Staring Lake Sledding Hill

Staring Lake Sledding Hill and Ski Trails

Contact Us

The Staring Lake Park warming house is closed for the season.
The 700-foot hill is open during winter months, depending on snow accumulation and 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 and the 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: 952-934-7120

Weather and Information Line: 952-949-8449, option 1

Regular Hours

Day  Time
Monday–Friday   4–8 p.m.
Saturday   1–8 p.m.
Sunday   1–5 p.m.


Staring Lake Ski Trails – Open

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 view a map of the trails [PDF]

Cold Weather Policy
For the safety of users and staff, sledding hills and ice rinks are closed when the wind chill drops to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the weather report on KARE11 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 line at 952-949-8449, option 1 for updated sledding hill closing information.

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