Elver - Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing
Address: 1250 McKenna Blvd.
Park: Elver Park
Open - Snow Loop Only
Permit Required: Yes
Hours: Dawn - 10pm
Length: 10.0 km
Terrain: Woods
Grooming: Skate, Classic
Difficulty: Easy, Intermediate, Advanced
Last Groomed: 12/13/2018

Winter Activity Updates

Icon of ice skate
12/14/2018: ALL TRAILS AND FIELDS REMAIN CLOSED, with the exception of the machine-made snow loop at Elver Park. The restrooms will be open Friday - Sunday approximately 9am to 9pm. The shelter and concessions remain closed.


10km/ 6.2 miles of trails groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing from easy to advanced,  3.7 miles are lighted (west trails); 1-mile machine-made snow loop. A permit is required for use of any of the ski trails at Elver Park. 

Winter Trail Map 
Machine-made snow loop

Winter Warming Shelter, Restrooms, Concessions, and Rental Open Hours*:

Monday - Thursday: 4:00 - 8:00pm
Friday: 4:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm


The Elver Park shelter is a polling location. Due to the spring primary election, the shelter will be closed to winter activities on Tuesday, February 19.

Equipment Rentals Available:
  • Cross-Country Classic-style Skis: $9/ adult hour and $5/ youth hour
  • Sit Skis - accessible one-person ski: $9/adult hour and $5/youth hour
  • Snowshoes by the hour: $5/Adults, $2/Children 15 and younger; $2/additional hour
  • Sleds: $2/per hour, or $20/sled
  • Figure & Hockey Skates
  • Hockey sticks

*Ski trails are open as conditions allow. Hours at the shelter may vary if conditions or the weather are determined to be unsafe. This website is updated as soon as information from the field is available.

Phone: (608)288-6148

MadNorSki races are held every Tuesday beginning January 8, as conditions allow. Please share the trails.


  • Cash or check
Lighted Ski Trail
  • 6 km
  • Yes
Shelter/Warming House
Ski Lessons
Ski, Boot, and Pole Rental
  • 1st hour (includes daily pass): Adults $9, Children (15 & under) $5 - Add'l hours: $5
  • All ski equipment rental must be used on site and returned same day
  • Limited quantity
  • Sizes range from youth size 1 - mens size 12

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Cross-Country Skiing Updates

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