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

The Lodge at Giants Ridge

"Renovation creates affordable northwoods vacation property" After a $5 million renovation and restoration, The Lodge at Giants Ridge has been transformed into a condominium hotel with 63 condo units. Fractional ownership opportunities are available that give owners 70 to 90 days of ownership per year. And, when not using the unit for themselves or family, individual condo owners have the ability to "rent" their unit through a shared rental revenue management team at The Lodge. The Lodge is located at the base of the alpine mountain and adjacent to The Legend golf course. Visit The Lodge Condominiums for more information.

The Residence Club at Giants Ridge

"The perfect lake home for those who don't have time for a lake home" Finally, the place at the lake you've always dreamed of, without all the usual headaches of second home ownership. Professionally managed and maintained, The Residence Club is a shared ownership community where each buyer will own a 10% deeded interest in one of the 27 homes, which allows owners to occupy any available Residence Club home. The Residence Club is located adjacent to The Legend golf course. Visit The Residence Club for more information.

Voyageurs Retreat at Giants Ridge

This residential home development at the resort situated on the eastern shores of Wynne and Sabin Lakes. Voyageurs Retreat features lakeshore vacation home sites with frontages ranging from 125 to 250 feet starting in the $160s, as well as lake access vacation home sites with stunning views and access to the water starting in the $60s. All parcels average one to three acres in size with access to over 500 acres of water and depths of up to 52 feet. For more information, e-mail Marvin Vuicich or call him at 218.262.5000.


"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.

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