I want to live in MN one day (I love cold weather) but I also love skiing. I don't expect it to be as good as Colorado, but how does it compare. Well, I have your answer right here. Colorado (or Utah, BC, Vermont) have much better skiing than Minnesota. I've been to Lutsen on the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota (Also Whitecap and Big Powderhorn), and they all have some decent terrain (I thought twice about going down some of the runs), but it can't compare to the "Big Mountain" experience. The pitch on many of the runs is decent, but the runs just aren't as long as those out west. The other thing is that the Midwest resorts don't have high speed lifts (I haven't been in a couple of years). It also gets really cold in January and February. On the plus side, your probably about 1000-2000 feet above sea level, so you won't get altitude sickness. And the resorts are inexpensive (It's been a few years since I've been). Short answer: If you're in a few hours drive, the midwest resorts are a great option for a long weekend.
SnowChasers is a project produced by Film Maker Chris King out of Seattle,WA and Professional Skier Tyler Ceccanti out of Lake Tapps, WA. The goal of the web. . .