Minnesota’s slopes offer affordable, award-winning adventure close to home for Midwestern skiers and snowboarders.

Whether you prefer fast technical lines or long cruising runs, Minnesota’s downhill ski areas offer an impressive mix of terrain unlike anything else in the Midwest. Enter the MN Slopes Sweepstakes for a chance to win totally cool #OnlyinMN prizes, ski getaway packages, gift cards and more. Register online at ExploreMinnesota.com. Entries will be accepted from Dec. 14–Jan. 17. Winners will be randomly selected every week and notified by email.

North of Brainerd, MN, is Mount Ski Gull, which provides challenging activities in a fun and healthy environment. There are 12 runs (40% beginner, 30% intermediate, 30% expert), a dedicated high-speed rope tow terrain park, bunny hill tow rope and triple chair lift, terrain park designed for snowboarders and skiers, tubing hill, ski and snowboard rentals. Enjoy night skiing and a Chalet with concessions and a couple cozy fireplaces. We can also accommodate your group or private parties.

Find more information about winter activities in Brainerd, MN, on our website. There are multiple hotel properties in the heart of Baxter and Brainerd, MN, for you to stay at. Plan your get-away today! Hit the slopes and then warm-up in the hot tub, or relax in your room with some fabulous takeout and craft beer.