Free Play Snow Day
Saturday, February 29, 2020 | All Parks
On Free Play Snow Day, you'll find:
- Free rentals on cross-country skis, snowshoes and sleds
- Free day passes for dog off-leash areas and cross-country ski trails
- Discounted rates on tubing, downhill skiing and snowboarding
- Free beginner classic and skate cross-country ski lessons at select locations
- Bonfires and free s'mores at select locations
See the full lineup of events and free activities below.
Share your adventures with us by tagging #FreePlaySnowDay!
Free Cross-Country Ski Passes, Rentals & Lessons
Rentals available at the following locations:
Make sure to check trail conditions before you head out!
Learn how to ski for free on Free Play Snow Day by signing up for a lesson. Registration required. One lesson per person.
Beginner Classic Lesson
Elm Creek Park Reserve, 3-4:30 PM, ages 18+
Family Classic Lessons
Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Noon-1:30 PM, ages 6+
Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 9:30-11 AM, ages 6+
Classic Ski Tours
Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Noon-1:30 PM, ages 12+
Elm Creek Park Reserve, Noon-1:30 PM, ages 12+
Beginner Skate Lessons
Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 9:30-11 AM, ages 18+
Elm Creek Park Reserve, 9:30-11 AM, ages 18+
Free Snowshoe Rentals
At the following locations:
Baker Park Reserve
Carver Park Reserve (Lowry Nature Center)
Cleary Lake Regional Park
Elm Creek Park Reserve (Eastman Nature Center)
French Regional Park
Gale Woods Farm
Hyland Lake Park Reserve (Richardson Nature Center)
Mississippi Gateway Regional Park
Have your own snowshoes? See the full list of parks with snowshoeing trails!
Free Dog Off-Leash Passes
The Wandering Naturalist Podcast
Want to learn more about snow? Check out the first three episodes of the Three Rivers podcast, The Wandering Naturalist!
Related Blog Posts
By: Ashley Smith & Anders Hanson
We've compiled a list of our 7 favorite activities to help you embrace winter this season. Some of them might be things you've already done before, but a few of them might be new activities you want to try!
By: Three Rivers Staff
We're in for a lot of snow this weekend, which means it's time to hit the ski trails! Read on to find our favorite beginner, intermediate, advanced and long-distance (5-10K) cross-country ski trails in Three Rivers.