Cross-Country Skiing Parties

Reserve your own cross-country skiing party at Elver, Odana Hills or Yahara Hills!


  • $35 day/ per hour
  • $50 night/ per hour

Reservation Includes

  • Private use of the shelter and picnic tables
  • Ski permit for each person for use during the party
  • Restrooms
  • Onsite staff

Additional Costs

  • Concessions & beverages (credit cards accepted)
  • Ski Rentals - pay individually onsite (see rates below)

Suggested Dates and Times

  • Wednesday-Friday: between 11:00am to 3:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:15 to 10:15pm (Elver only)
  • Other days and times may be available when the shelter is closed to the public

How to Make a Reservation

Reservations are taken over the phone or in-person at the Madison Parks Administrative Office. All reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance. Payment is due upon reservation by cash, check or credit card.

Ski Rentals & Prices

Classic skis rentals are available in men's, women's and youth sizes and include a ski permit during the rental. Size inventory varies at each site and quantities may not be available for your entire group. You may bring your own equipment.

Rental Prices
  • $9 per hour/ Adults (ages 16 & older)
  • $5 per hour/ children (ages 15 & younger)
  • $5 each additional hour


Groups may also bring in their own food and beverages. Glass is not permitted.

Cancellations Policy

A full refund is available if the reservation is canceled at least 7 days in advance. If Madison Parks needs to cancel for any reason, you will receive a full refund and will make every effort to reschedule your event at no additional charge.