Douglas F. Bryant Winter Recreation Area

The Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek 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.

Hours Facilities are closed for the season. The cross-country ski trail will remain open as conditions allow.

Get great benefits, including a free season pass, competitive wages, a fast-paced environment, flexible hours and more. Check out all employment opportunities and apply today!

Elm Creek PDF Maps

Find printable maps of the park on the Elm Creek Park Reserve page.

Hours, Rates & Passes

Hours & Rates

View hours, rates and season pass information for all activities. 

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding — Closed

Downhill skiing and snowboarding is closed for the season.

Safety on the Slopes

Three Rivers Parks is committed to promoting slope safety. Observe Your Responsibility Code and other guidelines for a great snow sports experience.

Hyland Hills Ski Area

Downhill skiing and snowboarding at Elm Creek is suitable for beginners and lessons. For more challenging hills, visit Hyland Hills Ski Area.

Minnesota Ski Area Association

MN Ski Association logoThe Winter Recreation Area of Elm Creek is a member of the Minnesota Ski Area Association

Cross-Country Skiing — Open

Hours

See hours for trails and the chalet.

Trails

Elm Creek offers 18.3K of groomed cross-country ski trails, including 5.8K with lights and 2.5K with snowmaking. Lessons are available! Learn more about cross-country skiing at Three Rivers, and check trail conditions before you visit.

Passes

Get your annual pass today!

Tubing — Closed

The tubing hill is closed for the season.

Speed down the tubing hill at Elm Creek and catch a ride back to the top on a moving sidewalk. Learn more about tubing at Elm Creek.

Sledding — Open

What's better than the thrill of flying down a snow-covered hill on a chilly winter day? Grab your sled and head to the Winter Recreation Area for hours of fun. Check hill conditions here before you head out.

Join the National Ski Patrol, a nationally-recognized group of volunteers. Highly motivated, enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to apply. Stop by Guest Services in the Chalet or contact Ashley O'Rourke, 763-694-7802, for more information.