STARING LAKE SLEDDING HILL
The 700-foot hill opens in late December (depending on safe sledding conditions) and remains open until mid-February, depending on weather. Bring your own plastic sleds; sleds with metal runners, skis and snowboards are prohibited.
There is no tow rope at this facility, but you can warm up at the warming house between trips down the hill. The facility is supervised; hill is lit during open hours.
The sledding hill is located on the north side of the warming house, at 14800 Pioneer Trail.
Warming House Hours*
Monday through Friday: 4-8 p.m.
Saturday: 1-8 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Warming House Holiday Hours*
Monday, Feb. 18: 2013 1-8 p.m.
Warming House: 952-934-7120
Weather Hotline: 952-949-8449 ext. 1
STARING LAKE SKI TRAILS
Used as an off-leash dog area during the spring, summer and fall this area serves as a beautiful place for cross country skiing in the winter. The trails are groomed by Eden Prairie High School after each significant snowfall and available weather permitting.
Please note: The trails are often used by the Eden Prairie High School Nordic Ski Team for both practices and ski meets.
Click here to download a map of the trails. [PDF]
COLD WEATHER POLICY
For the safety of users and staff, sledding hills and ice-rinks will be closed when the wind-chill temperature drops to -20°F, according to the weather report on KARE 11 one hour before the scheduled opening. The policy has been set for use of sledding hills and ice rinks during cold weather to conserve energy and also for the safety of the users and staff. On weekends, the rinks will open when the weather warms up.
Call the weather and information hotline at 952-949-8449 for updated sledding hill closing information.