Winter Adventures


In Minnesota’s Sweet Spot, snowboarding and skiing are more than just sports – they’re a lifestyle!

man teaching kids to snowboard

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to snowboard, or just want to brush up on your skills, you’ll want to head to the Snowboarding Hill at Theodore Wirth Regional Park in Golden Valley. Conveniently located, it offers an affordable and friendly environment for learning to shred.

Stop at The Trailhead to purchase your lift ticket or get outfitted with rental equipment.

The Hill is typically open Fridays from 4 – 8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 8 pm. There may be times when the hill is closed due to cold temperatures, wind chill or icy conditions. For the latest info, call 612-355-7757.

After a day of learning to grind and ride switch, be sure to grab a bison burger, grain bowl or Belgian waffles with chocolate and cream at Mill Valley Market, the Trailhead restaurant. With specialty coffee drinks, plus beer and wine offerings, the Market is the perfect spot for hanging out with friends.

Buying a Snowboard

Want to take home your own snowboard?  Check out Hoigaard’s in St. Louis Park. Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned racer, their expert staff will outfit you with the perfect equipment from great brands such as Burton, Ride, Rossignol, Salomon, DC, Union, Capita and more. Hoigaard’s also has an excellent selection of cross-country and downhill skis for purchase (or rental), as well as snowshoes and winter apparel.