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Elver - Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing
Address: 1250 McKenna Blvd.
Park: Elver Park
Permit Required: Yes
Terrain: Woods
Grooming: Skate, Classic
Difficulty: Easy, Intermediate, Advanced
Last Groomed: --


Winter Recreation 2021-22 Update: Through a mutual decision, there will be no machine-made snow loop at Elver Park this winter season. The MadNorSki, CXC and Parks team are focusing efforts on improvements to the natural ski trails and grooming, as conditions allow. READ MORE ABOUT THIS DECISION 

Elver Park is Madison's winter recreation destination! Ice skating, cross-country skiing, sledding and new this year - snowshoeing!* SEE MAP

Detailed trail conditions can often be found on the MadNorSki website


December 31 – February 20, 2022*
Wednesday - Friday Saturday Sunday
4-8pm 12-8pm 12-6pm
If you rent skis (see rates below), a daily permit is included. All trails at Elver Park require a daily or annual ski permit, which may be purchased online or by phone (608) 266-4711.  A 2022 annual permit, which goes on sale November 15, is valid through 12/31/22 and Dane County Parks ski trails.  
purchase permit

XC Ski Rentals Adult (16 & older) Youth (15 & under)
Hourly $9 (daily ski permit incl.) $5
Additional Hour $5 $5
Daily (24 hours) $30 (incl. one daily ski permit) $15
Additional day $15 $8
Weekly (7 days) $70 (incl. one daily ski permit) $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
  • Snowshoes - adult and youth sizes MAP
    • Adult (16 & older) $5/hour
    • Youth (15 & under) $2/hour
    • Additional hour $2/hour 
  • Ice Skates 

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. 

Cross-Country Skiing Updates