Minnesota ski area needs cold weather
BIWABIK, Minnesota – Officials at Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort are hoping for colder weather so they can use their new snow-making equipment.
Giants Ridge managing director Linda Johnson says the northeastern Minnesota ski area tried twice to make snow, but with temperatures in the mid-40s, it was too warm.
Giants Ridge hopes to open on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. If that doesn’t work, Johnson says the ski resort will aim for Saturday, Dec. 5.
The previous snow-making system at Giants Ridge was 25 years old. The new system is capable of pumping up to 2,500 gallons of water per minute out of nearby Wynne Lake to Giants Ridge’s 32 snow guns.