Winter Activities

Winter Activities

Northern Minnesota is home to a lot of great outdoor entertainment options year round. We have a wide variety of activities to offer, from skiing to snowboarding to snowmobiling.

We’re located just a half-mile from the world-renowned Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort, which has hosted world-class skiers and top-level events. The resort offers 34 downhill ski runs and 70 km of groomed cross-country trails – enough to please even the most dedicated skiers!

The U.S. Ski Association uses Giants Ridge as its Midwest Training Facility. Some of the world’s best skiers have trained and competed there. Even if you don’t ski, you can enjoy the sport by checking out one of the national ski tournaments or snowboard competitions held at Giants Ridge each year.

If snowboarding is more to your liking, the Giants Ridge Terrain Park offers a 300-foot half-pipe with 12-foot walls! And, you can ski day or night, because the hills and trails are lighted.

Snowmobilers can also enjoy the Taconite Snowmobile Trail, which offers over 2,000 miles of groomed trails for your enjoyment.

All of this is available virtually right outside your door. And, at the end of a long day of outdoor fun, you can relax in your whirlpool bath or curl up in front of the fire.

Villas at Giants Ridge has all the best that Northern Minnesota has to offer!

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Whether you’re the hardy type who loves outdoor winter activities or the snuggle-by-the-fire type (or both!), the Villas at Giants Ridge will make your winter getaway ideal.