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Detroit Lakes Minnesota Snow Recreation and Mountain Bike Destination

Year round Minnesota Recreation in Detroit Lakes


This 350-acre Minnesota recreation destination features alpine skiing, snowboarding, tubing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fat bike rentals and, during the summer and fall months, mountain bike rentals and hiking.

Detroit Mountain is located about four miles from the city limits. Find the entrance to Detroit Mountain on the south side of Detroit Mountain Road, which is along 8th Street SE or Otto Zeck Road (from Hwy 34)

Minnesota Skiing at Detroit Mountain
Downhill skiers will love Detroit Mountain! The ski area features snowmaking capabilities, day and night skiing, triple chair lifts, and a Potential Park with magic carpet lift for beginners. Daily and season passes, as well as ski rentals and lessons are available. Detroit Mountain offers Terrain Based Learning to develop skiing skills.

Minnesota Snowboarding at Scheels Terrain Park
Snowboarders will appreciate the design of the Scheels Terrain Park! The Terrain Park is one of the premier parks in the area with tricks, jumps, rails and so much more. A high-speed tow rope pulls skiers and snowboarders to the top for a fun and exciting ride - both up and down! Plus, in 2016 a second Terrain Park allows you to learn more of the basics before mastering the Scheels Terrain Park.

New Landslide Tubing Park
Tubing is a fun family or group snow activity! It requires no special skills or equipment - just warm clothes, boots and a smile! Children must be four years of age and 43 inches tall. Enjoy tubing for two hours or as an all-day event. One of the biggest Tubing Parks in most of the Midwest with up to 10 lanes, 275 tubes and 1000 feet of slippery slope to giggle your way down! Use the magic carpet to make your way back up the hill. A new tubing lodge accommodates tubers and birthday parties. The tubing location is to the right as you reach the hill before the parking lot. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the winter.

Minnesota Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and Fat Bikes
The Nordic and snowshoe trails at Detroit Mountain take you on a winding tour through the 200 Minnesota wooded acres at Detroit Mountain. Bring your skis and get on the 7km of groomed skate and classic trails or forge your own route in the woodsy terrain used for bike trails. Bring your snowshoes, or rent them at the Lodge. Groomed cross country trails connect to additional trails at Mountain View Recreation Area and trails at the US Fish & Wildlife Waterfowl Production Area. Trails may be snow dependent so please contact Detroit Mountain before heading out. Maplelag Resort, north of Detroit Lakes, grooms 57 km for cross country skiing. Bring your own skis or rent skis and snowshoes at Maplelag Resort.
Bike enthusiasts will get a fun winter workout with Fat Bikes rentals at the Detroit Mountain Lodge or bring your own and get on the trails at Maplelag Resort.

Minnesota Mountain Biking Destination
Detroit Mountain opened purpose built mountain biking trails, including cross country, gravity fed, and pump track June 27, 2015. Bring your own bike or check out the Trek rentals, including for kids ages 2-6. The trails were designed with several levels of riders in mind. Hook your bike on the lift, ride to the top of the mountain and put a smile on your face while riding the exciting new network of trails! Trails open at dawn and close at dusk. Riders may use the kiosk pay station at the trail head and a port-a-potty is available when the lodge is not open.

Downhill Flow Trails
Located in wooded areas on the east side of the mountain, these trails consist of berms, multiple rollers and a few custom wood ramp features.

Contour Flow Trails

Get ready for a roller coaster-like ride on the natural surface trail with berm, rollers and constant undulation.

Skills Course
It's fun to play on this course with a variety of elevated features, such as ladder bridges, to teach balance and technical handling skills.

Strider Adventure Zone
Young riders from 18 months to 5 years will have a safe and friendly environment to have fun while improving their bike handling skills, such as developing balance, motor skills and confidence.

Minnesota winter getaways are fun in Detroit Lakes! Check out the Winter Fun activities in the Detroit Lakes area, and the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area and Maplelag Resort websites.