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Things to do

Make the most of a short summer.

Enjoy skiing, snowmobiling from The Lodge at Giants Ridge

Stay one night and get the second night half off at The Lodge at Giants Ridge. This special is valid weekdays (Sunday-Thursday) in January, and based on availability. The Lodge is situated at the base of the Giants Ridge ski mountain with 35 downhill runs, two boarding parks, and a tubing park, plus 60km of cross country ski trails and acces to more than 2,000 miles of snowmobile trails.

Year-round resort overlooking Wynne Lake

Save 20% on midweek reservations at the Villas at Giants Ridge. Choose from one or two bedroom suites, and three or four bedroom villas with fireplaces, full kitchens and whirlpool tubs. You're within sight of the Giants Ridge ski area, with 35 alpine runs, two terrain parks and a tubing park, plus access to more than 2,000 miles of snowmobile trails! Reserve today for winter fun! Mention "Iron Range" to receive this offer. Not valid on previously booked reservations or race days/holidays. 

Experience Giants Ridge at The Residence Club

Stay any four midweek nights (Sunday through Thursday) at The Residence Club at Giants Ridge, and get the fourth night free! This deal includes discounted alpine lift tickets for adults and children (Monday-Thursday only), and a special rental equipment/cross country ski pass bundle! Enjoy four bedrooms, four baths, amazing living spaces including game room, and more. This special offer is valid through the ski season, based on availability.

Ski and stay one night or two and SAVE!

You're going to love the sweet savings on skiing at Giants Ridge this winter!

Giants Ridge is one of the Midwest's top ski areas, with high ratings for affordability, family-friendliness and service! Check out 35 alpine runs, two terrain parks, a tubing hill, top-notch rentals, gear and clothing, plus nordic and snowshoe trails. It's all set in Minnesota's northwoods, on the Iron Range! Click "details" to view ski and stay deals for one night or two, midweek only. Visit the Giants Ridge website here. 

Great Sunday/Monday rates on off-site lodging

Ski at Giants Ridge Sunday night and all day Monday, and stay off-site for rates starting at just $78 per person! Kids under 6 always ski free! Rates valid on new reservations January 4 through March 16, 2015. Exclusive offer through Giants Ridge Central Reservations. Book online or call 866-409-6650, option 1.  See details & restrictions

If your family is looking for a vacation packed with things to do, look no further than The Range.

Catch a glimpse of “Wild America” in its native habitat. Explore the Superior National Forest, one of the country’s few remaining boreal forests. Discover The Range’s colorful ethnic heritage and explore northern Minnesota’s rich iron ore mining and logging history.

 Make the Most of a Short Summer

Summers in Northern Minnesota may be short - but they are certainly full of adventure!  The deep wilderness offers camping, hiking, and fishing opportunities for the outdoorsman. Explore the Mesabi Trail, golf some of the best courses in Minnesota and take a great canoing or kayaking adventure.  For those who wish to explore a little closer to home are the historic sites, museums and mining heritage for the lover of history and local ethnic legends. Drive a little farther for a day on an Iron Range golf course with breathtaking, rustic scenery - or its little brother, the Mini Golf course!

The Iron Range is the ideal vacation destination, whether with family or a group of friends. Scenic wilderness, cozy lodging, and dining variety all contribute to a great travel experience.

Make the Most of a Long Winter

Minnesota winter vacations, when paired with warm clothing, offer an incredible experience.  Whether you are an outdoor adventurer or a shopper you will find your winter days packed with fun and adventure. Snowmobiling opportunities are even more extensive than the summer’s ATV / OHV trails, since the tamarack bogs are frozen over and the lakes themselves are integrated into the trail system. Along the lakes are scattered ice fishing houses and tip-ups that catch the winter walleye and crappies.  

The shopping opportunities are full of warm, wintry clothing and unique gifts that are only found on the Iron Range.   

Hunting & Fishing

The lakes and rivers that are found in the midst of the Superior National Forest provide prime habitat for the area’s wildlife.   Nearly half of the acreage on the Iron Range is designated Public Land, cared for by the DNR and US Forest Service for the hunters and fisherman to use with care during the designated seasons.

Hunting Season on the Iron Range is a lengthy holiday.  Blaze orange and camo can be found on most residents, and the outfitters and sporting goods stores are stocked for a great season in the northland.  Whether you hunt grouse, deer, waterfowl, there are thousands of acres available for you to find the Perfect Spot.

Year-Round Fun

With great lodging and a large assortment of activities available for residents and visitors, there are so many fun things to do on the Iron Range for family fun.  Imagine the possibilities - and explore the Iron Range!