Northern Lights Ski Club
Northern Lights Ski Club is a ski area located in the state of Minnesota in USA. The resort is in the town of Grand Rapids, MN.
We recently ranked all of Minnesota's ski resorts, so you can see where Northern Lights Ski Club stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Northern Lights Ski Club is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket 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 work with Northern Lights Ski Club. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Northern Lights Ski Club's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Northern Lights Ski Club around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Northern Lights Ski Club Terrain Overview
Northern Lights Ski Club has a total of 4 ski trails, which are serviced by 1 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Northern Lights Ski Club is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 14 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 6 hectares, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Northern Lights Ski Club Elevation
Northern Lights Ski Club has a summit elevation of 1,400 feet, or 427 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,120 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 280 feet (85 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Northern Lights Ski Club has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Northern Lights Ski Club Difficulty Level
2.2out 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
Northern Lights Ski Club has 14 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Northern Lights Ski Club is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 100% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 0% 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 Northern Lights Ski Club good for beginners?
Northern Lights Ski Club 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. 100% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Northern Lights Ski Club Location
Northern Lights Ski Club is located in the state of Minnesota, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Grand Rapids, MN.
Grand Rapids, MN 49501 USA
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Getting to Northern Lights Ski Club
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Northern Lights Ski Club), its coordinates of 47.42300, -93.51100 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Grand Rapids, 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 Northern Lights Ski Club.
|Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport||MSP||Minneapolis, MN||176 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 Northern Lights Ski Club.
|Range Regional Airport||HIB||Hibbing, MN||32 mi|
|Duluth International Airport||DLH||Duluth, MN||74 mi|
|Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport||BRD||Brainerd, MN||77 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Northern Lights Ski Club, 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 Northern Lights Ski Club.
|Buena Vista||Bemidji, MN||1,510 ft||34%||57 mi|
|Giants Ridge||Aurora, MN||1,972 ft||32%||58 mi|
|Andes Tower||Backus, MN||1,620 ft||33%||73 mi|
|Chester Bowl Park||Duluth, MN||875 ft||18%||73 mi|
|Lutsen Mountains||Lutsen, MN||1,913 ft||45%||73 mi|
|Spirit Mountain||Duluth, MN||1,320 ft||36%||78 mi|
|Mont du Lac||Superior, WI||917 ft||34%||79 mi|
Northern Lights Ski Club Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,400 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,120 ft|
|Vertical Drop||280 ft|
(100% Beginner, 0% Intermediate, 0% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|