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: