Municipal Projects

Detroit Mountain Recreation Area

Detroit Lakes, MN

Site Design, Parking Lots, and Snowmaking Facilities
Services Provided
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction

Apex Engineering Group was part of the design team and building committee that worked with Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, Inc. (DMRA) a non-profit organization charged with redevelopment of the once popular Detroit Mountain ski hill.


Specifically, Apex provided planning, design, and construction services on the following aspects at the facility:

  • Multi-tiered parking lot
  • Access road
  • Site grading for the parking area, lodge and modifications to ski slopes
  • Snowmaking facilities including a 4.0 million gallon holding basin, pump intake structure and wet well, and high pressure pumping facility to the snowmaking distribution system. 

DMRA transformed the former ski area into a four-season recreational center that includes downhill and cross country skiing, tubing, mountain biking, hiking, and other activities. The project included complete replacement of the former facilities and was constructed in 2014 in time for the ski season. Apex is proud to be a part of this $8.0 million renovation project.