Published December 18, 2009, 12:21 AM

AREA SKI REPORT: Buena Vista, Frostfire ski areas

By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald

- Buena Vista Ski Area near Bemidji: Base snow depth 18 to 28 inches, groomed, making snow, 2 inches of new snow in the past week. Nine-plus runs open, two chair lifts, rope tow. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, closed Dec. 23-25 and open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily Dec. 26-Jan. 3. Snowtubing to open Saturday with hours from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info: (218) 243-2231, toll-free (800) 777-7958 or on the Web at

- Frostfire Ski Area near Walhalla, N.D.: Base snow depth 15 to 20 inches, 8 inches of new snow, five runs open. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Jan. 3, except closed on Christmas Day. Info: (701) 549-3600 or on the Web at