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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: --


Elver Park is Madison's winter recreation destination! Ice skating, cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing! West ski trails and the sledding hill are lit from dusk to approx. 10pm, when the amenity is listed as open. See MAP for trail designations and more. 

Detailed trail conditions can often be found on the MadNorSki website

RESTROOMS OPEN (when amenities are listed as open)
Monday through Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday: 12pm-8pm
Sunday and Holidays: 12pm-6pm 


All ski trails at Elver Park require a daily or annual ski permit, which may be purchased online or by phone (608) 266-4711.  A 2023 annual permit, available Nov. 1, is valid through 12/31/23 and at designated Dane County Parks ski trails.  Note: If you rent skis, a daily permit is included.

2023 Fees 

Daily $7
Annual $30
Annual Senior (65+) & Disabled $15
Annual Military/Veteran (New!) $15
Replacement $12
purchase permit
  • 2023 permit is available Nov. 1 and is valid through December 31, 2023. 
  • The permit is valid for Dane County Parks trails also. 

REMINDER: Dogs are NOT permitted on cross-country ski trails. Please use the hiking trails to walk your leashed dog. 

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.