Theodore Wirth Park Ski Trails
Theodore Wirth Park includes 23 kilometers, or about 14 miles, of groomed trail. The park includes a mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails. We also have snowmaking/lighted trails.
We offer Natural Snow Ski Passes for those skiers who ski in the trail system on trails with natural snow only. All-Access Ski Passes are required to ski on any of the All-Access (Snowmaking/Lighted) Trails.
All-Access Trail Descriptions:
Hap Lutter Snowmaking Loop:
Beginner, intermediate and advanced sections. The 5.9 kilometer trail includes staging and learning areas, and snowmaking and lights throughout.
Back-40/Twin Lake Trail:
1 kilometer of wooded intermediate level skiing.
Judy Lutter Loop Trail:
2.2 kilometers of advanced level skiing straddling the 45th parallel.
Green Meadow Loop:
A 2.1 kilometer easy snowmaking loop with two easier climbs and descents to practice your skills. Good for beginner skiers.
A 1.8 kilometer trail with one intermediate climb, an awesome meandering ridgeline and one intermediate descent.
La Squadra Loop:
Get ready for La Squadra! An expert descent and an expert climb covering 0.6 kilometers of trail.
Trail 18 is a 0.8 kilometer long expert trail of swirling and exciting descending and climbing.
The North Finger:
0.6 kilometers of intermediate level skiing.
Natural Snow Trail Descriptions:
1.1 kilometers. Good for beginner skiers.
Tornado Alley Trail:
1.1 kilometers of easy/flat trail connecting to the South Wirth Trails. Good for beginner skiers.
2.2 kilometers of easier skiing with a view of downtown Minneapolis. Good for beginner skiers.
JD Rivers Loop:
1.75 kilometers of gently rolling terrain near Bassett Creek and Wirth Lake. Good for beginner skiers.
Wirth Lake Loop:
2.2 kilometers of generally flat/beginner trails that circumnavigate Wirth Lake and Jar Hill on the west side of the lake. Good for beginner skiers.
2.5 kilometers of hilly terrain, these trails are both beautiful and Most Difficult.
Picnic Pavilion Loop:
Quaking Bog Trail:
0.5 kilometers of hilly intermediate to advanced terrain, this is one of the most beautiful sections of trail in Minneapolis.
Wedding Hill Trail:
Norm Oakvik Trail:
394 Ski Trail:
0.7 kilometers – This trail connects the hilly terrain of the Quaking Bog area with the flatter Chain of Lakes Regional Park. The trail is unique in that skiers cross Interstate 394.