Giants Ridge Recreation Area

Giants Ridge Recreation Area


Giants Ridge is the top Minnesota family vacation destination. At Giants Ridge, summer is filled with outdoor recreation and activity. The Giants Ridge Rental Shop provides bike rentals and disc golf rentals. And, Giants Ridge is a hub for the nationally-acclaimed Mesabi Bike Trail -- a 115-mile paved bike trail that winds through 25 communities through Minnesota's Iron Range.



Discover a top-rated ski and snowboard destination in the Midwest! Giants Ridge Recreation Area offers 35 downhill ski runs, over 60 km of Nordic ski trails and the hottest snowboarding terrain parks in Minnesota!

Whatever winter activity you choose, one thing is certain – you'll enjoy breathtaking views, clean-fresh air, ideal Minnesota snow conditions and unmatched grooming at Giants Ridge, making your northern Minnesota winter ski vacation most enjoyable.

A Minnesota Ski Destination That Has it All!

Giants Ridge is the ideal ski vacation destination comparable to any other ski area in Minnesota or the Midwest. Just look at what our skiing resort has to offer:

  • 35 downhill runs for alpine skiing
  • 60 km of groomed Nordic ski trails
  • Two snowboarding terrain parks
  • Snow tubing park
  • Seven lifts
  • Snowshoe trails
  • Lodging accommodations
  • Ski and snowboard lessons
  • Season tickets
  • Ski, snowboard and snowshoe rentals
  • Snow shop with the latest winter sports apparel

Start planning your winter skiing and snowboarding vacation getaway at Giants Ridge today.

Real Estate


Voyageurs Retreat at Giants Ridge

A residential home development situated on the eastern shores of Wynne and Sabin Lakes featuring lakeshore and lake access home sites where you can build a secluded cabin, a dream home, or anything in-between.

  • One to three acre parcels
  • Full underground utilities with city sewer, city water, electricity, natural gas, cable TV and telephone, Mediacom 100Mbps internet
  • City maintained paved roads
  • Distinct settlements with unique topography and natural beauty
  • Several lake access points featuring day docks, canoe racks, fishing docks and parks
  • Bike access to the paved Mesabi Trail
For more information, email David Wain or call him at 763.742.5400


"Biwabik," meaning "valuable" in Ojibway, is the gateway to Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Long valued for its iron ore, today, Biwabik is a travel destination. The community, a trailhead of the historic Mesabi Trail, is the home of the "Honk the Moose" statue and boasts a well-lit paved walking trail and a sledding hill.

True to the ethnic diversity of Iron Range communities, Biwabik treats visitors to its unique Bavarian style. It has become the area’s year- round center of attraction, hosting thousands of alpine & nordic skiers, snowmobilers and golfers. Biwabik is host to several seasonal festivals including: the Fourth of July, on which Biwabik presents the area’s largest Calithumpian Fourth of July Parade; and Weihnachtsfest (the first Saturday in December), a Christmas lighting celebration complete with fireworks, ethnic food, music and entertainment.

Learn more about Biwabik at