Hours for the weekend of December 14th-16th 12/11/2018

Below are the Coffee Mill Skiing & Snowboarding hours for December 14th-16th

Friday December 14th: 1pm - 9pm
Saturday December 15th: 10am - 9pm
Sunday December 16th: 10am - 8pm

Update on the weekend 12/11/2018

50% of the runs will be open and all lifts will be running. Prices: -Friday $23 Lift Tickets -Sat/Sun $37 all day adult , kids 13 & under $30, -Night time lift tickets are $23.

Coffee Mill Ski Area Rates for 2018-2019

Lift Ticket Rates

Weekend, XMAS & Monday Holidays (Adult) $37
(Children 6-12 yrs.) $30
Children (5 yrs. & under w/full paid adult) FREE
Nights (after 4pm Sat., 3pm Sun.) $23
Weekdays (Wed.-Fri.) $23
Seniors 60+ (All the time) $20
Military Discount (w/active ID) $4 off
Mayo Clinic (w/active ID) $4 off
College Night (Thurs. w/active ID - Starting Jan. 1st) $15
Family Day (Sundays starting in January) (Adult w/child) $32
(Children under 12 w/every paid adult) $17

Prices do not include 7.375% MN Sales Tax.

Season Pass Rates for 2018-2019

Family (Parents and children under 18) $749 $899
Individual (13 & up) $249 $349
Child (12 and under) $199 $299
College or Military With ID (Active/Reserve/DAV) $199 $299
Business/Bonus Bundle A booklet of 25 discounted lift tickets redeemable anytime! (Lift Ticket Only) $600 $600

All of our season passes allow for unlimited skiing and snowboarding throughout the season. Season pass rental packages available for on ski area only.

Rental Package Rates

Ski Package (Skis, boots & poles) $20
Snowboard Package (Board & boots) $32
Helmet $5

Prices do not include 7.375% MN Sales Tax.

Locker Rates

Payment received by Oct. 19th $75.00 per locker
After Oct. 19th $100.00 per locker
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Plan your next group outing with Coffee Mill.

This is a terrific opportunity to gather your group and enjoy the majestic settings with fabulous slopes that will entertain all ages and abilities. Coffee Mill offers a centralized Chalet which makes for convenient tracking of group members and no lift lines so you are able to enjoy more slopes during your visit. The Chalet offers a great place to warm up, eat, and have a beverage while enjoying the ability to see all lifts from a single area.

Coffee Mill provides a wide range of options to fit your group needs. From tickets, rentals, and food we are here to make your trip memorable.

Gather a group of 12 or more and we will take care of the rest.

  • Church
  • Families
  • Friends
  • Co-workers
  • 4-H
  • Schools
  • Clubs
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Birthday Parties
  • Holiday Parties

Call or email us to help make your event a success.

Hours & Events

Coffee Mill Skiing & Snowboarding Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 3pm - 9pm
Thursday 3pm - 9pm
Friday 1pm - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 8pm

Holiday Hours

MLK Jr. Day 10am - 8pm
Presidents' Day 10am - 8pm
Christmas Eve & Day Closed
New Year's Eve 10am - 6pm
New Year's Day 10am - 8pm

About The Hill

Coffee Mill, named after a historic navigational point along the mighty Mississippi, offers the best of coulee skiing with a unique "bowl" arrangement for convenient lift accessibility and protection from cold winter winds. Extra long slopes combined with high capacity chairs provide a skiing experience second to none. From the gentle slopes of Chippewa to the radical pitch of O'Chute, each run is obscured from the next by an abundant growth of birch, oaks, and pines. Modern snowmaking and daily grooming insure great snow throughout the season. The majestic area offers fantastic views of river valleys and two states with unparalleled beauty.

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Coffee Mill Ski Area Policies

Coffee Mill Ski Area reserves the right to operate lifts and slopes according to skier/rider traffic and weather conditions. We also reserve the right to revoke the ticket of any skier/rider without warning or refund for reckless, out-of-control skiing/riding or the failure to be under the rules of the Responsibility Code. Drugs and Alcohol: We reserve the right to deny the use of the area facilities to anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Theft of Services: Skiers/riders without lift ticket will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Coffee Mill is not responsible for lost or stolen property. We recommend that all skiers/riders use personal locks for protection of equipment. We expect courtesy and respect among all our skiers/riders to preserve the enjoyment of the sport for everyone. Photography:With purchase of services, we reserve the right to photograph people and events for use in advertising or publicity for Coffee Mill Ski Area, without personal consent. Helmets: Helmet use is considered an individual option for both skiers and riders. Parents are encouraged to log onto for more information.

Drone Policy: Unmanned aerial drone use by guests or the media is prohibited without prior written approval of this ski area.

Ski School

Learn to Ski Safely! Coffee Mill Ski School can show you the ins and outs of skiing no matter what your ability. We offer beginner and advanced instruction, plus we make it fun!

Group lessons occur on the odd hours, (11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.) Private lessons are given based on instructor availability. Advanced reservations are not needed for group lessons, but calling ahead on the day you want to come for a private lesson will ensure instructor availability. Please make sure you arrive with enough time to purchase a lift ticket and get your equipment ready.

Coffee Mill Ski School
Photo by Robert J Hurt

Lesson Rates

Ski - Group Lesson 50 Minutes $10
Ski - Private Lesson 50 Minutes $25
Snowboard - Group Lesson 50 Minutes $10
Snowboard - Private Lesson 50 Minutes $25

Prices do not include 7.375% MN Sales Tax.

