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 — Closed for the season

The terrain park, bunny hill and north hill are open. Please note: The bunny hill is open for public use from 5-9 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations are not required for downhill skiing and snowboarding.

End of Season Hours  
Thursday, March 11 Closed
Friday, March 12 Noon-9 PM
Saturday–Sunday, March 13 & 14 9 AM-6 PM
Monday, March 15 Closed for the season.


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

Monday-Thursday: 3-9 PM
Friday: Noon-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 — Closed for the Season

Due to warm temperatures and rain, the tubing hill has closed for the season.

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

The chalet is open with limited capacity. See what changes are in place this season.

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:

Winter Recreation Area of Elm Creek And Hyland Hills Ski Area

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

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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.