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Giants Ridge

Giants Ridge

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

216

Rank in
Region

15

Rank in
State

2

This resort is often compared with:

Lutsen Mountains
Afton Alps
Indianhead Mountain
Best time for snow at
Giants Ridge
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Giants Ridge

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 85" per year
Snow Quality Rank

196

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

198

Giants Ridge is ranked No. 198 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

6.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

3.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

85.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

198

Giants Ridge is ranked No. 198 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

196

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Giants Ridge

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
128
score
36.6
Snow Quality
rank
196
score
23.7
Snow Volume
rank
198
score
29.1

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

500 ft

1970 ft
Base Elevation: 1470 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Giants Ridge

Giant's Ridge has no detail snow data, but we accept the published average of 85 inches snowfall, due to its location in northern Minnesota.

Accumulation and Preservation

Giant's Ridge's very cold climate facilitates early season snowmaking, preserves the snow midwinter and it gets less winter rain than most Midwest ski areas. Relatively flat Midwest ski terrain will routinely melt/freeze in warm weather or March sun.