15th Annual Washington County Parks Winter Festival

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 Saturday Jan 20, 2018 Lake Elmo Co. Park 11:00, 12:30, and 2:00

  • Fat Bike Demos

  • Free classic or skate demos

  • Lessons included

  • News (Scroll down for clinic details)   Winter Festival Flyer 
  • 1/18/18: The 11am and 2pm shifts are very full for beginner classic.  Please choose 12:30 for beginner
  • 1/17/18: Snow!, Classic tracks, warm!  Should be great
  • 1/13/18: We got some snow and the temps seem to be moderating
  • 1/1/18: Hoping for more snow and warmer temps.  Check out festival link at top of page
  • 12/17/17: Registration is OPEN!
  • Registration form: http://www.rideandglide.org/cgi-bin/form_input2.pl  (Select Lake_Elmo_Clinic and hit Go)


  • Free ski lessons, either classic or skate
  • Free rental skis
  • Free Fat Bike Demos
  • -------Food Truck on site -----------
  • No children under the age of 14
    • Fat Bike must be acc by adult


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One hour lessons/Demos will be held at 11AM, 12:30, and 2:00PM All levels will be available each session. Free Classic equipment provided by Joe's Ski Shop, Skate equipment provided by Ride and Glide Ski Club and FinnSisu Ski Shop.   Recommended $10 donation towards lighted ski trails at Lake Elmo.  Come early to sign in before your desired time and get fit for equipmentMake sure to register below. You should have a Minnesota Ski Pass.  Day passes will be available for purchase at the park for $6, Parking for the day is $7 ($30 yearly).  Enter off Co. Rd 10 on Keats Ave.  Go to the trail head.  Click here for a map.

Beginners:  Here's a chance to get off on the right foot with those new skis you got for Christmas. On classic skis we'll teach you to glide on your skis instead of just shuffling. On skate skis we'll get you out of the middle and over on the gliding ski. Once you learn the basics skiing becomes much easier. We'll also teach downhill survival techniques. And methods for getting up that next hill. You'll be able to ski longer and further with less effort and more enjoyment.

Intermediates:  Lengthen your glide both classic and skate.  Work on hill climbing.  Work on the other skate techniques (V2 and Field Skate).  How to enjoy your sport even more.

Advanced:  Fine tune your technique for the most efficiency.  How to work the trail for better performance.  Transitions and technique variations.  How to look like you know what you are doing.

Fat Bike Demo group rides: 11AM, 12:30, and 2:00PM.  Must sign up for a time slot.  Bikes provided by Now Bikes and Fitness

Registration form : http://www.rideandglide.org/cgi-bin/form_input2.pl  (Select Lake Elmo Clinic and click GO)