LIST: Ski Resorts Open for Season

Updated: 01/27/2015 4:50 PM
Created: 11/16/2012 11:53 AM
By: Cassie Hart

Minnesota ski resorts across the state are open.

Metro South:

  • Afton Alps: Open daily for skiing and snowboarding.
  • Buck Hill: 100 percent open. Three terrain parks, halfpipe, and tubing open.
  • Elm Creek Winter Rec. Area: Tubing, terrain park, alpine hills, X-C trails, lessons, rentals are 100 percent open for the winter season.

Metro North:

  • Powder Ridge: 100 percent open for skiing and snowboarding. Three terrain parks are open. Snowtubing is open.
  • Trollhaugen: Nearly every run offers terrain variations, from rollers to whales. Three parks are open - beginners to advanced. The glade/tree run is covered in snow. Feature-set snake run coming soon.
  • Wild Mountain: 100 percent open for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Four terrain parks, with 3 rope tows. Open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. l Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. l Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. l Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, ski/ride until 1 a.m.

Northern Minnesota:

  • Andes Tower Hills: Hours this week are Thursday and Friday, from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Super Bowl Sunday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Look for Super Bowl Sunday specials.
  • Buena Vista: 65th Anniversary Specials. Open Friday through Sunday. Terrain Park with 14 plus Features. Check website for Special Events.
  • Detroit Mountain: Open Thursday noon-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Giants Ridge: Open daily. Terrain park is open on Garmisch. 35 runs with 60K of Nordic. Tubing is now open.
  • Lutsen Mountains: Open daily with five lifts on four mountains with 60+ runs. Open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open on weekends 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 10 lifts on four mountains. Three terrain parks open with 15 features.
  • Mount Ski Gull: Terrain Park with high speed rope tow, Chair Lift, Tubing hill, Bunny Hill, Ivens, Super 8, Quarter deck, Paul Bunyan and Craguns runs are ready to ride.
Buck Hill starts making snow with new Bluetooth-operated snow machines.
Photo: KSTP/ Jamie Ries

Minneapolis/St. Paul

40° | 28°
  • Feels like: 17° F
  • Wind: SE 13mph
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Thu Mostly cloudy
    30° | 15°
  • Fri More sun than clouds
    24° | 15°
  • Sat Considerable cloudiness
    26° | 10°
  • Sun Mostly cloudy
    12° | -4°