Top 5 Tips to Enjoy Skiing on Thanksgiving Weekend


Top 5 Tips to Enjoy Skiing on Thanksgiving Weekend

There’s nothing better than skiing and snowboarding over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with friends and family.  Our goal is to help you enjoy your experience at Buck Hill with these Top 5 Tips to enjoy the holiday weekend skiing and snowboarding.  Take these tips to heart they’ll really help.

5. Ski and Ride Buck Hill

Yeah, yeah this is a little tongue in cheek but it’s true. Buck Hill is one of Minnesota’s only true metro ski resorts with an extremely convenient location just south of 494 and right off of 35W. You’ll be able to spend more time skiing and riding than driving to the resort.  With 100% of the lifts open and 90% of the terrain open (Trail Map HERE) you’ll be able to ski and ride more acreage earlier in the season than ever before. With early season hours come a lift ticket value that’ll keep more money in your pocket for the holiday; lift tickets are only $30 online (Buy HERE) and $40 onsite in the Ticket Office.

4. Arrive Early for Great Parking

The best way for you to get a perfect parking spot at Buck Hill is to arrive early.  Arriving early provides an opportunity to park closer to the Buck Hill village and walk a shorter distance with your gear.  Here’s a tip within a tip – If you’ve booked a ski or snowboard lesson, park in the North section of the parking lot because it’s close to the SnowSports Center (Ski School) building.  Of course carpooling is a wise idea and helps to reduce the amount of parking spaces filled up individuals in groups.

3. Save Money and Buy Your Tickets Online

Speaking of tickets… Buck Hill has the best valued lift and area tickets around.  Whether it be in peak season, over a holiday, and on the weekend or weekdays our tickets have strong value.  Save even more money this weekend and purchase your tickets online.  You’ll save 25% OFF early season holiday ticket prices if you purchase them online (Buy HERE) instead of buying them the day of in the Ticket Office. Do yourself a favor and save some cash.

2. Redeem Online Tickets from Clock Tower Ticket Window

There are three locations to pick up lift and area tickets that have been purchased online; the Ticket Office, SnowSports Center (Ski School), and the Clock Tower Window.  At peak times the best location to redeem tickets purchased online is at the Clock Tower Window.  All you’ll have to do is show proof of purchase to the Clock Tower Window representative and your ticket will be issued.  Buy online, walked up to the Clock Tower Window, and get on snow – easy peasy.

1. Aprés-Ski at Buck ’54 Bar & Grill

Kick your feet up after a long day of skiing and riding at the regionals most amazing ski-in and ski-out Aprés-Ski destination, Buck ’54 Bar & Grill.  Conveniently located on the North side of Buck Hill Village, Buck ’54 Bar & Grill is on the 2nd floor above the Hillside Room.  With beautiful views of the ski trails the Buck ’54 outdoor deck is one to write home about.  With this weekend’s spring like weather of sunny skies, low winds, and high temps (Sunny N’ Sick!) the deck will be the best place to celebrate a great day of skiing and snowboarding! On a side note, make sure to check out the new updated winter menu, it’s mouthwatering, and the local favorite is the GIANT PRETZEL!


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Fuel Up Midday with a Donut in the Main Chalet

There’s a reason that the main chalet sold over 20,000 donuts last year, they’re delicious!  Spot in for a midday break and bite into the best donut you’ll ever have.

Buy a Season Pass

Owning a season pass has an outstanding value and allows you to ski or snowboard every day that Buck Hill is open this winter with no blackout dates or times!  Season Pass holders can redeem their tickets in the Ticket Office, SnowSports Center, and Clock Tower Window.  With unlimited access at Buck Hill you’ll also get additional benefits to at our partner resorts Great Bear Park in South Dakota, Ski Cooper in Colorado, and Sunburst Ski Hill in Wisconsin.  Here’s another tip within a tip – you can if you purchase a single day lift ticket you can apply the cost of the ticket as a reduction to the price of Season Pass!  Learn more about Season Passes HERE.