World Class Golf

Biwabik Minnesota on the Mesabi Iron Range is home to two top-rated courses at Giants Ridge Recreation Area: The Legend and The Quarry. Take a look at this video to see more. As the #4 public course in Minnesota according to Golf Digest magazine,The Legend’s distinctive design is a marvel to all who set foot on her fairways. Younger sister to The Legend, The Quarry is sculpted in equal parts from tall timberland and reclaimed mine lands. In 2013 Golf Digest named it the top public course in the state and 20th in the nation. The Quarry recently made GOLF magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” the only entry from Minnesota to be included. Great seasonal rates and sweet lodging packages seal the deal.

Starting September 1, rates on either course drop to $72  Monday-Thursday (Restrictions apply. Visit for details.) Or try the 37 hole special with lunch, for $145 on weekdays and $160 on weekends (Restrictions may apply).

Giants Ridge, Legend Course


Tips for a great visit to Giants Ridge at all times of the year:

You might love seeing 20 high school nordic teams compete in between your downhill runs. Then again, you might not. Giants Ridge hosts tons of events; check the calendar so you know what to expect.

There are lots of hotels at all price points just a few minutes from the slopes. Book early, though, because many of our properties fill up with hockey teams this time of year!

Maybe you can stroll in (or send the kids in) for a ski or snowboard lesson at the last minute, but it’s better to schedule. The instructors are fabulous and in demand!

If you want to try fat biking, for example, but you’re not sure where to go, talk to the staff. They can give you tips on how to take a short-and-easy route, or send you on a thigh-burning ride. If you’re into that. The Rental Shop will get you on the right path with the right gear.

There’s a whole lot of stuff going on at the mountain, but there’s plenty to do offsite, too. Skate on an outdoor rink, visit a super cool museum, hear a local band, even sample some homemade candy. 

Best family ski resort

Giants Ridge on the Iron Range is Minnesota’s most family friendly ski area, with 35 downhill runs, the hottest terrain parks in the Midwest, over 60 km of Nordic trails, snowshoe trails, and an amazing snow tubing park! Nordic trails are open to fat bikes! Surrounded by the Superior National Forest, Giants Ridge provides amazing connections to nature and the great outdoors. Start planning your trip today and check out our great packages to save you and your family money. Your outdoor adventures and recreation (winter, and any time of the year) start at Giants Ridge!

Learn to ski at Giants Ridge, where the instructors are friendly, and so are the slopes! You’ll find affordable rentals, onsite lodging and dining, and plenty to do when you’re not exploring the alpine runs and enjoying a brand new high speed lift. Whether you are in the market for a day spent on the slopes, a quiet cross country ski trip through the snow-clad forests, or simply looking for a weekend away, Giants Ridge is a destination you won’t want to miss.

Thanksgiving weekend is opening for our ski season. “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 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! 

Want to recreate in the spring, summer, or fall? Giants Ridge has everything you’d expect from a year-round resort including a climbing wall, mountain bike trails, lake recreation (canoe, kayak, paddleboard), fishing, onsite dining at the Burnt Onion or Wacootah Grille, disc golf, and hiking. 

Much more to explore

Giants Ridge has everything you’d expect from a year-round resort. Here’s a list of all the other fun things you can do at Giants Ridge:

  • Take on the climbing Wall
  • Cycle the paved Mesabi Trail
  • Ride the onsite mountain bike trails
  • Explore the lakes by canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard
  • Go fishing – by pier or in your own craft
  • Have a drink or dine at the Burnt Onion or Wacootah Grille
  • Play the massive disc golf course
  • Explore the whole dang property by hiking trail