Head outdoors this weekend and embrace our Minnesota weather at the Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener! It’s happening Saturday, December 11 from 9 am – 4 pm at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove.
Embrace winter by celebrating cross-country skiing at the Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener! 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 Nordic ski mini-lessons (drop in all day)
- Participate in Skaði’s Chase — 8K or 4K
- Ski with Goldy (11:30 AM)
- Visit the Nordic Ski Market
- Visit Sauna Village
- Sign up for 2021-22 ski lessons and ski passes
Check the event website for more details and a full schedule.
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Laura grew up in southern Minnesota and has called the Twin Cities home for over fifteen years. On the off chance she gets some free time you’ll find her with her nose in a book, spending time with family and friends, or enjoying a hot cup of coffee.
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