LIST: Ski Resorts Open for Season

Updated: 12/16/2014 7:15 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. 14 park features set-up.
  • Buck Hill: 100 percent open. Three terrain parks, halfpipe and tubing open.
  • Elm Creek Winter Rec. Area: 100 percent open. Tubing, alpine lesson hills, cross country trails, terrain park, chalet and rentals will be open.
  • Hyland Ski & Snowboard: Holiday hours start Dec. 20 through Jan. 4, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas Eve 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Closed Christmas Day.
  • Welch Village: Open regular hours, except Christmas Eve closing at 2 p.m. and closed Christmas Day.

Metro North:

  • Powder Ridge: 100 percent open for skiing and snowboarding. Three terrain parks are open. Snowtubing is open.
  • Trollhaugen: Open regular season hours, regular season rates. 19 runs open. Open until 3 a.m. every Friday. Snow tubing is open.
  • 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.

Northern Minnesota:

  • Buena Vista: Open  Friday, Dec. 19, through Tuesday, Dec. 23.  Two chairlifts , one rope tow, handle tow. Two Terrain parks are open with 10+ features. Tubing park is also open.
  • Detroit Mountain: A few terrain park features are set up in the SCHEELS Terrain Park with continued snowmaking for the build schedule for next week. Grand Opening Dec. 21. Landslide tubing park is open.
  • Giants Ridge: Open daily starting Dec. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Terrain park is open on Garmisch. 24 runs + J-bar & Magic Carpet with 35K of Nordic. Tubing is closed.
  • Lutsen Mountains: Open daily. Three mountains, five lifts, one terrain park and 40+ runs for the weekend.
  • Mount Ski Gull: The terrain park with high-speed rope tow, chairlift, tubing hill and bunny hill are open. More runs opening soon.
  • Spirit Mountain: Open Monday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Weekends 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Spirit Park is open with lessons happening daily.
Buck Hill starts making snow with new Bluetooth-operated snow machines.
Photo: KSTP/ Jamie Ries

Minneapolis/St. Paul

25° | 14°
  • Feels like: 16° F
  • Wind: SW 3mph
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Fri More clouds than sun
    26° | 18°
  • Sat Cloudy
    30° | 22°
  • Sun Snow showers developing in the afternoon
    32° | 18°
  • Mon Showers
    34° | 23°