Listed below are the 2017-18 prices for Minnesota lift tickets at all of the major ski areas. Given the recent renovations at Hyland and Lutsen Mountains ski areas—and improvements at resorts throughout the state—it’s no surprise that lift ticket prices in Minnesota are a little higher this year. They almost never go down. That said, we’re constantly on the lookout both for the latest listed lift ticket prices, as well as amazing deals to help you save even more.

Generally speaking, it’s easy to find lift tickets in Minnesota that match your budget. The ticket prices range from about $32/day at Coffee Mill to $82/day at Lutsen Mountain. Most Minnesota lift tickets are available for $40 to $60 per day, but you can often get them for a little less if you look around. We’ve made the process easy with this chart of lift ticket prices and the available online discount.

Ski Resort 1-Day Adult
Window Rate
3-Day Adult
Window Rate
3-Day Ticket
Lift Ticket Deals
Afton Alps
$165 N/A View Deals
Andes Tower Hills
$132 N/A View Deals
Buck Hill
$135 N/A View Deals
Buena Vista
$126 N/A View Deals
Coffee Mill
$96 N/A View Deals
Detroit Mountain
$126 N/A View Deals
Elm Creek
$51 N/A View Deals
Giants Ridge
$168 $34 View Deals
Hyland Hills
$150 $35 View Deals
Lutsen Mountains
$246 $126 View Deals
Mount Kato
$135 N/A View Deals
Mount Ski Gull
$75 $7 View Deals
Powder Ridge
$144 N/A View Deals
Spirit Mountain
$165 N/A View Deals
Welch Village
$174 N/A View Deals
Wild Mountain
$156 $30 View Deals

Shopping Tips for Minnesota Lift Tickets

If you really want a great deal on lift tickets, you’ve got to plan ahead. It’s like any other vacation. If you wait until the last minute to book things, you’re going to pay higher prices. Try to buy online to get the best deals possible; anything you can book more than a week in advance will usually get the best prices.

Unless you are absolutely stuck for lift tickets, don’t buy them at the resort window. When you’re itching to hit the slopes, this is the last place you have to buy a lift ticket and the ski areas price them accordingly. This means that the window has the highest prices that you can pay. With just a little planning, you can take advantage of discounts and avoid paying that full window price.

Get Help Planning Your Trip

Some resorts offer package deals for weekly lift passes or trip packages that also include lodging, food, and/or rentals. Other skiers are looking for half-day and flex passes that allow them to take a half-day off work and hit the slopes. Don’t forget to check in with other trip planning resources and get the most out of your trip and vacation time.

Our information is up-to-date so that you know where to find the best deals for lift tickets in Minnesota. So make sure you check with us before you decide to bang the powder at Lutsen to make sure you are getting the most out of your dollar. Letting us help you with your ski-cation will make sure that you spend the quality time worrying about that black diamond run and not what’s in your wallet. Can’t find what you’re looking for? No worries, just write to us with your questions about Minnesota lift tickets or anything else related to skiing in Minnesota, and we’ll get right back to you.