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Rural Minnesota might not be the first place you think of when someone talks about skiing, but plenty of snow lovers cut their teeth on mom and pop ski hills with less than 500 vertical feet. One of those local ski hills, Steeplechase Ski Area, is now for sale. Asking $999,900, Steeplechase first opened in 2000 and the 172-acre property used to boast four chairlifts and at least 15 ski runs. Todd Dexheimer has the listing, and he told the Post Bulletin that "It's a very reasonable price. People ask why it is listed so low. It's because it hasn't been run as a business since 2007." The property includes an 8,000-square-foot lodge partially made from an old church, several outbuildings, and potential uses that range far and wide. Dexheimer believes that beyond reopening the ski area, potential buyers could use the land for mountain biking, camping, events, a hunting lodge, or even a winery.