Winter in Minnesota brings scenic, snowy landscapes and crisp, fresh air. It’s the perfect backdrop for cross-country skiing. This recreational activity is a peaceful way to explore the parks in winter while getting a great, low-impact workout. Three Rivers features 70 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails at various locations. Trails are available for skiers of all skill levels. A driver’s license or photo ID for deposit is required for equipment rental.
View the trail guide to see which parks offer snowmaking, lighted trails, and classic vs. skate-style skiing.
Three Rivers Parks offers cross-country ski lessons for adults and children, including adaptive sit-ski lessons. Take the complete package or brush up on specific skills. Lessons will help you glide into action on the trails this winter!
We work to ensure the accessibility of our parks and trails for all people. Cross-country sit-skis are available for use at the following locations with advance notice: Baker Ski Chalet, Elm Creek Chalet, French Visitor Center and Hyland Lake Visitor Center. Please contact the individual facilities for additional information.
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8 AM–Noon, Baker Ski Chalet
Three Rivers Park District is selling previously used cross-country ski equipment. This includes classic skis, boots and poles for adults and youth. A limited amount of used snow tubes from the Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area will also be available for purchase.
Sales are first come, first served with a limit of 4 sets per person. All sales are final. The Baker ski chalet is located at 2953 Parkview Drive, Medina, MN 55340. For more information, call 763.694.7860.