All cross-country skiers on ski trails in State Parks or Forests, or on State or Grant-in-Aid Trails, who are aged 16 and above must have a Minnesota Ski Pass. You must sign your ski pass and carry it with you when skiing. Your ski pass fee helps support Minnesota's cross-country ski trail system.
Ski Pass Rates
- Daily ski pass: $6
- One-season ski pass: $20
(effective from July 1st of purchasing year to June 30 of following year, i.e. 07/01/2010 - 06/30/2011)
- Three-season ski pass: $55
(effective July 1st of purchasing year to June 30 of third year, i.e. 07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013)
Purchasing a ski pass
Electronic Licensing System:
Get your daily, one-season and three-season ski passes using Minnesota's new electronic licensing system. There are 1750 locations around the state where you can use ELS. For a list of these, go to the ELS page or call the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or 1-888-646-6367.
Minnesota State Parks:
You will be able to purchase a daily pass in person at all parks except Carley, Crosby Manitou, Monson, or Schoolcraft state parks.
Self-registration for daily, annual and three-year ski passes will be available in parks with ski trails this winter. A mail-in envelope and an application will be provided for the purchaser. Payment or credit card information, along with a signature and personal information, will be required from the purchaser. The purchaser will retain a receipt until the ski pass arrives in the mail.
DNR License Center:
Get daily, one-season and three-season on site at the DNR central office License Center, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN (Directions to the DNR)
On the Internet
Buy your daily, one-season and three-season ski passes through the DNR online licensing system.
Call 1-888-MNLICENse (1-888-665-4236) to buy a daily, one-season or three-season ski pass. It's instant and easy. Have your date of birth, driver's license and credit card (Discover, MasterCard or Visa) ready when you call. An additional convenience fee is added for sales via Web site or telephone (see web site for details).