Bottineau Winter Park
|Bottineau Winter Park|
North Dakota, U.S.
|Nearest city||Bottineau: 10 mi (16 km)
Minot: 91 mi (146 km)
Brandon, MB: 95 mi (153 km)
|Vertical||180 ft (55 m)|
|Top elevation||2,450 ft (747 m) AMSL|
|Base elevation||2,270 ft (692 m)|
|Skiable area||40 acres (0.16 km2)|
- 2 - easiest
- 3 - more difficult
- 4 - most difficult
|Lift system||1 triple chairlift
4 surface lifts
|Night skiing||100%, Thu-Fri to 9 pm|
Bottineau Winter Park is a modest alpine ski area in the midwestern United States, nestled in the Turtle Mountains of north-central North Dakota. Located 10 miles (16 km) north of Bottineau and three miles (5 km) south of the international border with Canada (Manitoba) in Bottineau County, BWP covers 40 acres (0.16 km2) and was started in 1969 by local businessmen.
The ski area operates four days a week:
- Thursday: 4 pm – 9 pm
- Friday: 12 pm – 9 pm
- Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
- Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Tentatively, the new lodge will open in the summer of 2013, which will be a year-round facility. This chalet is in commemoration of Stanley native Ann Nicole Nelson (1971–2001), who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center.
Annie’s House is a one-level, 12,000-square-foot (1,110 m2) ski lodge designed to accommodate the needs of skiers with both physical and cognitive disabilities from across North Dakota and neighboring Manitoba. Approximately 50% the public space in the new facility will support the adaptive ski program and needs of disabled skiers and their families. This will be the first facility in North Dakota focused on empowering disabled skiers and their families to enjoy outdoor sports during winter while also providing a year-round facility to accommodate other adaptive sports. It replaces the original lodge of 1969.
Annie’s House will provide an integrated, adaptive ski facility and program to accommodate the special needs of disabled children and young adults with both cognitive disabilities such as autism, mental retardation, and Down’s syndrome, and physical disabilities such as blindness, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injuries. In addition, Annie’s House will be designed to provide adaptive ski equipment and programs for wounded warriors who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan challenged with physical disabilities resulting from amputation and traumatic brain injury.
- 9 trails
- 5 lifts – (1 triple chair, 4 surface, 1 Magic Carpet)
- night skiing - 100%
- snowmaking - 100%
- snow tube park
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