Now that winter has unofficially arrived along with lots of fresh snow, the Department of Natural Resources encourages cross-country skiers to purchase a Great Minnesota Ski Pass. The ski pass is a ticket to more than 2,000 miles of grant-in-aid and state-designated cross-country ski trails. Many of these trails are in state parks and state forests.
Skiers may purchase passes at any one of about 1,500 electronic licensing agents throughout Minnesota and at most state parks that have ski trails. Annual and three-year passes may also be bought online here or by calling (888) 665-4236.