Starting with the 2015-2016 winter season, Giants Ridge ski resort in Biwabik is opening 60km of Nordic trails to fat bikes. These shared fat bike trails wind over and around the alpine terrain, following forest roads and winding paths through the Superior National Forest. Trail availability is determined on a day-by-day basis, depending on the freshness and depth of snow. A Nordic trail pass or season ticket to Giants Ridge is required for all fat bikes. View the map here, and make plans to visit this winter! Nearby lodging includes Green Gate Guest Houses, The Lodge, The Villas, The Residence Club, Country Inn of Hoyt Lakes, and many more.
Like all Midwestern ski resorts, Giants Ridge targets Thanksgiving weekend for its opening date. This usually depends on the temps, of course. “Real” snow isn’t necessary – ski hills the caliber of Giants Ridge will make their own. Every run might not be open, but enthusiasts will be out there anyway, taking advantage of their favorite sport: downhill skiing or boarding. Don’t forget the tubing park! Surrounded by nordic trails, snowshoe trails and even fat bike trails, Giants Ridge makes for a great winter getaway. After all, humans aren’t meant to hibernate! Make plans to experience outdoor winter fun on the Iron Range, and set some time aside to discover our museums, events and great places to eat and shop while you’re here! Click around and get planning!
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Snowmobiling on the Iron Range is the best because we’re centrally located to more than 2,000 miles of snowmobile trails, including the legendary Arrowhead state snowmobile trail and the Taconite state snowmobile trail. Cruise through the Superior National Forest as you cover amazing terrain with all the straightaways, twist-n-turns, and hills-n-valleys you could want. Our groomers do the job right and keep the snowmobile trails in top shape. Just to make thing easy, for every Iron Range town, (thats Hibbing, Chisholm, Mountain Iron, Buhl, Virginia, Eveleth, Gilbert, Biwabik, Aurora, Hoyt Lakes, Embarrass and Meadowlands), there’s a spur. Get in and out of dodge on well-groomed, easy-to-find trails. Make the most of trailside bars, restaurants and hotels and get the most fun out of your trip!