Downhill and Telemark Skiing
Experience the thrill of swooshing down the slopes. Or if telemark skiing is more your speed, try "free-heeling" it down our hills. Hyland Hills Ski Area and the Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek offer downhill ski areas for all skill levels, from training hills to Olympic-level training jumps. The downhill ski areas feature snowmaking and well-groomed hills for unbeatable winter fun.
If you’ve never tried skiing before, there are lessons at Hyland Hills Ski Area and the Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area with equipment rentals and practice hills to get you started. As your skills improve, move up to the more challenging hills or hit the jumps and ramps on our freestyle terrain. Lesson registration open in October.
Three Rivers Parks Ski Patrol is always looking for enthusiastic Alpine and Nordic skiers and snowboarders who enjoy helping others in a winter environment. Contact Ashley O'Rourke, Volunteer Supervisor to learn more, 763.694.7802.
Other things to do
Skijoring & Dog Sledding
If you like sledding, you’ll love snow tubing at the Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek. Ride a moving sidewalk up a hill 10 stories high and then soar back down on a specially designed inner tube. Once you get to the bottom, do it all over again. Tubers of all ages will have a blast speeding down the chutes.