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Buck Hill Ski Area

 

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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

LivINN Suites Burnsville 

 

 

 

Hotel offers complimentary Internet access and each room has a refrigerator and microwave.

 

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

 

$47 and up

 

 

Days Inn Burnsville

 

 

 

Hotel provides complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and Internet access, fitness center and  refrigerators and microwaves are available.

 

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

 

 $59 and up

 

 

Americas Best Value Inn Burnsville / Minneapolis

 

 

Convenient location offering complimentary continental breakfast.

 

 

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

 

$47 and up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Additional lodging options available in Burnsville, Minnesota

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Dining

 

Giuseppe's

 

Jensen's Cafe 

 

Buca di Beppo

  • Additional dining options available in Burnsville, Minnesota.

 

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Buck Hill Ski Area
Description:

The present-day location of Buck Hill actually got its start as a ski area in the 1930's. Fred Pabst, of the famous brewing family, started a ski area on this site. He also owned a number of other ski areas across the country, including Bromley Mountain in Vermont. His plan was to run a chain of ski areas from coast to coast. Unfortunately, he ran into a number of seasons with no natural snow. Without the benefit of today's snowmaking technology, the ski areas closed. Today, Buck Hill is still owned by the Stone family. Buck is still operated with the family in mind, offering a full range of skiing programs for the young and young-at-heart. Buck's reputation as a quality ski area is known across the country. The racing program is also nationally acclaimed. Ski Magazine calls Buck the "Legendary capital of American ski racing." The 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, saw two Buck Hill skiers on the US Olympic Team. Both Kristina Koznick and Tasha Nelson started their skiing careers as members of the Buck Hill Ski Racing Team.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent100%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet2
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow3
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts8
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner34%
Trails-2-Intermediate34%
Trails-3-Advanced16%
Trails-4-Expert only16%
Trails-5-Terrain park1
Trails-6-Half pipe1
Trails-Total
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation919'
General-Vertical drop309'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds45 acres
General-Snow making coverage45 acres
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: They have the best Junior Ski Coach in MN

Cons: Boring Terrain, Long Lift Lines on Weekends

I can't say anything positive other than the location, and the Ski Coach for the Junior program.  Coach Sailor has a great program going.

 

The skiing, much like the other two resorts closest to Minneapolis or St. Paul, is really boring.  The natural fall line on almost every run is exactly the same.  As my friends and I say, if you ski one, you skied them all.