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Winter sports enthusiasts love Hyland Hills Ski Area. Located within Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Hyland Hills is the place for downhill skiing and snowboarding in the metro area. The terrain park is full of progressive and innovative features and we are known for some of the best snowmaking and grooming in the Midwest. If you've never hit the slopes or want to freshen up your skills, Three Rivers also offers lessons through the SnowSports Academy.

The 18-hole disc golf course offers challenging elevations, tremendous scenery, and fantastic amenities. The stunning Twin Cities skyline backdrops an 18-hole tournament course, as well as a 9-hole course.

The premier 27-hole disc golf course at Hyland Hills Ski Area offers challenging elevations, tremendous scenery, and fantastic amenities. The stunning Twin Cities skyline backdrops an 18-hole tournament course, as well as a 9-hole course. Both feature climbs and descents over the ski slopes.

With picnic areas, Richardson Nature Center, and the newly renovated Chalet, Hyland Lake Park Reserve offers fantastic indoor and outdoor venues for group events.

Lunch Café

Stop by for a variety of lunch options including burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. Open 11–3, Monday–Friday.

Bring the blankets and enjoy free movies with family and friends. Movies begin at dusk; grill and concessions available 2 hours before show time. Free.

Aug. 9:  Finding Dory
Sept. 8:  Lego Batman

Hours and rates

The season typically begins in early December and goes through mid-March, weather permitting. Hours and rates vary for downhill skiing at Hyland Hills Ski Area.

The SnowSports Academy offers skiing, snowboarding and Telemarking lessons for all ages and abilities. Students learn these fun and challenging winter sports with proven teaching technique from some of the best instructors in the Midwest.

You can choose private, semi-private or group lessons based on your needs and preference.


A wide variety of skiing or snowboarding packages are available for your group or organization.

Ski Clubs and Programs

Hyland Hills Ski Area is host to several competitive ski clubs and adapted skiing programs.

An adapted skier reaches the bottom of the hill

Ski Runs and Terrain Park


Big Foot Easy Closed
Ridge Run Easy Closed
Tattle Tale Easy Closed
Training Zone Easy Closed
Kinderwaltzen Medium Closed
Gilboa Medium Closed
Big Moe Medium Closed
Sitz Difficult Closed
French Cliff Difficult Closed

Terrain Park

Fun Park run 1  Closed
Fun Park run 2 Closed
A map of the ski trails at Hyland Hills Ski area

Trail Designations

Three Rivers Parks promotes responsible ski-area behavior. Know your ability and make yourself familiar with ski-area markings. Skiers and snowboarders should begin with the easiest trail and work up, no matter their ability level. All of the trails at Hyland Hills Ski Area are designated with the common trail marking symbols found throughout North America.

Green circle = easiest
Blue square = more difficult
Black diamond = most difficult
Orange oval = freestyle terrain (may include half-pipes, terrain parks and terrain features)

Parking and Shuttle Options

Normandale Parking Lots

  • Free and convenient
  • Shuttle service during all business hours

Premium Parking at the Chalet (winter season only)

  • $2 per hour, $10 per day maximum (swipe a credit card to enter or exit the parking lot). Fees do not include sales tax.
  • No fees for people with disabilities


Three Rivers Parks is committed to promoting slope safety. Your Responsibility Code and other guidelines for a great snow sports experience.

Minnesota Ski Area Association

Explore Minnesota SlopesThe Hyland Hills Ski Area is a member of the Minnesota Ski Area Association.

Join the National Ski Patrol, a nationally-recognized group of volunteers. Highly motivated, enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to apply. Stop by Guest Services in the Chalet or contact Jeannine Mogan, 763.694.7802, for more information.