There are more than 22 miles of signed and groomed cross-country ski trails in seven Madison parks for those with their own skis. Rentals are also available at Elver Park, Odana Hills and Yahara Hills. Ski permits are required to ski at those locations as well as Dane County Park trails.
Hours: Varies by location and trail conditions
Locations: Cherokee Marsh, Door Creek Park, Elver Park, Odana Hills Golf Course, Owen Conservation Park, Turville Point Conservation Park, Yahara Hills Golf Course
Cost: Ski permits $7 daily, $30 annual. Equipment rentals $9 first hour for adults, $5 for children, additional hours $5 each.
More information: cityofmadison.com
Don't know how to ski? Madison Parks and Madison Winter Fest are offering a free cross-country skiing workshop on Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. at Elver Park.
Looking to buy some skis? The Hoofer annual ski and snowboard resale offers great deals and is coming up Dec. 2 & 3 at Union South. Details at hoofersns.org/resale.