The Great Minnesota Ski pass

Skiiers, take note! If you are 16 or older, you must have a Great Minnesota Ski Pass to ski on any trails in Minnesota state parks or state forests, or on state or grant-in-aid trails. Sign your ski pass and be sure to carry it with you every time you go skiing.

Your ski pass fee helps support Minnesota's cross-country ski trail system. Thanks!

Find a cross-country ski trail

Find trails where you can use your ski pass:
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Learn more about cross-country skiing »

Ski pass rates

  • Daily: $6
  • One-year: $20
    (Effective from July 1 of the purchasing year to June 30 of the following year, i.e. 7/01/2013 - 6/30/2014)
  • Three-year: $55
    (Effective July 1 of the purchasing year to June 30 of the third year, i.e. 7/01/2013 - 6/30/2016)
  • Duplicate passes: $2.50

Buy a ski pass

You will need your date of birth, driver's license, and credit card (Discover, MasterCard, Visa) to buy a ski pass online or over the phone. There is an additional convenience fee for online or telephone sales. More info »

Buy a ski pass online »

By phone

Call 1-888-MN-LICENSE (1-888-665-4236).

In person

  • At any of the 1750 locations around the state that sell DNR permits and licenses. Find one »
  • From the DNR License Center at 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul. Directions »
  • At the front desk in most Minnesota state parks.* (Daily pass only - state parks do not sell the one- or three-year passes).

*You can use a self-registration kiosk to buy your ski pass if there's nobody in the park office. Follow the instructions on the self-registration form, put your cash, check, or credit card information for the correct amount in the envelope, and deposit it into the self-registration slot. There's a "customer copy" section of the form for you to keep as your receipt and proof of purchase, so you can get out skiing right away. Keep this with you while you ski, and hang onto it until your ski pass arrives in the mail (in approximately two weeks). You can purchase a daily, one-year, or three-year ski pass using self registration.