There are currently NO state or local restrictions for Stearns County, Minnesota.  However, there are a few policies that still remain in place at Powder Ridge.  Please read all details below before your next visit. 

Last updated: 3/20/2022
(our operating plan may change as we continue to follow CDC and state recommendations, please keep checking back here for the latest updates)

Purchasing Tickets

  • Advance online tickets will be required for skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing this Winter. No tickets will be sold on-site! Limited number of tickets are sold per day. This is to help give our guests a great experience and do our best to avoid overcrowding; the demand for outdoor activities continues to be high. Click Here For Tickets.
  • Season Pass Holders do not have to reserve tickets. Our Pass Holders will receive priority access all Winter long!
  • Indy Pass Holders do not need to make a reservation.  You may show up on the date of your choosing.
  • 4th Grade Passport Holders do not need to make a reservation.
  • Lesson reservations must be done in advance.  Give our Ski School a call at 320.398.7200 ext 24.

Please Stay Home If Sick

  • Please do your part in protecting others, and stay home or go home when experiencing symptoms of Covid.
  • Give us a call at 320.398.7200 if you need to stay home so we can issue you a refund or re-schedule your tickets. 


  • Indoor seating is fully open, but we still ask that you continue to boot-up/get dressed in your vehicle.
  • All personal belongings should also be kept in your vehicle, a locker, or an available cubby while you are on the slopes.
  • Tables may not be reserved, this is a first come-first serve basis.  (Bags/items will no longer be able to hold tables; and they will be moved after 15 minutes left unattended. This gives everyone a chance to warm-up inside!).
  • Outdoor seating and bonfires are still available for individuals not wanting to come indoors.

Face Coverings

  • CDC encourages individuals to wear a mask indoors if not fully vaccinated. 
  • Masks are available upon request at the Front Desk.

Cleaning & Disinfection

  • Powder Ridge staff will be disinfecting high-touch areas per CDC recommendations.
  • Sanitation stations will be available throughout the resort for guest and employee use.

Food Services

  • Ridgeview Kitchen and Chester’s Bar & Grill are both fully open. 
  • You may bring in outside food but it is limited to the South End of the chalet only. Outside food is not allowed in Chester’s Bar & Grill.

Riding The Lifts

  •  Lift attendants will not require guests to ride a chairlift with people they do not know.

Rental Shop

  • Cleaning and disinfecting per CDC recommendations.

Ski School/Lessons

  • Online reservations required.
  • Private or Semi-Private lessons only. 


  • Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present.  Powder Ridge cannot guarantee you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit.  The risk of being exposed or becoming sick due to COVID-19 cannot be eliminated.  Every skier and rider shares the responsibility for a safe and healthy skiing experience.  Please help us stay open this Winter and stay home if you are feeling sick.