Season changes are extreme in Minnesota but that doesn’t mean you have to bail on your board sports when the weather turns cold or the snow begins to melt. Keep reading for a guide to keep you on a board from January through December in the Burnsville, Minnesota area!
Looking for a great spot to work on your ollies and kickflips or just learning to ride a skateboard? The Burnsville Lions Skate Park is a free skate park in the south metro that offers an easy ride for beginners as well as obstacles for more advanced skaters. The park features a bowl, half pipe, rails, stairs and more. Come practice your skills and soon you'll be shredding with the best of them!
Once winter rolls around, avid boarders know the place to be is Buck Hill. With 16 runs ranging an easy green to a difficult black diamond, there’s a place for everyone on the hill regardless of your skill level. Among those runs there are also four freestyle terrain areas for you to show off and throw your best tricks.
For those that just can't wait for the winter season, don’t worry! Snow not a requirement to board at Buck Hill. In the fall, you can try the artificial ski surface called Neveplast to get some time on the slopes before the ground turns white. Check their website for the Neveplast schedule.
Minnesota might not be California or Hawaii, but now you can surf in the Midwest too, thanks to the latest craze, wake surfing. This new water sport relies on a boat to create a surfable wave so no there's no ocean required! In fact, Crystal Lake, a popular recreation destination in Burnsville that offers a public boat launch and sits on almost 300 acres is the perfect place to try this type of summer boarding.
Get Your Gear
Now you know where to go, so it's time to get your gear! Zombie Board Shop, located next door to Buck Hill, has you covered. They sell snowboards, skateboards, wake surf boards, shoes, apparel, accessories and everything in between. Additionally, Zombie Board Shop offers tuning services for your boards on site. The employees and owner, Shawn Solem, are all passionate boarders and they love to share their knowledge, expertise and love for these sports with customers. On your next visit, you may even get a helping paw from their littlest associate, Virgil, Shawn's loyal pup.
Whether there's snow on the ground or the lakes are open and the pavement clear, you’re sure to find epic boarding in the Burnsville, Minnesota area all year long. Be sure to share your sick boarding pictures from every season with #MyBurnsville for the chance to be featured on our channels!