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.

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