Elver Snow Loop
Winter Activity Updates
Elver Park is Madison's winter recreation destination! Ice skating, cross-country skiing, and of course, sledding!* Elver Park offers miles of groomed trails from easy to difficult. Click to see MAP or scroll to the bottom of the page. East, West (lighted), and the machine-made snow loop. A Cross-Country Ski Permit is required for all trails at Elver Park.
SKI PERMIT REQUIRED
If you rent skis (see rates below), a daily permit is included. All trails at Elver Park, including the snow loop require a daily or annual ski permit, which may be purchased online or by phone (608) 266-4711. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the on-site kiosk is closed. A 2021 annual permit is valid through 12/31/21 and Dane County Parks ski trails.
What to Expect
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, park users will see a number of adjustments this season.
- Wear a mask.
- Restrooms open, with limited capacity.
- Warming shelters are closed to the public. No personal items may be left inside.
- No hot chocolate or concessions.
- Limited outdoor seating provided.
Monday - Friday: 11am-8pm
Sunday and MLK: 12pm-6pm
MACHINE-MADE SNOW LOOPS
Thanks to our partnership with the Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) and the support of the Madison Nordic Ski Club (MadNorSki), we are making snow for the regularly groomed snow loops. This is an on-going process and is anticipated to be nearly 2km once completed (see map). PLEASE STAY CLEAR OF ALL SNOW-MAKING EQUIPMENT AND POWER CORDS. Ski trail conditions are posted by users here.
|Wednesday - Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|XC Ski Rentals||Adult (16 & older)||Youth (15 & under)|
|Hourly||$9 (daily ski permit incl.)||$5|
|Daily (24 hours)||$30 (ski permit incl.)||$15|
|Weekly (7 days)||$70 (ski permit incl.)||$50|
- Cross-Country Classic Accessible Sit-Skis (1 person)
- Adults: $9/hr, $5 each additional hour
- Youth: $5/hr, $5 each additional hour
- Sleds – by the hour or purchase
- $2/per hour, or $20/sled
- Ice Skates
- See ICE SKATING for rental information.
PHONE: (608)288-6148*All winter activities are weather dependent. Rentals and/or restrooms may not be available if an amenity is posted as closed.