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.

Northern Lights Ski Club 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 Northern Lights Ski Club.

Northern Lights Ski Club Lodging:

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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
4
Ski Lift
Lifts
1
Skier
Skiable Acres
14(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,400'(427 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
280'(85 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,120'(341 m)

Northern Lights Ski Club Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
2.1out of 100
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Northern Lights Ski Club 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 100% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 280 feet.

 DID YOU KNOW?

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

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
100%(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
Intermediate
0%(0 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
Expert
0%(0 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 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 nearby the town of Grand Rapids, MN.

Address:
Grand Rapids, MN 49501 USA
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Website:
northernlightsnordic.org/

GPS Coordinates:
53.52500, -64.01900

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 53.52500, -64.01900 (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 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Wabush AirportYWKWabush, NL125 mi
Schefferville AirportYKLSchefferville, QC143 mi
Goose Bay AirportYYRGoose Bay, NL149 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Northern Lights Ski Club, NL0 ft2%0 mi

Northern Lights Ski Club Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation1,400 ft
Base Elevation1,120 ft
Vertical Drop280 ft
Trails4
(100% Beginner,  0% Intermediate,  0% Expert)
Lifts1
Skiable Acres14
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Northern Lights Ski Club Mountain Stats