Elm Creek Chalet Hours

The season typically begins in early December and goes through mid-March, weather permitting.

Monday–Friday: 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Weekends: 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
Holidays*: 8:00 AM–9:00 PM

*Holiday dates are Dec. 22-Jan. 2, Jan. 15, and Feb. 19. The chalet, downhill ski and snowboard area, and tubing hill will close at 3:00 PM on Dec. 24 and will be closed all day on Dec. 25. Cross-country ski trails will be open with the lights on during normal hours on Dec. 24 and 25.


Mon. - Tue. Closed
Wed. - Fri. 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat. - Sun.  10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Holiday Hours  
Dec. 23, 26-30 and  Jan. 1, 2 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Dec. 24 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dec. 25  Closed
Dec. 31 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Jan. 15 & Feb. 19 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM


$15*/two hours

$3* each additional hour

Special Prices

Wednesdays - 50 percent off regular rates (excluding holidays)

10-visit passes (2 hours each) $120*

10-visit punch passes for tubing may be purchased online or at the chalet. 

*sales tax not included

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Monday–Friday 3:00–9:00 PM
Saturday–Sunday 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Holiday Hours  
Dec. 23, 26-30 and  Jan. 1, 2 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Dec. 24 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dec. 25  Closed
Dec. 31 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Jan. 15 & Feb. 19 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM


Daily (ages 5 and older) $17*
Daily (ages 4 and younger) $7*
10-visit punch pass $140*
Season pass (ages 6+) $229*
Season pass (ages 5 and younger) $169*

Season passes and 10-visit punch passes can be purchased online or at the chalet.

Equipment Rental (9:00 AM–9:00 PM daily)

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

*sales tax not included

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.

Giants RidgeGiants Ridge logo

Biwabik, MN

$10 off an adult full day lift ticket, $7 off a child full day lift ticket at Giants Ridge. Valid any day!

Big Snow Resort, Indianhead Mountain, and Blackjack Mountain

Big Snow Resort logoWakefield/Bessemer, MI

Two days of skiing at Big Snow Resort for the price of one. Purchase one (1) full-price lift ticket and receive the 2nd consecutive day of skiing FREE!

Valid from Opening Day 2017 through Closing Day 2018. Not valid 12/26/17 through 1/1/18. Must show valid season pass.

Must be used by a single customer on consecutive days. May not be exchanged or substituted. Not valid with any other offer or discount.

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 2017-2018 season. Pass holders must present their pass at the ticket window or guest services desk. 

Cross-country skiing

Monday-Sunday, 5:00 AM–10:00 PM

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

All Parks Passes

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

Equipment Rental (9:00 AM–9:00 PM daily)




Classic ski package



Skate ski package  


High-performance ski package  


*sales tax not included