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Address: 6325 Wynne Creek Dr, Biwabik, MN 55708-7000
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+1 800-688-7669
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Giants Ridge is Minnesota's favorite golf & ski destination. Located in...

Giants Ridge is Minnesota's favorite golf & ski destination. Located in Minnesota's true northwoods, 1 hour north of Duluth & 3 hours north of Twin Cities. Guests at Giants Ridge experience extraordinary connections to nature through our first class four-season recreation area in a true Minnesota Northwoods setting. During the winter months, skiers & boarders enjoy 35 alpine ski runs, 60+ km cross country trails, 2 snowboarding terrain parks & a snow tubing park. The summer months provide golfers with 2 of the nation's most highly acclaimed championship golf courses, along with hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing & kayaking.

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Amazing views

You'll love the breathtaking views of pristine northern Minnesota. Tons of walking trails, fishing from shore is a easy walk from the lodge on paved trails.

Reviewed 7 April 2017
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

You'll love the breathtaking views of pristine northern Minnesota. Tons of walking trails, fishing from shore is a easy walk from the lodge on paved trails.

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Thank 244stevenpg
Cotton MN
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100 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Giants ridge boasts 35 ski runs. I am not sure how they are counting the runs but I have skied there several times and 35 seems High. There is a nice assortment of runs and a nice terrain park. The runs are on the smaller side but for the area they are nice and well maintained. The new lodge is... More 

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I've lived in northern MN my whole life and have never been to Giants Ridge until Saturday when I took my 13 year old daughter and her friend skiing. We had a blast! It's been 20 years since I've been on downhill skis so I thought I'd better sign up for a lesson. I called the night before. I have... More 

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Thank Foodie2Shoez
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent adventures for the family....We snowboarded all day with very little lift lines. Only down side, they need to remind patrons to alternative...lots of kids (without parents) budding in line....

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Thank Trina T
Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Surprisingly good conditions and took advantage of early season midweek. We like better than Lutsen because of hill layout not to mention price. Try not to miss apres ski at the Burnt Onion: Their head chef, who studied culinary arts in Chicago and then worked at a well known Italian restaurant there, knows a few things about authentic Italian cuisine.... More 

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Biwabik, Minnesota
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69 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Giants Ridge has just completed construction on a new chalet. It is beautiful. Much bigger than the old chalet. The ticket counter is state of the art. Huge rental center. It has a gift shop full of souviners and those things you may have forgot at home or lost on the slope. The new restaurant, the Burnt Onion will be... More 

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Thank KimberMN
Minneapolis, MN
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We spent a weekend here in September, and loved hiking the ski area, biking the Mesabi Trail that runs through the resort, and kayaking on the adjacent lake. While we don't golf, the course looked fabulous.

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Thank MinnesotaSailor58
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203 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The Legends golf course is one of my favorites. My wife played it for the first time and loved it. Playing again today.

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Thank Minnybill
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

There is a lot to do at Giants Ridge year round. We golfed both the Quarry and Legends and took advantage of the free golf for kids after 2pm. It is a great deal on 2 beautiful golf courses. We also fished on Wynne Lake, biked the Measbi Trail , hiked Sleeping Giant and more.

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Thank zimshaw
Biwabik, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is one of the best locations for cross country skiing in the northern MN area. The trails are varied and very well groomed. I will be returning as often as I can.

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