Buck Hill is a ski area located in the state of Minnesota in USA. The resort is in the town of Burnsville, MN.
We recently ranked all of Minnesota's ski resorts, so you can see where Buck Hill stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Buck Hill is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Buck Hill around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Buck Hill Terrain Overview
Buck Hill has a total of 16 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Buck Hill is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 45 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 18 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Buck Hill's slopes see on average 10 inches (0.3 meters) of snowfall a year.
Buck Hill Elevation
Buck Hill has a summit elevation of 1,225 feet, or 373 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 919 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 306 feet (93 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Buck Hill has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Buck Hill Difficulty Level
27.2out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Buck Hill has 45 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Buck Hill is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 40% trails are rated as intermediate.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Buck Hill good for beginners?
Buck Hill is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Buck Hill Location
Buck Hill is located in the state of Minnesota, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Burnsville, MN.
Burnsville, MN 55306 USA
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Getting to Buck Hill
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Buck Hill), its coordinates of 44.72000, -93.28000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Burnsville, MN to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Buck Hill.
|Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport||MSP||Minneapolis, MN||12 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Buck Hill.
|Rochester International Airport||RST||Rochester, MN||68 mi|
|Saint Cloud Regional Airport||STC||Saint Cloud, MN||69 mi|
|Chippewa Valley Regional Airport||EAU||Eau Claire, WI||89 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Buck Hill, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Buck Hill.
|Hyland||Minneapolis, MN||1,075 ft||26%||8 mi|
|Afton Alps||Hastings, MN||1,530 ft||31%||26 mi|
|Welch Village||Welch, MN||1,060 ft||30%||29 mi|
|Mount Kato||Mankato, MN||540 ft||39%||54 mi|
|Wild Mountain||Taylors Falls, MN||1,113 ft||35%||59 mi|
|Powder Ridge Ski Area||Kimball, MN||790 ft||24%||66 mi|
|Coffee Mill||Wabasha, MN||1,150 ft||36%||66 mi|
Buck Hill Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,225 ft|
|Base Elevation||919 ft|
|Vertical Drop||306 ft|
(40% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||10 inches|