Saturday, February 16, 2013
Checking out trails or sledding hills? Make sure to find out the snow conditions first.
The following was provided by Three Rivers Park District as of Feb. 14, 2013. For more information, call the trail hotline at 763-559-6778. Three Rivers Park District parks are open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, facility hours vary. Open Sledding Hills Good Trail Conditions Fair Trail Conditions Check out the individual park pages for ski trail maps. Some facilities offer ski rental.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
From beginner to intermediate, cross county ski lessons are available Feb. 10-16, 2013 in the Three Rivers Park District.
The following information was provided by Three Rivers Park District. Reservations may be required. Visit the Three Rivers Park District website for more information. Ski-Skating I: Basics Sunday, Feb.10, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove. Learn beginning ski-skating techniques, including efficient edging, gliding and control. Prior classic skiing experience is required. Cost is $22 or $37 with ski rental. This lesson is for ages 13+. Reference activity number #122391-13. Classic Beginner I: Basics Sunday, Feb. 10, from 12:30-2 p.m., at Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove. This class covers cross-country skiing basics, including putting on equipment, falling down and getting up, diagonal stride, …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
From beginners to intermediate, a variety of cross county skiing lessons are available Jan. 26, 2013 to Feb. 9, 2013.
Reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference the activity number listed below. Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. FRENCH REGIONAL PARK Classic Beginner I: Basics Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10-11:30 a.m., at French Regional Park, Plymouth. This class covers cross-country skiing basics, including putting on equipment, falling down and getting up, diagonal stride, stopping, turning, and a brief introduction to small hills. For novice skiers and those who want to review. Reservations required. Cost is $18 or $28 with ski rental. This class is for ages 13+. Reference activity number #125188-04. Classic II: Intermediate Saturday, Jan. 26, from 12:30-2 p.m., at French Regional Park, Plymouth. This…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
From cross country to Nordic to beginner lessons, the Three Rivers Park District offers several skiing options during the winter of 2012-2013.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. To register for the following activities, call 763-559-6700 and reference the activity number or visit the Three Rivers Park District website. Morning Traveling Nordic Ski Club The Morning Traveling Ski Club meets on Wednesday mornings, Jan. 2 through Feb. 20, from 10-11:30 a.m. The club will meet at Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove, on Jan. 2 and 9, at Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington, on Jan. 16 and 23, at French Regional Park, Plymouth, on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, and at Baker Park Reserve, Medina, on Feb. 13 and 20. Cost for the eight-session club is $90 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #122511-02. This program is …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Plan early to prevent the winter break blues with some upcoming events offered in the Three Rivers Park District in Hennepin County.
The Three Rivers Park District provided the following for 2012. Call 763-559-6700 for more information. Ski Lessons, Snowshoeing, Tubing, Snowboarding and Sledding Throughout the winter months, Three Rivers Parks around the Twin Cities offer a variety of activities. Check the Three Rivers website for hours, cost (if applicable) and details. Activities include: cross-country ski lessons, sledding, tubing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing downhill and telemark skiing, snowboarding Winter Solstice Celebration Celebrate the longest night of the year. On Friday, Dec. 21, from 7-9 p.m., at Kroening Interpretive Center, in North Mississippi Regional Park, Brooklyn Center, explore the origins of holiday traditions in different cultures. Create a …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The former Hopkins High School student is preparing to ski in Italy in the World Junior Alpine Championships.
Lauren Samuels, a teenager from Golden Valley, says she was on skis when she was two years old. Now, years later this former Hopkins High School student is on her way to Italy to compete in the World Junior Alpine Championships. “It’s an honor,” she said. “I know the level of competition will be high and I hope to ski well.” At 19-years-old, Samuels lives in Utah where she trains full time with the Rowmark Ski Team. She is one of only seven girls in the United States selected to compete in the world event. While the invitation to this competition is a milestone in itself, Samuels says it could be an important stepping-stone in her skiing career. “Some athletes from the World Juniors go on to World Cup events and ski internationally,” she …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
For many Minnesotans, celebrating the season means hitting the slopes.
Though real snow was a bit late in making its way to Minnesota this year, that doesn’t mean the many ski hills in and around the Twin Cities aren’t ready for the season to start. There are several options for downhill skiing within an hour’s drive of Minneapolis. Let’s look at some of them: Buck Hill Ski Area Boasting a 310-foot vertical drop and 40 skiable acres, Buck Hill is the south metro’s go-to skiing spot. The ski season there opened the Monday before Thanksgiving, meaning that plenty of skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing fun awaits. Daytime lift tickets at Buck Hill start at $20, and daily lessons are offered at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to students age 6 and up of all ability levels. Lessons are $20 and do not include a…
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Hopkins Sophmore, Harris Dirnberger, brings home significant wins from the Junior Olympics and shares his love of cross country skiing.
Get ready—get set—and have fun! For Hopkins sophomore Harris Dirnberger, these are words to live and race by. So far, it's working for him. At the 2011 Cross Country Junior Olympics, Dirnberger placed third in the Classic Mass Start relay in the J2 division despite the challenge of losing and replacing his ski near the three-kilometer mark. He also helped his team place first in the Classic Relay with his aggressive performance as anchor, chasing down and passing the leading team to ski in a six-second win. Dirnberger's amazing performance at his first Junior Olympics earned him the title Male Rookie of the Year for the Midwest division. “Harris especially does well at mass start races going head to head with those he can chase and getting…
Sunday, February 27, 2011
The ski and snowboard school celebrated its last 2011 class with a 'Fun Day' on Feb. 26 at the Minnesota ski area.
Students and instructors of the Minnetonka, Edina, Lake Harriet and Blake Skijammers ski and snowboard schools took to the slopes on Saturday, Feb. 26 for their final 2011 classes, celebrating with a "Fun Day" at Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls, MN. More than 300 students from Edina, Minnetonka and Southwest Minneapolis piled onto school buses Saturday and spent the day at the ski area for the last of their eight classes in 2011. Despite the cold—temperatures hovered around 5 degrees most of the day—the Fun Day celebrated the classes' graduations with a cookout, a scavenger hunt, and some students and instructors dressing up for a "Hollywood theme."