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Midwest Lost Ski Areas Project


Lost Ski Areas Near Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota

 | lost | still open |

Lost Ski Areas:

Minnesota (lost)

Allen's Thrill Hill, Cologne, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#allensthrillhill

Barkers Alps (also called North Star Tow), Bayport, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#barkersalps

Battle Creek Park, St. Paul, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#battlecreekpark

Birch Park (also called Eight Flags of Birch Park), Houlton, WI
http://www.mwlsap.org/wisconsin/wi.htm#birchpark

Buffalo Valley Ski Area, Buffalo, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#buffalovalley

Bush Lake, Bloomington, MN ???
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#bushlake

Cedar Hills Ski Park, Eden Prairie, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#cedarhills

Eko Backen, Scandia, MN (Washington County)
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#ekobacken

Edina Ski Tow, Edina, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#edinaskitow

Hidden Valley, Savage, MN - also called Egan's Resort and Egan's Hidden Valley Ski Tow
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#hiddenvalleysavage

Inver Hills Ski Hill, (previously called NorSki), Inver Grove Heights MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#inverhills

Lone Lake Ski Club, Minnetonka, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#lonelake

Marthaler Ski Area, West St. Paul, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#marthaler

Moon Valley Ski Area, Shakopee / Chaska, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#moonvalley

Mt. Frontenac, Frontenac, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#mtfrontenac

Mt. Sitzmark - also called Arctic Park, Shoreview, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#mtsitzmark

North Oaks (also North Oakes), N of St. Paul
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#northoaks

NorSki - see Inver Hills

Pine Bend Ski Area, South St. Paul, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#pinebend

Prior Lake Ski Area, Prior Lake, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#priorlake

Ski Tonka, Orono, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#skitonka

Snail Lake, St. Paul, MN ??? - Highway 96 and Lexington Ave, Shoreview, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#snaillake

Snofun, Inver Grove Heights (?), MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#snofun

Snowcrest (originally called Ski-Mac), Somerset, WI
http://www.mwlsap.org/wisconsin/wi.htm#snowcrest

Theodore Wirth Park ( also called Wirth Park, Mt. Wirth), Minneapolis, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#theodorewirthpark

Twin Cities Army Ammunitions Plant (TCAAP), Arden Hills / New Brighton (Ramsay County)
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#tcaap

Villa Park (Villa-Arctic Park?), Roseville, MN
http://www.mwlsap.org/minnesota/mn.htm#villapark

Wisconsin (lost)

Birchpark, Houlton, WI
http://www.mwlsap.org/wisconsin/wi.htm#birchpark

Deepwood, Wheeler, WI
http://www.mwlsap.org/wisconsin/wi.htm#deepwood

Englewood, Osceola, WI
http://www.mwlsap.org/wisconsin/wi.htm#englewood

Hardscrabble, Rice Lake, WI
http://www.mwlsap.org/wisconsin/wi.htm#hardscrabble

Lockhaven (also called Spooner-Shell Lake Ski Area), Spooner, WI
http://www.mwlsap.org/wisconsin/wi.htm#lockhaven

Skyline, St. Croix Flls, WI
http://www.mwlsap.org/wisconsin/wi.htm#skylinestcroix

Snowcrest (originally called Ski-Mac), Somerset, WI
http://www.mwlsap.org/wisconsin/wi.htm#snowcrest

 

Still Open:

Minnesota (still open)

Afton Alps, Hastings, MN
website

Buck Hill (formerly Gokey's Hill), Burnsville, MN
website

Como Park, St. Paul, MN
website

Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area, Maple Grove, MN
website

Hyland Hills Ski Area (formerly called Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area and Mt. Normandale), Bloomington, MN
website 

Welch Village Ski Area, Welch, MN (Goodhue County)
website

Wild Mountain Ski Area (formerly Val Croix), Taylor Falls, MN
website

Wisconsin (still open)

Trollhaugen Ski Area, Dresser, WI
website

 

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1955

Minneapolis Tribune, Dec. 4, 1955, p. 52

1958

Minneapolis Tribune, Dec. 7, 1958, p. 52

 

1959

Minneapolis Tribune,Sun, Dec 6, 1959

 

1961

Minneapolis Tribune, Dec. 17, 1961

 

1962

Minneapolis Tribune, Dec. 23, 1962, p. 53

 

1964

Minneapolis Tribune, Dec. 13, 1964, p. 62

 

 1965

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota) · Sun, Nov 12, 1965

1966

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota) · Sun, Nov 13, 1966

196?

Trollhaugen Troll Facebook Page

St. Paul Pioneer Press

 

1969

Minneapolis Star, Mon. Nov. 16, 1969

1971

Minneapolis Star, Mon. Nov. 15, 1971

 

1972

Minneapolis Star, Nov. 10, 1972, p. 28

 

 

1978

Minneapolis Tribune, Nov. 19, 1978

 

 


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