Elver - Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing
Address: 1250 McKenna Blvd.
Park: Elver Park
Permit Required: Yes
Hours: Dawn - 10pm
Length: 10.0 km
Terrain: Woods
Grooming: Skating , Diagonal
Difficulty: Easy, Intermediate, Advanced
Last Groomed: N/A


Thanks to volunteers, Madison Norski Club and Madison Winter Festival, we have machine-made snow on approximately 1km of trails. A cross-country ski permit is required for the trails at Elver Park.

2018 snow loop
Name Segments ft. miles km
Lower Loop ABCD 2090 ft 0.4 miles 0.64 km
Small Hill ABHD 2220 ft 0.42 miles 0.68 km
Medium Hill ABGFD 2440 ft 0.46 miles 0.74 km
Big Hill AEFD 2960 ft 0.56 miles 0.9 km
Classic Loop IBCD 3130 ft 0.59 miles 0.95 km
Classic Tour IBGFD 3480 ft 0.66 miles 1.06 km
Grand Tour IEFD 4000 ft 0.76 miles 1.22 km
All trails groomed for classic and skate skiing with these exceptions:
Segment I: groomed for classic ski
Segment E: groomed for skate ski 
With a base of 4-5" of natural snow we will open the east and west trails at Elver Park. The West trails are lit for night skiing. These trails are groomed 3-5 times a week, as conditions allow. 

Winter Trail Map: 6.2 miles (3.7 lighted miles); groomed for skate/diagonal: easy to advanced

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

OPEN 11:00am*: December 22, 26-29; January 2, 15; February 9

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. ALL OPEN hours at the shelter are based on conditions onsite. We may not open or we may need to close early depending on the weather, or trail/rink conditions. 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 3, 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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