The Great Minnesota Ski Pass

Skiier on a groomed trail.

Your Ski Pass fee goes directly toward grooming cross-country ski trails!


If you are 16 or older, you must have a Great Minnesota Ski Pass to ski on groomed 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. (If you prefer, take a photo of both sides of your pass and carry it on your phone.)

Pass fees

  • One-day: $10
  • One-year: $25 (Effective July 1 to June 30)
  • Three-year: $70 (Effective July 1 to June 30 for three years, including the purchasing season.)
  • Duplicate passes: $2.50

Buy a Ski Pass




Buy a Ski Pass online

  • You'll need a driver's license or state ID, the last four digits of your social security number (for additional online authentication), and a credit card.
  • Additional 3% convenience fee.
  • You'll get a PDF of your Ski Pass right away. Print and sign it, and carry it with you -- this is your final document, you will not receive anything additional in the mail. 
  • If you purchase your Ski Pass online via your phone on the same day you ski, you may show your confirmation receipt for proof of purchase.

By phone

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

  • You'll need a driver's license or state ID, and a credit card.
  • Additional 3% convenience fee.
  • Your Ski Pass will arrive in the mail in about two weeks. You can still hit the ski trails right away, though -- the selling agent will give you a purchase confirmation number. Write it down and carry it with you until your pass arrives. If you are stopped, the enforcement officer can verify your Ski Pass purchase using that number.

In person

One-day passes can be purchased at the front desk in most Minnesota state parks. Be sure to check that the office will be open when you arrive.

At any of the 1750 locations around the state that sell DNR permits and licenses. Find one » 

  • You can use cash or a credit card.
  • You'll need a driver's license or state ID.

Don't want to carry a paper Ski Pass? Sign it and take a clear photo of both the front and back sides, and just carry it in your phone! 

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