Coffee Mill Developmental Ski Team

Have fun while learning to ski like a pro!

The Coffee Mill Ski Team is for students ages 5 through high school. The only requirement is that the skier can ski intermediate (blue) runs and ride the lift without assistance.

The race program takes skiers from their current ability level and develops them with their ability to be better skiers. The season begins with work on basic ski skills and control in varying conditions. These skills are then put to work on the race course for fun, improvement and the thrill of competition.

Coffee Mill Ski Team Goals
  • Learn to ski safely
  • Have fun while learning
  • Learn the sport of racing
  • Ski better
  • Have fun competing

Practices are held on Saturdays beginning at approximately noon and ending around 3:30 PM. Practice dates will be announced as soon as the Coffee Mill Ski Hill is open for the season.

  • $110 first skier
  • $100 second skier
  • $90 third skier
  • (Fees do not include lift tickets or equipment)

For additional information, please contact Elisha Jacobs, Team Administrator, by phone 507-450-4767, or by email

The team is led by Head Coach Dave McLeod.

Race Schedule

The Midwest Snowsports Development League conducts 4 race weekends each year with the fourth race being the Championship Race. Races begin at 9 AM and end with an awards ceremony around 4 PM.

Coffee Mill Race Team Schedule
  • January 21 - Wild Mountain
  • February 4 - Coffee Mill
  • February 25 - Buck Hill
  • March 4 - Championship Race at Mount Kato

Contact & Directions

If you have a general inquiry, please write by using the form below.

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Coffee Mill is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 ski/snowboarding season. Coffee Mill offers a great working environment with flexible hours with an opportunity to ski/snowboard for free. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older to apply.

Coffee Mill is looking to fill positions in the following areas:

  • Lift Operators
  • Outside Maintenance
  • Snow Makers
  • Kitchen
  • Rental Shop
  • Ticket Desk
  • Ski-Snowboard Instructors

Applications may be submitted via:


Coffee Mill
PO Box 127
Wabasha, MN 55981



Hours for the weekend of December 14th-16th 12/11/2018

Below are the Coffee Mill Skiing & Snowboarding hours for December 14th-16th

Friday December 14th: 1pm - 9pm
Saturday December 15th: 10am - 9pm
Sunday December 16th: 10am - 8pm

Update on the weekend 12/11/2018

50% of the runs will be open and all lifts will be running. Prices: -Friday $23 Lift Tickets -Sat/Sun $37 all day adult , kids 13 & under $30, -Night time lift tickets are $23.

Opening Day Announced 12/06/2018

Coffee Mill Ski Area will officially open on Sunday December 9th at 10AM. If you purchased a pass but did not submit pictures please bring them out. We look forward to having a fun and exciting snow season. The concession stand will be opened.

Opening Date 12/03/2018

Tentative opening day is Saturday December 8th. Check back for confirmation on hours, lift rates and runs open.

We are getting excited! 11/26/2018

We are tentatively looking at opening December 8th. We will continue to update as we get closer.

We are making snow!! 11/20/2018

We are making snow!! Continue to watch Facebook and the website for updates.

Season Passes 09/06/2018

2018-2019 season is fast approaching and we are getting excited! Season passes are now available. Get your early bird pass before 10/19/18 for your best deal.

Closed for season! 03/12/2018

Thanks for a great year. We are closed for the season, but are already looking forward to next year.

Hours update 03/07/2018

HOURS UPDATE Friday 3/9 - CLOSED Saturday 3/10 - 10 am - 6 pm Sunday 3/11 - "Weather Pending" Discounted Lift Tickets will be available. Come out and enjoy the end of the season at the Mill!

SPRING FLING 02/28/2018

March 4th from 11-5 Come join the fun. Discounted lift tickets Sunday slalom Kids games Scavenger hunt Poker run Soap box derby

Release of Liability



In consideration and exchange for allowing me to use these facilities, I agree to ASSUME ALL RISKS OF INJURY inherent in snow sports activities (skiing, snowboarding). I AGREE NOT TO SUE Coffee Mill and it's owners and employees (hereafter "ski area"), and I agree to HOLD HARMLESS and RELEASE this ski area from liability for NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY or BREACH OF WARRANTY. In accordance with Minn. Stat. 604.055, this does not apply to claims for greater than ordinary negligence. I AGREE TO DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY this ski area for all claims arising from my use of this ticket, including for attorney's fees.


If a user is a MINOR, I agree, as the PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN, to defend and indemnify the ski area as to claims brought by the minor. I agree to the terms of this Release on behalf of the minor user.


I understand snow sports at this area are INHERENTLY DANGEROUS, which cause SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH, including from variations in snow conditions and terrain, changing weather conditions, ice, rocks, forest growth, bare spots, fencing, lift loading and unloading, towers, utility poles, jumps, and terrain features, snow making, snow grooming equipment, pipes, hoses, collisions with others, collisions with natural and man-made objects, loss of control, stumps, cliffs, steep terrain, unmarked hazards, entanglements on or falls from lifts, and/or ski racing, and I ASSUME ALL RISKS. I agree to use all facilities safely and have the ability to safely load and unload lifts, will read and follow all signage, will follow all verbal instructions, will control speed, will avoid snowmobiles, snow groomers and other natural or man-made objects, and will ABIDE BY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE of the National Ski Areas Association.