Skiing at Elver Park

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

Winter Activity Updates


January 2017:  Thanks to Madison Nordic Ski Club, Madison Winter Festival and Central Cross Country Ski Association we have a regularly groomed manmade snow loop at Elver - approximately km! With the exception of this manmade trail at Elver, ALL TRAILS - at Elver or elsewhere in Madison Parks ARE CLOSED (skiing is not permitted, remain off trails) until further notice.

A cross-country ski permit is required for this trail system. The West Trails are lighted trails for night skiing. These trails are groomed 3-5 times a week as conditions allow.
6.2 miles (3.7 lighted miles); groomed for skate/diagonal: easy to advanced

Winter Trail Map

Warming Shelter, Restrooms, Concessions, and Rental Open Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00 - 8:00pm (beginning Monday, December 19)
Friday: 4:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm (Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve included)
Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm (Christmas and New Year's Day included)

MMSD EXTENDED HOURS: We offer extended hours on Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Winter Break and Holidays. 

  • December 22- January 3, 2017: 11am-9pm
  • Monday, January 16: 11am-9pm
  • Friday, February 3: 11am - 9pm
Phone: (608) 288-6148

MadNorSki Races are held every Tuesday beginning January 3, as conditions allow. Please share the trails.


  • Cash, check or credit card accepted
Lighted Ski Trail
  • 6 km
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


Also At This Park

Cross-Country Skiing Updates

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