When its winter in Minnesota, the Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area is the perfect place to go! This skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing facility features a lighted tubing hill with lifts and snowmaking, a beginner-level downhill ski and snowboard hill, and almost 18 km of cross-country ski trails. After the action, winter sports enthusiasts can warm their toes and grab a hot cocoa at the Chalet. A blend of modern and rustic, the Chalet provides equipment rental, concessions, public seating and a fireplace. In the summer, hikers, bikers and others use the Chalet as a stopping point before hitting the trails. The Chalet is also a popular spot for weddings and corporate events. The Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area has things to do for the whole family and is without a doubt one of the best places to go for family activities in the Twin Cities!