Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener
December 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The official kick-off to ski season: Free skiing, rental equipment and lessons for all ages make this a family-friendly event at Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Skiers of all abilities and ages are invited to kick off winter with free skiing, free ski rental equipment and free mini lessons. Participate in the Ski Tour with routes for the whole family, and check out the Nordic Market with representatives from 50 Nordic ski suppliers, resorts, retails and clubs.
This is a free event. The first 1,500 visitors to the Nordic Ski Market receive a free buff. All activities are held outside, both on and off the snow, so dress for the weather!
* Free Nordic skiing on Elm Creek Park Reserve’s manufactured snow loop
* Free Nordic ski rentals, including sit-skis for adapted skiers
* Free Classic Technique mini-lessons by Three Rivers instructors (drop in all day)
* Free hot chocolate (while supplies last)
* Minnesota Youth Ski League Kids Area (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
* Participate in Skaði’s Chase — 8K, 4K or 2K
* Visit the Nordic Ski Market
* Visit the Sauna Village
* Sign up for 2022-23 ski passes