 
  • Lessons must be booked online.
  • Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult from the same household during the lesson. 
  • Guests and instructor are required to wear masks during the lesson.  
  • Note: all references to “household” means all the people living in the same home or residence, including a shared rental unit or other similar living space. This includes college-aged kids who return home over a weekend, holiday or break.

Ski Rental Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski rentals
Yes

Ski Rental Regulations

Limited capacity inside rental shop

Transportation

Are there rules/restrictions on public transportation
No

Lodging Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lodging
Yes

Percent Logding Capcity'
100%

Elevation

  • 1972ft
    Summit
  • 500ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 1472ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 2
  • 7
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    30%

  • Intermediate Runs

    50%

  • Advanced Runs

    20%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    35

  • Terrain Parks

    2

  • Night Skiing

    121 ac

  • Longest Run

    0.8 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    202 ac

  • Snow Making

    202 ac

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.

More Info

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?

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/27/202004/01/2021
  • Days Open Last Year
    120
  • Projected Days Open
    125
  • Years Open
    37
  • Average Snowfall
    85"

Gallery: Giants Ridge Resort

Giants Ridge Resort Reviews

Otto A.
27th November 20164
Always fun and a pleasure at Giants Ridge. It's not Aspen but I didn't expect it to be. Very good value, short...Full review
Brian Thoemke
21st March 20135
Beautiful views of Wynne and Sabin Lakes and outstanding snow conditions. Icy patches are the norm for Minnesota ski resorts but the...Full review
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Current Conditions: Giants Ridge Resort

Latest Snowfall

24 HR

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Current Weather

Jan 24

9°F

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