LIST: Ski Resorts Open for Season

Updated: 11/25/2014 3:42 PM
Created: 11/16/2012 11:53 AM
By: Cassie Hart

Minnesota ski resorts across the state are making snow and starting to open.

Metro South:

  • Buck Hill: Open Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Snow Tubing Opens Friday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Elm Creek Winter Rec. Area: Opening the terrain park Thanksgiving weekend. Lesson hills and tubing will open soon after. Cross country ski trails are open.
  • Mount Kato: Making snow. Closed on Thanksgiving and open on Friday, Nov. 28 regular hours.
  • Welch Village: Open Nov. 25 though the 26, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., closed Thanksgiving Day. Regular season hours start Nov. 28. 

Metro North:

  • Powder Ridge: 90 percent of area open for skiing and snowboarding. Two terrain parks open. Snowtubing is not open at this time.
  • Trollhaugen: Making snow. Open through Thursday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Regular Hours starting Monday, Nov. 24. Late-night skiing starts Friday, Nov. 28.
  • Wild Mountain: Open Wednesday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, open Friday, Nov. 28, 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 100% open. Snowtubing opens Friday Nov. 28.

Northern Minnesota:

  • Andes Tower Hills: Making snow. Open Thanksgiving weekend Fri., Nov. 28, Sat. Nov. 29 and Sun. Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two chairlifts, carpet lift and possible third chairlift open by the weekend. Cross country ski trails are open.
  • Buena Vista: Opening Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two chairlifts and one rope tow are open, along with the terrain Park.
  • Detroit Mountain: Making snow. Opening Friday. Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Both triple chairlifts will be running, along Potential Park's conveyor and tow rope. The SCHEELS Terrain Park will be open with limited features.
  • Giants Ridge: Making snow. They anticipate opening on Nov. 28.
  • Lutsen Mountains: Open Thanksgiving weekend and Wednesday, Nov.26 to Sunday, Nov. 30. Projecting three mountains, five lifts and 20+ runs.
  • Mount Ski Gull: Making snow. Opening Thanksgiving weekend. Terrain Park with high speed rope tow, chairlift, tubing hill and bunny hill will be open. New runs are opening weekly.
  • Spirit Mountain: Open Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Skier services at the Grand Chalet ONLY. Cross country trails are open.
Buck Hill starts making snow with new Bluetooth-operated snow machines.
Photo: KSTP/ Jamie Ries

Winter Weather Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Carver; Dakota; Hennepin; Ramsey; Scott; Wright
Expires: 11/26/2014 6:00 PM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

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