Whitefish Area Daytrip: Ski Gull

A snowboarder hits the terrain park at Ski Gull. Photo by Kate Perkins

A snowboarder hits the terrain park at Ski Gull. Photo by Kate Perkins

Looking for a good daytrip in the Lakes Area? Mount Ski Gull is a great option. Just a 20-minute drive from Pequot Lakes, Mount Ski Gull has low prices, short lift lines, and a terrain park the hill is proud of.

Ski Gull welcomes skiers and boarders of all ages, with runs that are suited to all difficulty levels. Even experienced skiers won’t get bored at any of the hill’s three terrain parks, one of which is serviced by its own high-speed towrope. The terrain parks are loaded with jumps, fun boxes, rails, and more.

Weekend tickets are $31 at Ski Gull, and $26 after 4 p.m. Weekday tickets are $24. Rental packages range from $22-30 for adults. The hill is often open and lit until 9 p.m, though during some parts of the winter the hill is closed midweek. Check the park’s hours here for more information.

As of Jan. 22, Ski Gull had a snow base of 18-24 inches, and the lift, bunny hill towrope and high-speed terrain park towrope are all open. The hill has 10 groomed runs, which range in variety from easy (green circle) to difficult (black diamond).

While experienced riders check out the terrain park- which is loaded with jumps, rails, fun boxes and more- new riders can take a lesson from Ski Gull or give skiing or snowboarding a try on the bunny hill. Not into skiing or boarding? Ski Gull also has a tubing hill.

Ski Gull is a non-profit that receives no state or local tax funding. They offer free ski and snowboard lessons to teens and adults on Monday nights (Jan. 4 to Feb. 29), from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (lift tickets and rentals are extra).

Monday nights from Jan. 4 to Feb. 29 are also Ladies Night, with free ski and snowboard lessons and discounted ticket rates. Lift tickets are just $12, and ski rentals are $7, board rentals are $10.

Ski Gull is located on County Road 77, not far from Gull Lake. To get to Ski Gull, head south on Hwy. 371 and turn west (right) onto County Road 77. Follow County Road 77 around Gull Lake for just more than eight miles, and Ski Gull will be on the left.
To learn more about Ski Gull and read a complete listing of hours and rates, visit skigull.com. You can also learn about upcoming events, such as terrain park competitions and races, at Ski Gull’s Facebook page.

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