Giants Ridge facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGiants Ridge
|Nearest city||Biwabik, Minnesota|
|Vertical||500 ft (152 m)|
|Top elevation||1,972 feet (601 m)|
|Base elevation||1,472 feet (449 m)|
|Skiable area||202 acres (82 ha)|
- 30% beginner
- 50% intermediate
- 20% advanced
|Longest run||0.8 miles (1.3 km)|
|Lift system||7 chairlifts
2 surface lifts
In 1959, the main hill was cut consisting of one complete run on the west side of the road and a single-line rope tow. The chalet was a structure purchased from Erie Mining Co. This building was converted from the Evergreen Trailer Court into a warm-up building. After being closed for several years in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the IRRRB purchased the property from the bank, which satisfied an earlier federal Small Business Administration loan. In 1984, the IRRRB provided an original financial commitment of $6 million to $7 million to create a Nordic training facility and an alpine skiing complex.
Ski runs and terrain
There are 202 acres (0.82 km2) skiable at Giants Ridge. The ski hill has 500 feet (150 m) of vertical drop. The Ridge often utilize artificial snow for maintaining the slopes. There are a total of 35 trails with 7 chairlifts. There are 2 chalets, including the Burnt Onion Chalet, the South Chalet, there is also a Yurt, restaurant, grill, and a Hotel. During the summer, Giants Ridge operates to golf courses, the 18 hole Legends course, and the 9 hole Quarry.
The following are activities included at Giants Ridge:
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