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Family Spring Break April 2010

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Family Spring Break April 2010

Thinking about family Spring break in Minneapolis. Have two teenagers 13 &17. We would really like to try some snow boarding or tubing but not sure if thats possible during 1st week of April. We will have a rental car so not opposed to doing some driving to find the right place. Any suggestions.

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1. Re: Family Spring Break April 2010

Hmmm...I'm not much of a snow boarder or tuber (okay, not at all...), but that said I think things may be getting sketchy by the first week of April for snow on the ground to a point you can do such activities. That's not to say it isn't possible in our notoriously unpredictable weather at that time of year, but averages according to weather.com for Minneapolis are around a 50F high and 32F low. Not warm, but warm enough to be melting snow.

That said, one suggestion I would make is Buck Hill in Burnsville, MN (a short drive from Minneapolis). However, their website seems to imply they wrap up their season in March. You could check it out, however, at www.buckhill.com.

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2. Re: Family Spring Break April 2010

The only places where you can ski on April Fool's Day are the ski resorts around Ironwood, Mich., on the Upper Peninsula. That's a four-hour drive from the Twin Cities. The resorts are Whitecap in Wisconsin and Blackjack (good for boarders), Big Powderhorn and Indianhead in Michigan.

The snow will be a little mushy (actually, that's good for beginners), but prices will be great and there won't be lines. Bring sun block!

Details: midwestweekends.com/plan_a_trip/outdoors_rec…

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3. Re: Family Spring Break April 2010

Even Skiing in Colorado could be iffy by April..........

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