Downhill and Telemark Skiing

Experience the thrill of swooshing down the slopes. Or if telemark skiing is more your speed, try "free-heeling" it down our hills. Hyland Hills Ski Area and the Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek offer downhill ski areas for all skill levels, from training hills to Olympic-level training jumps. The downhill ski areas feature snowmaking and well-groomed hills for unbeatable winter fun.


Daily and season passes will be available next season. See rates for Hyland Hills Ski Area and Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area.

If you’ve never tried skiing before, there are lessons at Hyland Hills Ski Area and the Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area with equipment rentals and practice hills to get you started. As your skills improve, move up to the more challenging hills or hit the jumps and ramps on our freestyle terrain. Lesson registration open in October.


Three Rivers Parks Ski Patrol is always looking for enthusiastic Alpine and Nordic skiers and snowboarders who enjoy helping others in a winter environment. Contact Jeannine Mogan, Volunteer Supervisor to learn more, 763.694.7802,

Other things to do

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

Skier on trail

Three Rivers features 70 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails at various locations. Trails are available for skiers of all skill levels.

Skijoring and Dog Sledding

Skijoring & Dog Sledding

Women on skis with dog pulling

If you have a dog with some pent-up winter energy, bring it to Three Rivers Parks for fun exercise where we have designated trails for skijoring and dog sledding.



Girl sledding down hill

It’s easy to feel like a kid again in Three Rivers, where you'll find some of the best sledding hills in town. Just bundle up and grab a sled for hours of exhilarating fun.



Snowboarder in the air

Snowboarding is just one more way you can enjoy the wintry Minnesota outdoors. From group or private lessons to equipment rental to impeccably groomed hills for every skill level, Three Rivers has everything you need to carve up the slopes.



Children waiting at the top of the tubing hill

If you like sledding, you’ll love snow tubing. Ride a moving sidewalk up a hill 10 stories high and then soar back down on a specially designed inner tube. Once you get to the bottom, do it all over again. Tubers of all ages will have a blast speeding down the chutes.

Mountain Bike Trail

Mountain Biking

Mountain biker on wooded trail

If you’re looking for your own adventure, give mountain biking a try in Three Rivers. There are designated mountain bike trails and paved bike/hike trails of varying terrain and difficulty for mountain bikers of any skill level.