ATTENTION SEASON PASS HOLDERS

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Due to a technical glitch with our point of sale system, we are currently unable to print Season Passes. Giants Ridge Season Pass Holders will need to stop at the ticketing desk and pick up their temporary ticket for this coming weekend. Please note: if passes were purchased as a Family, only one adult is needed to pick up temporary tickets.

Snowshoeing

Trail Descriptions

Sleeping Giant – 1.1 miles

Accessible from the Bronze Nordic trail, on the south side of the alpine area, the trail departs the Nordic trail on the west side and ascends through the forest to the top of the mountain. After passing many of the Nordic and fat bike trails, the Sleeping Giant arrives at the mountain-top trailhead where snowshoers can then go back down the same direction, or go down the North Face Trail.

North Face – 1.2 miles

This northern route up the mountain departs from the hillside of the main chalet. The trail enters the woods on a fat-bike trail called Kitty Cat. The trail follows Kitty Cat until past the alpine area and then diverges into a winding path up and around the backside of the mountain and leads to the mountaintop trailhead.

Narrows Trail – 1.3 mi

The Narrows trail traverses the narrowest portion of the river between Wynne and Sabin Lakes. Accessible from the Mesabi Trail (snowmobile trail in the winter), the Narrows Trail begins to the south of the main entrance to the Giants Ridge alpine area. Considered a beginner level snowshoe, the Narrows trail takes hikers on a true ‘woods and waters’ hike. Adventure seekers will experience landscapes reminiscent of the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area, even though snowshoers are just steps from the base of Giants Ridge.

Ladies' Snowshoe Series

Returning in the Winter

This event offers guided beginner and intermediate snowshoe hikes for women on select days and evenings during the months of January, February, and March. Women are encouraged to gather their friends to enjoy Minnesota’s winter oasis followed by a delicious dining experience at the Burnt Onion Kitchen and Brews.

  • Online registration only.
  • $54 per person/per session.
  • Includes: Snowshoe Trail Pass, Snowshoe Rental, headlamp use, $29 voucher for the Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews, glass of house wine.
  • Class sizes limited to 15 per session.

BEGINNER’S HIKES

  • Narrows Trail- Length 1.4 Miles
  • Time on Trail- Roughly 1 hour

INTERMEDIATE HIKES

  • Sleeping Giant Trail-TBD Length
  • Time on Trail- 1-1.5 hours

If you have questions, contact Group Sales Manager at [email protected] or call (218)865-8008.

SNOWSHOEING