Loppet Foundation

Snowboarding Terrain Park & Lessons

Would you like to give your child an affordable, convenient, and effective introduction to snowboarding? Then meet us at The Trailhead! Small group or private lessons are available on weekends.

The Loppet Foundation will offer instruction, equipment rental, lift ticket, and a friendly environment in one convenient package. The size of the hill lends itself to teaching independent youth. We would like children to be a minimum of 8 years of age and able to tie their own shoes. For group lessons, we limit ages to up to 13 years old.

We recommend three lessons for most newbies and after completing three lessons, you will receive a specially priced lift ticket for either Elm Creek or Hyland Hills. Snowboarding is just one more way to enjoy winter in the city.

Location & Ticketing

1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55422

Start your snowboarding adventure at The Trailhead. Get outfitted with rentals, come in for lessons, or pick up your lift ticket.

Lift Ticket: $12 for two hours

Snowboarding Terrain Park Hours

Fridays: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sundays: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Terrain Park is open during scheduled hours depending upon conditions. There are times when we need to close the hill due to cold temperatures, wind chill, or icy conditions. We will publish the latest conditions here. For more information about closures please call 612-355-7757.

Lesson Prices and Registration

  • Ages 8 – 13: Group or Private Lessons
  • Ages 14+: Private Lessons Only

Group lessons are offered on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Private lessons are offered by arrangement for individuals or groups of up to two between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm Saturday and Sundays. Instructors will provide lessons at Wirth.

Two Hour Group Lesson
this includes time for fitting and travel time to the hill

With Equipment Rental: $50
Without Equipment Rental: $35

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Two Hour Private Lesson
no age limit for private lessons

With Equipment Rental: $80
Without Equipment Rental: $65

Registration Closed