2021/22 MNSAA Industry Pass

Participating Members

Afton Alps, Andes Tower Hills, Buck Hill, Buena Vista, Chester Bowl, Coffee Mill, Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area, Giants Ridge, Hyland Hills, Lutsen Mountains, Mount Itasca, Mount Kato, Mount Ski Gull, Powder Ridge, Spirit Mountain, Welch Village, Wild Mountain

Holiday Blackout Dates
Monday, December 20, 2021 to Sunday, January 1, 2022
Saturday, January 15, 2022 to Monday, January 22, 2022
Saturday, February 19, 2022 to Monday, February 21, 2022

Terms and Conditions

  • Pass Holder must be 18 years or older to issue the pass. 
  • Passes are sold on a first come first serve basis and the Minnesota Ski Areas Association can place a cap on the number of passes available for any reason.
  • Passes must be paid in full at time of purchase
  • Passes are not transferable.
  • Pass holder will comply with all policies of the ski area they are visiting.
  • Passes may only be used once per calendar day.
  • Failure to comply with T&C may result in loss of pass, without any refund.
  • All sales are final. Passes are not replaceable if lost, stolen, or otherwise destroyed
  • Minnesota Ski Areas Association (MNSAA) does not control the operations of any of its members cannot be held liable for any ski areas operational status and will not provide refunds based on specific ski area operations.
  • MNSAA is not responsible for errant information provided during the order process by the customer.
  • MNSAA passes are not valid with or may not be combined with any other offer or discount program.


Ski Area Employees

Any employee of a member ski area is eligible to purchase an Industry Pass with the written approval of the General Manager or Owner.

National Ski Patrol

Open to any active ski patroller in Minnesota which:

  • Is approved by their home mountains ski patrol director or general manager
  • Member of the National Ski Patrol


Retail stores in Minnesota whose primary winter business focused on sale of skis and or snowboard equipment may request to participate in the Industry Pass program. The Minnesota Ski Areas Association may limit the number of passes available to any retail store.

Applications can be obtained by contact Bo Bigelow, Executive Director at (218) 409-7809 or emailing bbigelow@skiandboardmn.com.

Employees of approved retail stores in Minnesota may be eligible to purchase an Industry Pass if they are employed an average of 30 hours per week.

Manufactures Representative

Must work for a company or representative which is an active member of the Midwestern Representative Association.

Non-Ski Area Based Training/Instruction/Competition Programs

Programs may apply to participate in the Industry Pass program by completing an application which can be obtained by contact Bo Bigelow, Executive Director at (218) 409-7809 or emailing bbigelow@skiandboardmn.com.

Employees and volunteers of non-ski area based programs may be eligible if they:

  • Program has been approved
  • PSIA/ASSI Level 1 or higher
  • USSS/USASA Level 100 or higher
  • Minimum 2 years of service with program

Any business that participates in the 2021/22 MNSAA Industry Pass program must promote the 4th Grade Passport either in store or online.