Getting outdoors on the slopes is fun and good for your health. This year is a great time to introduce your 4th grader to the joys of skiing and snowboarding.

The Minnesota Ski Areas Association (MNSAA) and its members are offering a 4th Grade Passport which offers free lift tickets for the passport holder. Our goal is for families to enjoy winter, have fun and stay healthy together.

All Minnesota Ski Areas are participating. The cost of the Passport is $34.95 (includes tax, payment processing fee and administrative costs of program), your 4th Grader receives an e-pass which includes a minimum of 2 free lift tickets for the Passport holder at each Minnesota ski area. Additional information on program offerings by area and a link to more details at each member area is provided on the website.

The e-passes are issued by E4Soft and are sent to the parents email address, sometimes they are marked as spam.

Click here to purchase your Passport today!

2021/22 4th Grade Passport Offers

Please note: the 4th Grade Passport can not be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount program and is not valid with group or team visits.

Area2021/22 Season Offer
Afton AlpsUnlimited lift tickets

Not valid with group reservations or school field trips
Andes Tower HillsLimit 2 daily lift tickets for season. Not available for school, club or other group trips; not valid with any other offer, special or coupon.
Buck Hill3 Daily Lift Tickets – Cannot be combined with another discount, special or programs
Buena Vista Ski Area3 Daily Lift Tickets for the pass holder only.  1 ticket available per day. 
Chester BowlUnlimited daily lift tickets, no daily rental available
Coffee Mill Ski Area3 one day lift tickets
Detroit Mountain Recreation AreaUnlimited daily lift tickets plus 3 free group lessons (does not include rentals) reservations required for lessons. Not valid for D Team events
Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area 3 daily lift tickets
Giants RidgeUnlimited number of lift tickets for the pass holder
Hyland Hills Ski Area3 daily lift tickets; Blackout Presidents Day & Martin Luther King Day
Lutsen MountainsPassport is valid for 3 days at Lutsen.  Single-day and 2-day redemptions are not available on Saturdays or during the holiday periods of 12/26/21 – 1/2/22 and 2/19 – 2/20/22.  3-day redemptions are available the entire season except 2/19 & 2/20/22. Reservations are required, please click here to view reservation policy.
Mount Kato3 daily lift tickets for the pass holder only (1 ticket available per day). Not available for roving ski schools or D team events.
Mount Ski Gullunlimited lift tickets; blackout dates 12-23-21 to 1-2-22
Mt. Itasca3 one day lift tickets
Powder Ridge4 daily lift tickets, valid Monday – Friday. Blackout dates 12/26/2021 – 1/1/2022
Spirit Mountain2 daily lift tickets 
Add on a rental for $5
Add on Spirit Kids – two-hour beginner group lesson for $15
(Advanced reservations required.  Mention 4th Grade Passport when registering. Only valid on Saturdays and Sundays.)
Parents/Siblings $10 off full-day lift ticket
(Please call the Snow Sports Center at 218-624-8516 for a promo code before reserving tickets or lessons online.)
Welch VillagePassport holders will be issued a 3-day Welch Village Season Pass, valid for three days, Monday – Friday only, with the exception of the the following black out dates:
Friday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 27, Tuesday, Dec. 28, Wednesday, Dec. 29, Thursday, Dec. 30, Friday, Dec. 31, Monday, Jan 17 (MLK), Monday, Feb. 21 (President’s Day)
Wild MountainUnlimited number of lift tickets for the pass holder only (1 ticket available per day). Not available for roving ski schools or D team events
The Alpine Factory50% off lessons for the pass holder (group or private rate), and 25% off for immediate family (group lesson rate; must be in same lesson group as pass holder). Blackout dates: Dec. 23, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022. Offer good between Nov. 29, 2021 – May 29, 2022.