Winter in North Dakota can be rough. The temperatures drop below zero, the snow never melts, and the daylight is fleeting. If you're trying to find the joy and some happiness this Winter, this might be just the thing to cure your Winter blues.

Ski't Ski't

If you haven't given skiing or snowboarding a whirl, this is your year. Time to give it a try. You only get so many chances to break your legs as an adult, so get into the adventurous spirit and try something new and slightly dangerous (Errr more than slightly, but it's fine).

We're Listing Again

On occasion, I find myself to be somewhat organized and start making lists. With that, here's a list of some of the best places to ski, snowboard, and sled in North Dakota. You can thank me later. In no particular order, here are the best spots for your winter activity needs.

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1. Frost Fire Park

Frost Fire is located near the North Dakota, Canada border in Walhalla. Here, you will find mountain bike trails, a ski lift, and a total of 10 runs. You can even rent skis and snowboards if you don't have your own. According to Trip Advisor, there is also a bar and grill and even an amphitheater where musicals are performed.

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2. Huff Hills

Now open earlier than ever, Huff Hills is another popular North Dakota spot for Winter fun. According to reviews on Trip Advisor, people say that this is a very affordable place to ski and snowboard and is very family oriented. There are 16 different runs you can go down, and it's located in Mandan.

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3. Bottineau Winter Park

This ski area is located 10 miles North of Bottineau, North Dakota. The terrain, tubing options, a full service rental shop, and six different lifts. If you want variety and the full experience, you might want to give this place a try.

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4. Thrill Hills 

This ski area is located in the Sheyenne River Valley, 75 miles Southwest of Fargo. This spot offers different options for beginners, and has 290 vertical runs, according to their website. The really crazy part about this one is that you can ski or snowboard all year round; they have runs with real and manmade snow.

5. Tom O'Leary Sledding Hill

Last, but not least, if you are looking for something a little more safe and close to Bismarck, you can always slide down the Tom O'Leary Sledding Hill. This is one of the hills in the Capitol city that you will see kids use as a sledding point. It is at the Northwest intersection of Griffin St. and West Boulevard Avenue.

That's All Folks

I hope this list has inspired you to shake off the your seasonal slump. Thanks for reading TTFN!


 

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