Giants Ridge Resort

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Giants Ridge Resort
United States
Phone: 218 865-3000

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About the Ski Resort

Giants Ridge Resort, located in northeastern Minnesota, offers winter fun for the whole family.

With 34 downhill runs, 70 km of cross-country trails and more than 3,000 miles of snowmobile trails nearby; Giants Ridge is known for its grooming and wonderful snow conditions.

The resort is a U.S. cross-country and biathalon training center. It has been host to World Cup events, national championships, Olympic tryouts, junior Olympics and masters championships in cross-country.

Giants Ridge also hosts downhill, slalom and giant slalom races, freestyle competitions and snowboard events.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: Yes
Cross country: 70 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  31 %

 More Difficult:  44 %

 Most Difficult:  25 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  1,470 ft
Summit elevation:  1,970 ft
Vertical drop:  500 ft
Skiable area:  200 acres
Annual snowfall:  85 in
Snowmaking:  100 %
Number of trails:  34
Number of lifts:  6
Types of lifts:  1 Poma Lift,
 3 Double Chairs,
 2 Triple Chair

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

From the Twin Cities, take Interstate 35 north to Cloquet (approx. 2 hours). Take the Range Cities exit (Hwy. 33), stay on Hwy. 33 until it merges with Hwy. 53N. Follow Hwy 53N (approx. 20 miles). Follow Hwy. 53N until you reach Eveleth (approx. 42 miles).
When you get to Eveleth, take the Hwy. 37E exit into Gilbert, follow that down Main Street. You will come to the intersection of Hwy. 135E. (Right exit) Follow that for approx. 9 miles to Biwabik. You will be on Main Street. The Giants Ridge exit is approx. 1 1/2 miles from the city of Biwabik on the left side of the road. You will make a left turn onto County Road 138. Follow this road for 3 1/2 miles and Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort will be on your left.