Cross Country Skiing

Looking for a great way to exercise in a beautiful setting? Then come out to your Lake County Parks and cross country ski. Each park that offers this activity has several miles of trails through wooded areas as well as open fields. The trails are designed for a beginner as well as the experienced skier, so don't worry if you have never tried cross country skiing before.

Ski trails are groomed at Lemon Lake, Stoney Run, and Oak Ridge Prairie when there is at least a four-inch snow base. 

Skiiers are invited to bring their own skis for no fee, or ski rental information can be found below. 

Rental Locations

Lemon Lake County Park
6322 W 133rd Avenue
Crown Point, IN 46307
Phone: 219-663-7627
Lemon Lake Ski Rental building phone: 219-663-2418

Eight miles of easy to moderate trails in wooded areas with hills and flat open fields, ideal for beginners, intermediates, and advanced skiers.

Stoney Run County Park
9230 E 142nd Avenue
Hebron, IN 46341
Phone: 219-996-6500

Seven miles of easy to moderate trail winding through a wooded hilly area and flat open space. Designed with intermediate to advanced skiers in mind. Trails are closed to horses when skiing is open and anytime January-March.

Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
301 South Colfax Street
Griffith, IN 46323
Phone: 219-552-0033

Groomed trails take you throughout the prairie and other flat open areas of the park. Skiing is not permitted on the sledding hill. Thank you. 

Rental Information

  • Dates: December 1 through February
  • Parks Sites: Lemon Lake, Oak Ridge Prairie and Stoney Run County Parks (when snow conditions allow).
  • Rental Times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and school holidays from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. All equipment must be returned by 4:30 p.m. (earlier if necessary due to darkness). Note: Closing times may vary due to sunset. Parks close at sunset.
    • Ski rental dates and times are subject to change. Please call or contact us via Facebook to confirm before planning your trip. 
  • Cost: $7 includes the use of skis, boots, poles, and winter fun.
  • Equipment: Skis, poles, and boots. Adult and children’s sizes are available.
  • Deposit: A valid driver's license or credit card must be left with park employee in charge as security on the equipment. License or credit card will be returned when equipment is returned.
  • Special: In the case of good snow conditions on non-rental days, call Stoney Run to check on additional availability of rentals.

General Information

Rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The park manager reserves the right to close the ski program when weather conditions are not favorable. All equipment will be used on the park site only. The rental fee includes the use of skis, boots, poles, and fun. Dogs (even on a leash) or horses are not permitted on the ski trails when we are skiing - Safety First for Everyone. Note: Horse trails are closed at Stoney Run January-March.

Please call 219-769-7275 for additional information. Call the parks for updated trail and weather conditions.