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Buena Vista Ski Area, Minnesota

On the Continental Divide

Buena Vista is located on the Continental Divide where waters flow north to the Hudson Bay and south to the Gulf of Mexico.

Enjoy breathtaking views from the summit. And continue to take in the sights from the entire resort, including all 15 ski runs, the three story rustic chalet, 25 km of groomed cross-country trails winding through the forest and also the pioneer village with bunkhouse sleeping facilities.

Buena Vista features the Continental Cafe, extensive ski rentals, ski shop, ski school, horse-drawn sleigh rides and more.


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Mountain Statistics for Buena Vista Ski Area
Base Elevation: 1,280 ft (390 meters)
Summit Elevation: 1,510 ft (460 m)
Vertical Drop: 230 ft (70 m)
Skiable Area: 30 acres (12 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 78 in (198 cm)
Longest Run: 2,000 ft (610 m)
Snowmaking: 100 %
Number of Lifts: 5
Uphill Lift Capacity: 4,500 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Surface Lift
2 Double Chairs
2 Triple Chairs
Number of Trails: 16
Trail Ratings for Buena Vista Ski Area
Easiest: Easiest 20%
More Difficult: More Difficult 55%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 25%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Buena Vista Ski Area
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 25 km
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes