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Giants Ridge Youth Ski Club
Welcome to the MYSL at Giants Ridge in BIWABIK!
Our club was organized over 15 years ago to bring the joy of cross-country skiing to skiers aged 5 to 15. The Giants Ridge Cross-Country Ski Club is organized by volunteer coordinators and coaches: Jack Greenlee and Don Galloway.
The Giants Ridge Ski Area will again be our host site. We will meet at the Timing Building at the beginning and end of each session. The Timing Building is the small building in the stadium area just before the start of the cross-country ski trails. Cost is $55 for children aged 7 to 15 (includes Giants Ridge Cross-Country Season Pass), $40 for children 6 and under, and $40 for children with Giants Ridge Season Pass.
Use of club skis is free during each Sunday club meeting. If you would like to take equipment home with you to use throughout the week, equipment can be rented for $25 for the entire season.
This year the club will meet for eight Sunday afternoon sessions from January 5th through March 1, 2020. We won't meet on Feb. 16, Presidents' Day Weekend. At our first session on January 5th, we will start early, at 1:00 p.m. to allow time for equipment fitting.
- 1:00-2:00 New Skier Orientation and Equipment Fitting.
- 2:00-3:00 Skiing Outside
- 3:00-3:30 Snacks Inside
The remaining seven sessions will start promptly at 2 p.m. outdoors so please allow enough time to get dressed and put on ski equipment. The skiers will ski until 3 p.m. Parents, please help your skier(s) dress appropriately for the weather. Skiers can go inside to warm up at any time. If you are the parent of a 5-year-old, we ask you to be available for your skier during the session. We encourage parents to come out and help. Beverages and snacks will be available inside after each session. Cross-country ski equipment is available at no charge for those who do not have their own. The equipment will be checked out at the beginning of each session and returned at the end of each session. Alternatively, season-long ski rentals are available for a small fee.
If the temperature and/or wind-chill forecast are considered dangerous, the session will be cancelled. Call Giants Ridge at 218/865-8000 and ask front desk staff for an update, or visit Giants Ridge Minnesota Youth Ski League on Facebook. Cancelled sessions will not be made up.