NEW for 2022-23: Expanded cross-country skiing options and new mutual Saint Paul/Ramsey County ski passes

The City of Saint Paul and Ramsey County have entered a new five-year agreement to offer a mutual cross-country ski pass in conjunction with expanded ski offerings throughout the city and county park systems. Starting with the 2022-23 season, a Saint Paul/Ramsey County mutual ski pass is required. The new ski passes provide access to more than 60K of groomed cross-country ski trails across nine Saint Paul and Ramsey County locations. Passes are available for purchase online through Ramsey County or in person at Como Park Ski Center, Battle Creek Recreation Center, Highland National Golf Course and Tamarak Nature Center. No cross-country ski pass is required for youth ages 12 and under.  

Read the press release or see below for more details on a new machine-made snow trail, expanded rental locations, and additional groomed trails that are included with new mutual Saint Paul/Ramsey County ski passes.

Cross-Country Ski Passes

Starting with the 2022-23 season, a Saint Paul/Ramsey County mutual cross-country ski pass is required. The passes provide access to more than 60K of groomed cross-country ski trails across nine Saint Paul and Ramsey County locations. The new ski passes are available for purchase online or in person at Battle Creek Recreation Center, Highland National Golf Course, Como Park Ski Center or Tamarack Nature Center.

  • Natural snow pass - $35/year or $6/day

    • Includes all City of Saint Paul and Ramsey County natural snow ski trails
  • All-access pass - $15/day or $80/year and $40/year for each additional household member
    • Includes lighted machine-made trails in the Battle Creek Regional Park West, and all City of Saint Paul and Ramsey County natural snow ski trails 
  • No cross-country ski pass is required for youth ages 12 and under.

Buy ski passes online

Equipment Rentals

Ski rentals are available at Highland National Golf Course, Como Park Ski Center, Tamarack Nature Center and Battle Creek Recreation Center for $12/day. Rentals can be reserved in person on a first-come-first-serve basis. See below for hours. 

Saint Paul Ski Trails

Battle Creek Regional Park West (75 Winthrop St S)

  • Trails are maintained by Ramsey County
  • NEW: Machine-made snow trails
  • Machine-made trails require a daily or annual all-access pass
  • Natural snow trails require a daily or annual natural snow pass
  • Classic and skating trails available
  • 4K of lighted, machine-made snow trails. Trails are lighted from sunset to 10pm
  • 1K beginner level trails
  • 1.75K intermediate level trails
  • 7K of difficult/advanced trails
  • Trail map 
  • Current trail conditions
  • Chalet is located inside Battle Creek Recreation Center (651-501-6347)
    • Open: December 3 - March 31
    • Rentals, restrooms & lockers: Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am-7pm
    • Additional lounge space & cubbies: Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-7pm
  • Rental Package - Skis, boots, and poles $12

Como Park Ski Center (1431 Lexington Parkway North)

  • Requires a daily or annual natural snow pass
  • 1.7K lighted ski trail loop for beginner level skiing and 5K of intermediate/advance level skiing
  • Groomed for classic and skate
  • Trail map
  • Current trail conditions
  • Chalet is located in the golf course clubhouse (651-488-9673)
  • Rental Packages
    • Skis, boots, and poles: $12
    • Snowshoes: $12 
    • Rentals are available Wednesday-Friday only; See Como Park Ski Center for hours

Highland 9 Golf Course (1797 Edgcumbe Road)

  • Requires a daily or annual natural snow pass
  • 3.5K ski trail loop for beginner level and intermediate skiing
  • Groomed for classic and skate
  • NEW: Skate ski trail can also be used for skijoring, snowshoeing and dog sledding
  • NEW: Fat tire bike trail around perimeter of golf course
  • Trail map
  • Current trail conditions

NEW: Highland National Golf Course (1403 Montreal Ave)

  • Requires a daily or annual natural snow pass
  • 3K beginner loop groomed for classic and skate skiing
  • 2K loop with double set of classic decks and a skate ski deck
  • Trail map (Coming soon)
  • Current trail conditions 
  • Chalet is located in the golf course clubhouse (651-695-3774)
    • Open: January 6- February 12
    • Hours: Friday: 3-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday: 10am-9pm
  • Rental Package - Skis, boots, and poles $12 
    • Available during chalet hours

Phalen Golf Course (1615 Phalen Drive)

  • Requires a daily or annual natural snow pass
  • 7K ski trail loop of mostly intermediate level skiing
  • Groomed for classic and skate
  • Trail map
  • Current trail conditions

Ramsey County Ski Trails

The Saint Paul/Ramsey County mutual ski pass is also valid at Battle Creek Regional Park East, Rice Creek Regional Trail,
Tamarack Nature Center, and Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park. Visit the Ramsey County Cross-Country Ski Trails webpage for details. 

Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Cross-country ski lessons are held at Como Park Ski Center. Registration opens Monday, November 21. 

Register for Lessons

Last Edited: November 18, 2022