Hyland Ski Resort

Hyland Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Minnesota in USA. The resort is in the town of Minneapolis, MN.

Hyland is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Hyland Ski Resort.

Hyland Lodging:

Hyland Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Hyland has a total of 14 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Hyland is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 35 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 14 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
35(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Hyland Ski Resort Elevation

Hyland Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,075 feet, or 328 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 900 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 175 feet (53 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Hyland has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,075'(328 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
175'(53 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
900'(274 m)

Hyland Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
24.8out of 100
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Hyland is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 175 feet.


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.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Hyland has 35 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Hyland is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 40% trails are rated as intermediate.
40%(14 acres)

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.

Blue Square
40%(14 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
20%(7 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Hyland Ski Resort good for beginners?

Hyland 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".

Hyland Ski Resort Location

Hyland Ski Resort is located in the state of Minnesota, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Minneapolis, MN.

Minneapolis, MN 55438 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.82000, -93.37000

Getting to Hyland Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Hyland Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.82000, -93.37000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Minneapolis, 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 Hyland Ski Resort.

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International AirportMSPMinneapolis, MN8 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 Hyland.

Saint Cloud Regional AirportSTCSaint Cloud, MN60 mi
Rochester International AirportRSTRochester, MN76 mi
Chippewa Valley Regional AirportEAUEau Claire, WI92 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Hyland Ski Resort, 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 Hyland Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Buck HillBurnsville, MN1,225 ft26%8 mi
Afton AlpsHastings, MN1,530 ft30%28 mi
Welch VillageWelch, MN1,060 ft29%36 mi
Wild MountainTaylors Falls, MN1,113 ft34%55 mi
Mount KatoMankato, MN540 ft37%57 mi
Powder Ridge Ski AreaKimball, MN790 ft23%58 mi
Coffee MillWabasha, MN1,150 ft35%73 mi

Hyland Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,075 ft
Base Elevation900 ft
Vertical Drop175 ft
(40% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres35
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Hyland Ski Resort Mountain Stats