The newest Minnesota ski destination is Detroit Mountain Recreation Area near Detroit Lakes. Complete with a main lodge and tubing park lodge and 15 runs for alpine skiing and snowboarding, it represents the growing popularity of ‘tubing’ with designated runs for that purpose. Large windows throughout the main lodge provide a breathtaking view of the ski runs. The main lodge has 9,700 sf that house a grand hall, skier’s lounge and ski school, equipment sales, repair and rental spaces. A bar and kitchen (along with various seating areas) provide space to take a break from skiing and/or tubing on the mountain.
Located just minutes from Detroit Lakes, MN, Detroit Mountain Recreation Area offers an explorable terrain with 45 skiable acres, 21 runs, 2 terrain parks, 2 chairlifts, 2 high-speed rope tows, and 2 magic carpet lifts. Detroit Mountain is kid-friendly, catering to first timers (of any age), with a designated learning area featuring Terrain Based Learning™.
The Landslide Tubing Park, a recent addition at Detroit Mountain, has its own 2500 sf lodge siting astride the tubing hill. It also offers one of the two Magic Carpet lifts. This tubing hill lodge features a cafe with a variety of food options and the Ace’s Wild Bar that is perfect for indoor Apres Ski socializing (outdoors a large fire pit warms you while you gather with friends). Also offered: ticketing, concessions, a dining area with a view of the tubing hill, and two private party rooms on either side of the dining area. It is warmed with forced-air propane heat to keep you comfortable in the coldest of weather.
Cross Country Skiing | Fat Biking | Snowshoeing
Nordic and snowshoes trails at Detroit Mountain take you on a winding tour through their wooded 200 acres. There are approximately 7km of machine groomed skate and classic trails with connectors to additional groomed trails at Mountain View Recreation Area and off-piste trails at the Detroit Mountain WPA US Fish & Wildlife Waterfowl Production Area.
Snowshoes trails follow a separate network of trails used for mountain biking and also have the ability to connect to adjacent trail systems at Mountain View Recreation Area and Leitheiser Lake area.
Your Detroit Mountain alpine season pass includes the use of the Nordic and snowshoe trails.
Detroit Mountain Recreation Area Winter Highlights:
- Vertical Drop: 210 ft.
- Longest Run: 2,200 ft.
- Total Lifts:6
- Total Trails:21
- Terrain Parks
- Ski & Snowboard School
- Activities: Downhill skiing, night skiing, tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking
Location: Address: 29409 170th St, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 | Tel: 218.844.7669 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Detroit Mountain Recreation Area Website | Distance from The Lodge on Lake Detroit • 1.6 miles
Detroit Lakes Winter Activities Guide
Detroit Lakes winter fun begins at The Lodge. At 1500 feet, nearby Detroit Mountain Recreation Area offers an explorable terrain with 45 skiable acres, 21 runs, 2 terrain parks, 2 chairlifts, 2 high-speed rope tows, and 2 magic carpet lifts. Snowmobile more than 200 miles of groomed trails in the Detroit Lakes area. Over 50 miles of cross country ski trails are available on public and private property. Don’t let cold weather keep you from fishing! Fish houses and equipment are available for rent for winter ice fishing. Enjoy Detroit Lakes winter activities and outdoor fun year-round.
View Detroit Lakes Winter Guide