If you like sledding, you’ll love snow tubing! Ride a moving sidewalk up a 10-story hill and then soar back down on a specially designed inner tube. Once you get to the bottom, do it all over again! At Elm Creek in Maple Grove, all of the tubing lanes are designed for safety and fun. All you need are warm winter clothes—Three Rivers supplies the rest.

Hours & Rates

Tubing is closed for the season.

Advance reservations are strongly encouraged; please check availability online before coming to the hill. Reservations can be made online or by calling our reservations office at 763-559-6700. A maximum of 10 tubes per day can be reserved.

See hours and rates for the tubing hill.

Rules & Guidelines

General Rules

  • Riders must be at least 36" tall or 4 years of age.
  • All tubers must have and display a lift ticket.
  • One person per tube.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • Cancellations must be made prior to 48 hours before your reservation for a refund.
  • No changes or rescheduling of reservations will be allowed within 48 hours of your start time.
  • Refunds will be given if conditions do not permit tubing or if temperatures reach -25 degrees F or windchill temperatures reach -35 degrees F.
Group of people standing around tubes wearing winter attire


The tubing hill is the perfect place for a group outing. Think of Three Rivers Park District when planning your next scout, school, business, church or youth event. For groups of 30 or more, reservations are recommended. You may also receive tubing at a reduced rate of $14/person on weekdays and after 4 PM on weekends.

Times in which tubing group reservations are considered:

  • Wednesdays: 10 AM–9 PM
  • Thursdays: 10 AM– 9 PM
  • Fridays: 10 AM–9 PM
  • Saturdays: 10 AM–9 PM
  • Sundays: 10 AM–7 PM

To make a group reservation, complete the Elm Creek Downhill Tubing Group Reservation Inquiry form

Three Rivers offers a number of options for fee assistance to help when financial limitations occur.

All About Tubing at Elm Creek

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January 07, 2019

A changing climate has changed our relationship to snow. Unreliable snow cover means an unreliable Nordic ski season. As a way to adapt, Three Rivers has turned to snowmaking. Learn more about the process of snowmaking and how it has helped sustain cross-country skiing in the Twin Cities metro area.

Other Things To Do

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country Skiing

Two women cross-country ski on a sunny day.

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.

Downhill Ski Area

Downhill & Telemark Skiing

Skier mule kicking in the air

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.

Play Area

Play Areas

Colorful play area with slides and climbing strutures

Create new memories at our play areas. Three Rivers has multiple areas designed for varying ages and abilities where toddlers to teens can let their imagination run wild. Monkey business never sounded so fun.



girl sledding on her stomach with her arms extended like an airplane

It’s easy to feel like a kid again in Three Rivers, where you'll find some of the best sledding hills in town. Just bundle up and grab a sled for hours of exhilarating fun.



A snowboarder rides over a pipe feature. Several others snowboarders are behind him.

Snowboarding is just one more way you can enjoy the wintry Minnesota outdoors. From group or private lessons to equipment rental to impeccably groomed hills for every skill level, the Hyland Hills Ski Area and the Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek have everything you need to carve up the slopes. 



four people snowshoeing on a sunny day.

Three Rivers offers trails of varying difficulty for snowshoers of all skill levels. It’s a great way for the entire family to take in the scenes of a Minnesota winter. Please note: Snowshoeing is not permitted on cross-country ski trails unless otherwise noted.

New This Season: Snowshoe rentals require advanced reservations. Availability will vary by location.