While not known for its abundance of slopes, Minnesota still does a great job of developing some of the best alpine skiers in the country, with the state offering many options for refining one’s skills. One of the most popular destinations in the Twin Cities area is Buck Hill, which is where skiers Kristina Koznick and Lindsey Vonn began their illustrious careers. Buck Hill offers surface tows, three chairlights, and nighttime skiing. Also in the metro area is Hyland Hills, which is known for its first-rate snowmaking and snow grooming.
For longer ski runs, it’s best to go north in Minnesota. The Lutsen Mountains are a major attraction for skiers, who can find more than 95 runs over four mountains and a ski lift that climbs twice as high as most resorts in the Midwest. Giants Ridge is another excellent northern option, with 35 downhill runs and beautiful views of the Superior National Forest.
About the Author:
Based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Ryan Novaczyk is the president and CEO of New Perspective Senior Living, where he has overseen the company’s fiscal functions and business performance since 2008. In his free time, Ryan Novaczyk enjoys skiing, golfing, and running.