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Buena Vista Ski Area

19276 Lake Julia Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-7792
+1 800-777-7958
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Skiing, Snowboarding, and Tubing!

This place is so fun. It isn't the biggest skiing place in Northern Minnesota but it is a blast... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Markki L
Bemidji, Minnesota
Great value

For a small, family-focused ski experience, Buena Vista is a great value. You can ski at night... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Snow B
Marinette, Wisconsin
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Recreation area accommodates downhill skiers and snowboarders, plus offers more than 25 kilometers of scenic trails for cross-country enthusiasts.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“ski hill” (2 reviews)
“tubing area” (2 reviews)
19276 Lake Julia Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-7792
+1 800-777-7958
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

This place is so fun. It isn't the biggest skiing place in Northern Minnesota but it is a blast. The tubing is fun. There are also deals on certain days and deals for college students.

Thank Markki L
Reviewed 13 February 2017

For a small, family-focused ski experience, Buena Vista is a great value. You can ski at night (4-8p.m.) for as little as $10, pretty much the price of a movie ticket! There is a surprising amount of variety for a tiny hill, with greens, blues...More

Thank Snow B
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We enjoy bringing our grandchildren to Buena Vista for the family atmosphere and the opportunity for all age levels to enjoy the ski hills. The lines are short and the people are friendly and helpful. The lodge is set beneath the ski hills and is...More

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A popular place for school trips, organization perks (Girl Scouts, Company parties), but as for a family outting, it rates more expensive than the theater for a family of five, with the 'extras' costing more than the core.

Thank dying2betied
Reviewed 6 June 2016

always a good place to spend the day, the place is very well run and the ski run is great, if you forget something they have it at the gift shop, my grandson loves this place and goes whenever he can

Thank 529doris
Reviewed 8 February 2016

My family visited the tubing hill on Saturday, February 6th, 2016. I noticed one of the teenage attendants who was standing inbetween the two runways spitting chewing tobacco all over the area where the children were sliding. So I went and informed the person selling...More

1  Thank randombob001
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We took 5 kids (9 if you count us parents!) to go tubing on a Saturday afternoon. Not only did the kids have a fantastic time, but so did us parents! The staff was courteous but also laid down the law when needed (there's three...More

Thank Katie T
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Buena Vista is a friendly, family-owned ski area with comfortable, affordable options in the ski lodge. However, if you are a seasoned skier, the hills will feel too small. It was a perfect introduction back into downhill skiing after several years for this middle-age mom,...More

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Year round activities for families. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing etc in winter. Horse riding, wagon rides in the fall. Lumberjack days, concerts,etc.

Thank Margie78_13
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Downhill skiing is not something you would expect to find in the flatlands around Bemidji, but this is a great little ski center for both downhill and cross country skiing. The Finlandia cross country ski race is held here annually. The main ski hill, though...More

1  Thank bjirns
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