Minnesota

Minnesota

Minnesota is famous for its many lakes and the Scandinavian heritage of her people. A much less known fact is that the state has very good snow and a long ski and snowboard season.

What Makes Minnesota Unique

A winter ski or snowboard vacation is a great way to spend the holidays, whether with family, friends and loved ones, or as a romantic getaway. Minnesota is home to at least 15 ski and snowboarding areas, from the southeast boundary shared with La Crosse, Wisconsin, to the Canadian borders north of Duluth and Lutsen! Those with less vertical feet tend to make up for it with solid terrain design and strong snowmaking, grooming, half pipes, terrain parks for snowboarders and free style.

Major Ski Resorts

Minnesota ski areas and resorts don't make such huge investments and keep people coming back year after year unless they're offering sound value. When we're talking about skiing and snowboarding, that value is measured in grins and smiles, whoops and raw adrenaline excitement. When it comes to snowmaking, these resorts literally have it down to a science. They know just how to adjust their systems for the temperatures, for base snow, for blowing pristine powder—and they'll start making snow just as soon as the temperatures drop. Set aside any angst or trepidation you may have because Minnesota skiing is a treat. What the state's resorts—like Afton Alps, Lutsen and Spirit Mountain—do is to simply cut to the chase. Ski areas in Minnesota simply make the most of every vertical foot. Maximum fun is exactly what you'll get when you visit a downhill winter resort in Minnesota.

When the day is done, it all comes down to the great feeling you've experienced and shared, the good times had. Minnesotians celebrate winter and know how to make the most of it—it's in their blood. Between that and the great bargains you owe it to yourself and your family to take a break this winter.

Ski Vacation Discounts

You can save money this year when you use the ski deals, discounts and coupons we offer you here for skiing and snowboarding in Minnesota.

Featured Blog Posts

Zoo York Snowboard Winner Will Earn Street Cred on the Hill

There are many perks that come with working here, but the part that I enjoy the most are the giveaways. Sure, we give away free lift tickets, goggles and many other items that any skier and rider would love to add to their arsenal of ski gear. We’ve even given away a pair of K2 […]

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What Do You Need to Know When Renting?

You’ve planned the ski trip, found all the discounts you can and now you’re ready to hit the slopes… but what about your equipment? If you’re going to rent your ski & snowboard equipment for the first time at the resort, here are some tips to make it easier for you and the rental technicians. Skis […]

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How to Save Money on Your Next Ski Trip

Ski trips cost money! They’re always worth it, but it can be hard for the college kid, a family, or the budget shopper to spend hundreds of dollars on one or two days of skiing. There has to be a way to spend less money on roughly the same experience, right? There is. In fact, there […]

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A Ski Holiday Planning Checklist

Planning a ski vacation can be a huge task, even for the experienced skier. There are so many things to remember to pack, and even more things to do. Forgetting even one or two things from this list can make the trip uncomfortable, but forgetting a number of things, or forgetting something really important, like money […]

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And You Thought You Knew Everything About the Afton Alps Ski Resort

For every one thing you thought you knew about Afton Alps Ski Resort in Minnesota, there’s another one thing that you didn’t – so let’s bring you up to speed! So here’s a little back-story. . . In 2008, the parent company of Afton Alps (Vail Resorts) started using RFID technology to make it easier to check lift […]

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You Get a Brand New Pair of K2 Skis!

We serve people who love to ski, and live to ski. And those of you with good jobs work hard to get enough time off to ski more. The only thing better than skiing for Ski Coupons members, is free skiing, and free gear to go along with the all the swooshing and slicing. One […]

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Save on Lift Tickets With Early Epic Pass Buy

The frenzy to grab the early release of the 2015-2016 Epic Pass is on – and for good reason. If you plan to ski or ride more than four days next winter, plan on getting in on this sale, it’s too good to pass up! Here’s why: All Access to 11+ World-Class Ski Resorts With […]

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4 Holiday Gift Ideas for Skiers or Snowboarders

The turkey is long gone and the holiday shopping in on! Although some of us are in denial that in order to give gifts, we must go get them. If you’re in the latter group, why not give gifts that will increase your leisure time spent with your loved ones? Perhaps your people already love […]

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GetOutfitted Rents Ski and Snowboard Clothing

Snowboarding was one of the first things I did when I relocated to Denver. It took me a while to get the right gear for the new sport (Chicago is a whole different kind of cold), and the money I invested could’ve covered the down payment on a new car. Add two kids who outgrow […]

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Ski Resort Opening Dates for the 2014-2015 Season

Now that A-Basin in Colorado has officially opened the North American ski season this year, we’re all fired up for the remaining resorts all over the country to follow suit. The start of the ski season means planning for all things winter. To help you to plan your ski break, we’ve compiled a rundown of projected […]

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Photo Courtesy of Afton Alps
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