Cross-Country Ski Permit

Winter Season

The winter season for skiing begins with the first snowfall over 4" and continues, as weather permits through the following spring. A ski permit is required for the trails at Elver Park, Yahara Hills & Odana Hills golf courses and is also valid on Dane County Park Ski Trails. Adults and children age 16 and older must have a permit.

  • Daily: $7.00
  • Annual: $30.00
  • Senior (65+) or Disabled: $15.00
  • Replacement: $12.00

Where Can I Purchase a Permit?

Annual Permits

Annual Permits are available for purchase:

Purchase Annual Permit Online

Please allow up to ten days for delivery via USPS first class.

During the season on-site at the trailhead kiosks at Elver Park, Yahara Hills & Odana Hills or at the following shelters during open concession hours:

  • Elver Park
    • Monday-Thursday: 4:00-8:00 pm
    • Friday: 4:00-9:00 pm
    • Saturday: 11:00 am-9:00 pm
    • Sunday: 11:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Odana Hills
    • Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
  • City of Madison Parks Division
    • 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 104, Madison, WI 53703
    • Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-4:15 pm

Daily Permits

Daily permits are available for purchase at the trailhead kiosks at Elver Park, Yahara Hills & Odana Hills or at the following shelters during open concession hours:

  • Elver Park
    • Monday-Thursday: 4:00-8:00 pm
    • Friday: 4:00-9:00 pm
    • Saturday: 11:00 am-9:00 pm
    • Sunday: 11:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Odana Hills
    • Saturday-Sunday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

NOTE: A daily pass is included with the Rental of cross-country ski equipment at Elver Park and Odana Hills.

For more information, please call (608) 266-4711.