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Odana Hills - Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing
Address: 4635 Odana Rd.
Location: Odana Hills Golf Course
Permit Required: Yes
Terrain: Golf course
Difficulty: Easy
Last Groomed: -


Cross-country ski at Odana Hills Golf Course! See Map
In addition to this website, see  MadNorSki for trail conditions posted by volunteers and trail users.

Odana Hills offers nearly 5 miles of easy trails in 4 unique loops. As snow conditions allow, trails are groomed for both skate and classic skiing. Snowshoeing, hiking and dogs are NOT allowed on the cross-country ski trails. 

LOANER SKIS: *NEW* LOANER SKIS available at Door Creek and Odana Hills! Borrow a pair to try out skiing while at the park. Instructions onsite. A ski permit is required. 

Clubhouse & Equipment Rentals
If trails are listed as open, the warming shelter is staffed Wednesday - Sunday* for concessions and ski equipment, unless otherwise posted in the alert. 
Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm

*Hours are subject to change. All winter activities are dependent on the weather and conditions. 

Equipment Rentals (includes skis, boots, poles and a daily ski permit)
Cross-Country Skis - first hour
Each additional hour
$9/Adult; $5/Youth*
$5/Adult or Youth

*Youth = 15 years or younger 


All ski trails at Elver Park require a daily or annual ski permit for anyone aged 16 or older, which may be purchased online or by phone (608) 266-4711.  A 2024 annual permit is valid through 12/31/24 and at designated Dane County Parks ski trails.  Note: If you rent skis, a daily permit is included.

2024 Fees 

Daily $8
Annual $30
Annual Senior (65+) & Disabled $15
Annual Military/Veteran  $15
Replacement $15
purchase permit
  • 2024 permit is valid through December 31, 2024. 
  • The permit is valid for Dane County Parks trails also. 

REMINDER: Dogs are NOT allowed on cross-country ski trails. 

*All winter activities are weather-dependent. Rentals and/or restrooms may not be available if an amenity is posted as closed.