Loppet Foundation

Groups, Special Events & Facility Rentals administered by the Loppet Foundation

Winter recreational opportunities in the Minneapolis Parks are provided through a partnership between the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) and the Loppet Foundation. The Loppet Foundation and MPRB encourage Minneapolis residents of all ages and abilities to fully utilize park facilities, including buildings, and to take advantage of its year-round recreation services. Public and/or private agencies, organizations and other groups have the opportunity to request the use of these facilities for their own self-directed programs.

Trailhead Use & Facility Rental

A new facility is currently under construction that will offer rental and group use opportunities once completed. The Trailhead Facility will have gathering spaces for groups ranging from a Conference Room for meetings and parties, to the Strength & Conditioning Room for workout and class activities, to the large gathering space for bigger events like conferences and weddings. Learn more about the Trailhead Project. To inquire about future facility rentals please contact Bert Jackson at jackson@loppet.org

Ski Trail Groups & Events

Our ski trails are perfect for group practices, activities and races. Groups apply for a group permit and then have the opportunity to apply for use of areas in the trail system for practice drills, games, or races. Groups larger than 8 skiers are required to apply for a Group Permit. Learn more about groups on the ski trails »

Tubing Hill Group Discounts

The Theodore Wirth Tubing Hill is an awesome place for groups to enjoy Minnesota winter. Completion of a Group Tubing Hill Use Agreement is required for any group 10 or larger utilizing the Tubing Hill. After the Permit is approved, a discount code will be provided for a group discount of $2/person that can be used to purchase tubing passes on Saturdays after 4:00 p.m. For party celebrations, it is possible to reserve a room in the Chalet.

Special Events & Field Trips

The Snow Tubing Hill at Theodore Wirth offers options for groups during our regular hours but there are also possibilities for large corporate events or school field trips to open up the Tubing Hill exclusively for your group. These events can also be enhanced with other activities like Fat Biking, Cross Country Skiing, or Snowshoeing. To inquire about special event requests please contact Bert Jackson at jackson@loppet.org

Other MPRB Use Permits & Facility Rentals