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City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival

The tubing hill will remain open during regular hours during the City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival.
See road closure and shuttle information below.

Road Closures
Theodore Wirth Parkway will be closed:
Friday from 6-10 pm
Saturday from 7 am-4 pm
Sunday from 7 am-4 pm due

Shuttle Locations
Mortenson Construction on Hwy 55 and Wirth Parkway
Optum Health Center on Douglas Road and Golden Valley Road

Tubing Rates (includes tube rental, tow rope)
The Wirth Winter Recreation Area tubing hill tow rope makes getting up the hill quick, comfortable and fun!

Ages 4-17: $8
Ages 18+: $12

For questions or group reservations, call 612-230-6528.

Customers use the park’s snow tubes. Children must be at least 4 years old or 42" tall.


  • Monday-Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday-Friday: 4-8 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am-8 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am-6 pm
  • December 24: 10 am-6 pm
  • Holidays and Minneapolis School Release Days: 10 am-8 pm

Note: To ensure safety during our busiest times (Saturdays and Sundays), tubing hill admission and tube rentals are available for dedicated time blocks. The admission cost is good for one time block with a discounted rate of $5 available for each additional time block on the same day.

Saturday: 10 am–1 pm, 1:30–4:30 pm, 5–8 pm
Sunday: 10 am–2 pm, 2:30–6 pm


After a day on the hill, warm up and refuel at the bar and grill inside the Wirth Chalet, which offers sandwiches and gyros, burgers, hot dogs, pizza, soup, snacks, and beverages, plus free wireless Internet.

School's Out Camps for Kids

We have a day of fun planned for kids ages 7 and older at the Wirth Winter Recreation Area! Camps include beginner cross-country ski lessons, beginner Learn-to-Ride snowboard instruction, snow tubing, rental equipment, plus lunch and warm refreshments in the Wirth Chalet.

Dates: January 19, February 16

Registration: Register Online for School's Out Camp

Cancellation: 24 hours' notice is required for School's Out Camp cancellations. Call the Wirth Chalet at 612-230-6528.

Snow Tubing Parties at Wirth

The Wirth Winter Recreation Area is an amazing facility to host snow tubing parties. We offer private banquet facilities, catering services, snow tubing hill, tubes, and tow rope, and free Wi-Fi.

Wirth Winter Recreation Party Packages

Sledding Near Theodore Wirth Park

Sunset Hill is the designated sledding nearest to Wirth Park; it’s located just a half-mile north of the Wirth Winter Recreation Area on Theodore Wirth Parkway at 26th Ave. N in Valley View Park. Admission is free, bring your own sled, snow tube or toboggan. Call 612-230-6528 for more information.

Sledding at Columbia

The designated sledding hill at Columbia Golf Club is one of the steepest hills in northeast Minneapolis. Bring your own sled; snow tube rentals are also available for $5. Concessions are available in the Golf Clubhouse on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and school release days. Call 612-230-6520 for more information.

Sledding Safety

We recognize that sledding occurs at other parks on an “at your own risk” basis. While some parks are more sled-friendly than others, please use caution when using these non-designated sledding areas; never sled toward traffic and avoid hills with trees nearby.

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