COVID-19 Updates

Due to COVID-19, we have adjusted some of our usual operations at Elm Creek. See what changes are in place this season and how to prepare for your visit.

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding — Open

The terrain park and north hill are open. The bunny hill is open for public use from 3-9 PM on weekdays and 5-9 PM on weekends. Reservations are not required for downhill skiing and snowboarding.

Hours Mid-December- Mid-March
Monday–Thursday 3-9 PM
Friday Noon-9 PM
Saturday–Sunday 9 AM-9 PM
Holiday Hours  
January 18 9 AM-9 PM
February 15 9 AM-9 PM


Daily (ages 5 and older) $17*
Daily (ages 4 and younger) Free
10-visit punch pass $140*
Season pass (ages 5+) $229*
Season pass (ages 4 and younger) Free

Season passes and 10-visit punch passes can be purchased online or by phone at 763.559.6700.

Equipment Rental

Weekdays: 3-9 PM
Weekends & Holidays: 9 AM-9 PM

Alpine skis, boots, poles $20.50*
Snowboard boots and board $20.50*
Helmet $7.50*

*Sales tax not included.

Tubing — Open

The tubing hill is open.

NEW FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON: Advance online reservations are required for tubing. Tubes can be reserved in two-hour timeframes up to 14 days in advance as conditions allow. A maximum of 10 tubes per day can be reserved.

Monday & Tuesday Closed
Wednesday–Friday 4 PM-9 PM
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM-9 PM
Holiday Hours  
January 1-3 10 AM-9 PM
January 18 10 AM-9 PM
February 15 10 AM-9 PM


2 hours of tubing $15*

*sales tax not included

Cross-country skiing — Open

Regular Hours

Cross-country ski trails are open Monday-Sunday, 5 AM-10 PM. See trail conditions. Reservations are not required for cross-country skiing if using your own equipment.

Ski Passes

Season passes and daily passes can be purchased online, by calling 763.559.6700 or at the chalet. 

Purchase your all parks season pass or daily pass online. 

Daily Pass $9*
Season pass $75*
2nd Season pass $37.50*

Equipment Rental 

NEW FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON: Due to indoor capacity limits and increased demand, advance equipment reservation is required. Cross-country ski sets can be reserved up to seven days in advance as trail conditions allow; same-day reservations are available. Reservations can be made online or over the phone by calling 763.559.6700

Reserve Skis Online

Classic skis | Skate skis




Classic ski package



Skate ski package $13*


*sales tax not included

Elm Creek Chalet Hours — Closed

The chalet is closed.

Hours for cross-country skiing, the downhill ski and snowboard area and the tubing hill may be different from chalet hours. Please see activity hours above. 

Regular Hours  
Monday–Friday 9 AM-9 PM
Weekends 8 AM-9 PM
Holiday Hours  
December 19-23 8 AM-9 PM
December 24 8 AM-3 PM
December 25  Closed
December 26-30 8 AM-9 PM
December 31 8 AM-10 PM
January 1-3 8 AM-9 PM
January 18 8 AM-9 PM
February 15 8 AM-9 PM

Reciprocal Passes

Season pass holders enjoy the following discounts:

Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area And Hyland Hills Ski Area

Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area season pass holders receive a daily rate of $10 at Hyland Hills. Hyland Hills season pass holders get a daily rate of $5 at Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area for downhill skiing or snowboarding.

MSAA 4th Grade Passport ProgramMSAA 4th Grade passport program logo

MSAA 4th Grade Passport Program members are eligible for three visits to Elm Creek during the 2020-2021 season. Pass holders must present their pass at the ticket window or guest services desk.