Frequently Asked Questions
Ely is served by an excellent winter highway system. Most of our guests from the Midwest opt to drive (we're 4 hours from Minneapolis, 12 hours from Chicago -- in our 35 years, no guests have ever been delayed by road closures). We also have excellent air service on Delta & United Airlines via regional airports in Duluth and Hibbing and a taxi shuttle to Wintergreen. Round-trip airfares from many areas of the country are less than $500.
Yes! No one knows winter clothing & comfort better than Wintergreen. In fact, we design and produce our own line of top quality winter gear at our Made-In-Ely clothing company Wintergreen Northern Wear. We'll help ensure that you bring exactly what you need. Apparel items you don't have, including warm parkas and snow boots, can be rented or purchased at a discount through Wintergreen Northern Wear. Click the link below to view suggestions for how to dress.
Click here to register by phone, fax, mail, or email. Registration involves a $100/person deposit with balance due 8 weeks before your trip. Youth discounts: ages 5-11 get $200 off , 12-17 get $100 off. New adult guests get $100 off with our "Summer Sign-Up Discount" until Sept 1 by registering with full payment. Returning guests get $150 off until Sept 1 by registering with full payment OR $100 off any trip, any time without full payment (Welcome back alumni!). Private groups of 6 or more can arrange their own custom, discounted trip. Discounts are not cumulative but the largest discount will apply. All payments including deposits are fully refundable till Oct 1. Payments minus the $100 deposit are refundable after October 1 & until 2 months before your trip. Within 2 months of your trip, payments are nonrefundable but are transferable to another trip pending availability.