Want to carve up the slopes? Three Rivers has everything you need right here in the Twin Cities at Hyland Hills Ski Area and the Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek. From public or private lessons to equipment rental to impeccably groomed hills for every skill level, there's something for everyone. Snowboarding is just one more way you can enjoy the wintry Minnesota outdoors.
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, 763.694.7802, for more information.
Other things to do
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.
New this season: Advance online reservations are required for tubing.
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.