With the current weather conditions, the Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area will be closed for tubing, lessons, downhill skiing, and snowboarding beginning Monday, Feb. 20. We expect tubing to reopen Wednesday, Feb. 22, and all other activities to reopen Thursday, Feb. 23. Conditions for cross-country skiing will be updated here.
The Winter Recreation Area in Elm Creek Park Reserve features a lighted tubing hill with lifts and snowmaking, a beginner-level downhill ski and snowboard hill*, and almost 18K of cross-country ski trails.
After the action, winter sports enthusiasts can warm their toes and grab a hot cocoa in the chalet. A blend of modern and rustic, the chalet provides equipment rental, concessions, public seating and a fireplace. In the summer, hikers, bikers and others use the chalet as a stopping point before hitting the trails. The chalet is also a popular spot for weddings and corporate events.
*Downhill skiing and snowboarding at Elm Creek is suitable for beginners and lessons. For more challenging hills, please visit the Hyland Hills Ski Area .
Downhill ski and snowboard season passes can be purchased in the chalet. Purchase a season pass and receive great benefits at sister ski areas! See reciprocal offer details.
Elm Creek offers scenic trails for cross-country skiing, skijoring, snowshoeing and more. See the winter trail map.
Minnesota Ski Area Association
The Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area is a member of the Minnesota Ski Area Association: