Information about Frost Fire Park's Ski & Board Program
Frost Fire Park is a modest alpine ski area and chairlift access Mountain Bike Terrain Park located in the Pembina Gorge of northeastern North Dakota, just 7 miles west of Walhalla and six miles south of the international border with Manitoba, Canada.
Vertical: 330 ft
Top Elevation: 1,400 ft
Base Elevation: 1,070 ft
Runs: 10 . 4 easiest, 3 more difficult, 3 most difficult
Longest Run: .5 miles
Lift System: 1 quad chairlift (57 chairs) and 1 magic carpet
Terrain Parks: Dragon's Mouth
After 42 years of private ownership, Frost Fire Ski Area was purchased by the Pembina Gorge Foundation. The foundation is a 501c3 IRS designated nonprofit organization that is governed by a board of directors. There are no shareholders so any profits are vested back into the organization supporting the broader mission.
The Foundation changed the name to Frost Fire Park and established a partnership with ND Parks & Recreation to expand the park from a single season venue to a year-round recreation & culture venue. The first addition to the park is the downhill mountain bike terrain park. Phase I (3 of 7 trails) was completed in July of 2018 with phase II (4 of 7 trails)
construction to being summer 2020. The longest run of the terrain park is .95 miles. The rugged terrain with the dense forested area makes for the best mountain biking in the upper Mid-west.
The Foundation will continue to develop programs that focus on introducing people to conservation through recreation & leisure activities, as well sharing the rich natural and human history of the Pembina Gorge. Future funds raised will be used to address public safety issues, ADA compliance, work-flow, public amenities, and to provide scholarships for those who could not otherwise afford to participate.
As of November 2019, $4.1 million has been raised from private individuals, businesses, foundations and government entities, which allowed for the purchase of the park, minor facility updates, and new equipment including a quad 57 seat chairlift named "Lyle's Lift", as well a new ski fleet, snow makers, a groomer and an utility vehicle.
The Pembina Gorge Foundation and Frost Fire Park are extremely grateful for the generosity of many donors, volunteers and patrons who have supported the initiative to save Frost Fire.
Funds raised will be used to address flow, safety and ADA compliance for the lodge and amphitheater, as well address overnight accommodations and other amenties to support
ADA compliance, flow and safety issues for the Lodge, Amphitheater, and