Giants Ridge broke into the Top 10 last year at No. 5 and continues to climb this year. This spunky northern Minnesota resort north of Duluth has parlayed good snow and great grooming into what skiers consider one of the best ski operations in the region.
Giants Ridge remains a secret to most skiers, but some SKI readers are beginning to discover this gem. Crowds have yet to come en masse, but consider that a reason to visit, along with the superb skiing you'll find.