Too Cold to Ski? Deep Freeze Forces Outdoor Activity Closures

Updated: 12/29/2013 4:18 PM
Created: 12/29/2013 11:24 AM
By: Megan Stewart

Extremely cold weather has forced the closure of Duluth's Spirit Mountain ski area, while prompting wind chill warnings and advisories throughout the state.
Spirit Mountain and Duluth's Bayfront skating rink are closed Sunday due to the cold. The ski area plans to reopen Monday with limited hours.
Much of the state is in a deep freeze that's expected to stick around for a while.

Buck Hill in Burnsville closed its Airbag Jump on Sunday due to wind.
Northern Minnesota is under a wind chill warning - with some areas seeing wind chills ranging from negative 30 to negative 50 degrees. Southern Minnesota is under a wind chill advisory.
It was minus 10 degrees in St. Cloud at 10 a.m. Sunday, with a wind chill factor of 30 degrees below zero.
In International Falls, the temperature alone dipped to 25 degrees below zero.

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Spirit Mountain

Minneapolis/St. Paul

36° | 33°
  • Feels like: 30° F
  • Wind: SSE 12mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Mon Light rain
    38° | 32°
  • Tue Chance of a few snow showers
    33° | 22°
  • Wed Chance of a few snow showers
    28° | 18°
  • Thu More clouds than sun
    26° | 20°