Downhill and Telemark Skiing
Experience the thrill of swooshing down the slopes in the Twin Cities. Or if telemark skiing is more your speed, try "free-heeling" it down our hills. Hyland Hills Ski Area in Bloomington and the Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek in Maple Grove 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.
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
Three Rivers features 80 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails at various locations. Trails are available for skiers of all skill levels. Don't forget to check trail conditions before you head out.
New this season - cross-country ski equipment rentals are available online and are encouraged before arriving at the park.
Skijoring & Dog Sledding
If you have a dog with some pent-up winter energy, bring it to Three Rivers Parks for fun exercise where we have designated trails for skijoring and 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.