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Winter Season

The winter season for skiing begins with the first snowfall over 4" and continues, as weather permits through the following spring. A ski permit is required for the trails at Elver Park, Yahara Hills & Odana Hills golf courses and is also valid on Dane County Park Ski Trails. Adults and children age 16 and older must have a permit.

Daily: $7.00
Annual: $30.00
Senior (65+) or Disabled: $15.00
Replacement: $12.00

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A PERMIT?

ANNUAL PERMITS are available for purchase:

  • Online at City of Madison Licenses & Permits portal.
    • Please allow up to ten days for delivery via USPS first class.
  • During the season on-site at the trailhead kiosks at Elver Park, Yahara Hills & Odana Hills or at the following shelters during open concession hours:
    • Elver Park
      • Monday-Thursday: 4:00-8:00 pm
      • Friday: 4:00-9:00 pm
      • Saturday: 11:00 am-9:00 pm
      • Sunday: 11:00 am-8:00 pm
    • Odana Hills
      • Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
  • City of Madison Parks Division
    • 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 104, Madison, WI 53703
    • Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-4:15 pm

DAILY PERMITS are available for purchase at the trailhead kiosks at Elver Park, Yahara Hills & Odana Hills or at the following shelters during open concession hours:

  • Elver Park
    • Monday-Thursday: 4:00-8:00 pm
    • Friday: 4:00-9:00 pm
    • Saturday: 11:00 am-9:00 pm
    • Sunday: 11:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Odana Hills
    • Saturday-Sunday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm


NOTE: A daily pass is included with the Rental of cross-country ski equipment at Elver Park and Odana Hills.

For more information, please call (608) 266-4711.