Our Mission at Detroit Mountain

The Mission of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, Inc. is to promote sound environmental recreation and educational programming to develop the health and wellness of children, families and communities.


Historical photo of Detroit Mountain skiers

Detroit Mountain was a family owned alpine ski operation for over 50 years. Shortly after it closed in 2004, local community members began discussing how the mountain could be revitalized into a year round recreational facility. With this vision in mind, Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, Inc. was incorporated as a non-profit. After many discussions and research, a campaign to “Bring Back Detroit Mountain” was launched. With incredible support from the local community and beyond, Detroit Mountain is back! Look at us now! In the winter of 2014, Detroit Mountain will open its beautiful new lodge and re-designed mountain for skiing and snowboarding. The mountain features an all new terrain park, tubing hill, and cross country ski trails. In spring, summer and fall of 2015, there will be beautiful hiking trails with a special scenic outlook. Purpose-built biking trails are being professionally designed and engineered to host all level of mountain bike enthusiasts.

Donate to Detroit Mountain Recreation Area

We are very excited and appreciative of the support we have received over the years. Consider partnering with us by making a donation to continue the mission of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area!

Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, Inc.  (DMRA, Inc) is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.

Ways You Can Donate


Print a Pledge Card & Mail

Print out this Pledge Card and Mail to:

DMRA, Inc.
29409 170th Street

Detroit Mountain is committed to supporting events and organizations whose activities benefit area residents.

Pledge card to donate to Detroit Mountain

Donation Requests

Organizations wishing to request donations for fundraising events should send a written letter to:
Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
c/o Donation Request
29409 170th Ave.
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

We receive many requests. Please submit your request 60 days prior to your event.