FAQs about Visiting Hyland Hills

Find out the answers to some of the most common questions about visiting Hyland Hills.

Gearing Up

What equipment is allowed at Hyland Hills? 

Downhill skis with metal edges and functioning brakes (or with leashes if telemark skis), and snowboards with metal edges and non-releasing bindings. We do not allow snow skates, ski bikes, sleds, snow scooters, cross-country skis or plastic snowboards on the hill. 

Can I rent just skis or just ski boots? 

There is no discounted rate for renting a partial ski package, and we recommend using our skis and boots as a package. Hyland Hills staff can adjust our rental skis to your boots, but staff are not able to adjust or tune guests’ skis.

On the Hill and Inside the Chalet

Can I be in just my boots on the bunny hill?

No; we do not allow any foot traffic on the ski hill. Anyone on skiable terrain, including the bunny hill and its rope tows and surface conveyor lifts, must have a valid lift ticket attached to their clothing, and skis or a snowboard on their feet.

Can I bring my dog to the hill?

We do not allow dogs inside the chalet or anywhere on Hyland Hills grounds during the ski season. Service animals are welcome.

Can I bring my own food? Do you allow crockpots?

You can bring your own food; however, we do not allow anything with a heating element to be brought inside the chalet. This includes but is not limited to: coffee makers, pressure cookers, air fryers and crockpots. 

Does Hyland Hills serve alcohol? 

No, we do not have a bar on-site, nor do we allow guests to bring their own alcohol on premises. 

I want to have a group outing. Can I reserve tables ahead of time?

No, we do not reserve tables ahead of time.

Other Snowy Activities

Do you have snow tubing at Hyland Hills?

No, but our sister ski area, Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area in Maple Grove, does. 

Do you have cross-country ski trails? 

There are cross-country ski trails with a 5K loop with manufactured snow adjacent to Hyland Hills at Hyland Lake Park Reserve