Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area is located less that one hour North West of Minneapolis Minnesota and directly South 16 miles of St. Cloud. Powder Ridge is located on the southern end of a glacial moraine this allows a fantastic view for miles in all direction from the top of the runs. The over 60 acres of skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing terrain are serviced by three chairlifts and five surface lifts. 100 percent of the runs are lighted for night operations as well as serviced by a huge snowmaking system.