WinterFest

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XC Ski and Fat Tire Biking

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Lake Elmo Park Reserve
Fat Tire Biking Demos • XC Ski Lessons • All Equipment Provided • Free with valid parks vehicle permit
All vehicle entering the park will need to have a valid Washington County Parks vehicle permit.  

Experience outdoor winter recreation opportunities in a 2,165 acre park reserve.

Just beginning on classic skis? Come learn how to glide without shuffling! Skate skiers, make your move to the next hill. Helpful downhill survival techniques, "how to get up the next hill" and many more useful ski knowledge will be demonstrated.

Already an Intermediate skier?
Let us help you lengthen your glide on both classic and skate skis, or, how about some work on hill climbing or new skate techniques you haven't tried yet - like V2 and Field Skate?

Advanced skiers
, need some help honing your techniques for more efficiency? We'll show you how to work the trail for better performance or how to do transitions and technique variations.

Join us at the Nordic Center. Registration with the RIDE & GLIDE ski club is required for ALL lessons. Plan to arrive early to sign-in before your desired time. You'll also need to get fitted for equipment. As part of the festival, free classic and skate equipment will be provided by Joe's Ski Shop and the Ride and Glide Ski Club

Fat Biking equipment and demonstrations will be provided by Now Bikes and Fitness at the Eagle Point Parking Lot.

Register with Ride and Glide Ski Club for XC Ski lessons and Fat Bike Demos times. (XC skiers must be 14+ years of age)
Select Lake Elmo Clinic
 MN Ski Pass
A MN Ski Pass is required to ski in Washington County Parks (age 16 and ). Purchase MN Ski Passes online, by phone or at the Lake Elmo Park contact station (ski passes are not required for snowshoeing).

New Nordic Rock Skis

Come try the new Nordic rock skis available for rental at Lake Elmo Park Reserve! Enjoy the rolling hills, woods, and prairies of this beautiful park. Open to all ages. No reservations required. Skis will be rented on a first come, first serve basis. *Limited availability.

Other event details: The Nordic Center has ample parking (overflow is across the park road at Eagle Point Trailhead), indoor seating and tables for guests, WiFi, restrooms with lockers and changing stalls, a water refill station, indoor fireplace, outdoor bonfire pit, ski racks and ski waxing stations. Please no cooking or food heating equipment allowed (crock pots, etc.) in the Nordic Center.