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 See activity hours below. Chalet Hours: Mon–Fri, 9 AM–9 PM; Sat–Sun: 8 AM–9 PM

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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 — Open

Hours, Rates & Passes

The Winter Recreation Area offers downhill skiing and snowboarding hills for beginners. View hours, rates and season pass information.

SnowSports Academy

Whether you’re a beginner or looking to refine your skills, the expert instructors at the SnowSports Academy are experienced in teaching skiing and snowboarding to all ages and abilities. Choose from private, semi-private or public lessons. Check out our full offerings.

Terrain Park Development Programs

Elm Creek offers development programs for young, intermediate riders looking to advance their skills in the terrain park.

Register for Elm Creek's Team Elm – TwinTip or Team Elm – Snowboard.

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


See hours for trails and the chalet.


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.


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Tubing — Open

Advance reservations are encouraged. Reservations can be made online or by calling our reservations office at 763-559-6700. Tubes can be reserved in two-hour timeframes up to 14 days in advance as conditions allow. A maximum of 10 tubes per day can be reserved.

View regular rates and hours.

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.