MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Celebrate winter at The Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener on Saturday Dec. 8. The ski event presented by Three Rivers Park District is being held at the Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last year more than 3,000 skiers enjoyed free skiing and 500 free rentals and mini-lessons were provided. Don't miss your chance to participate this year.

Join the fun with 50 vendors at the ski expo, participate in the Ski Tour with routes for the whole family and the first 2,000 visitors receive a free buff. There's even a mascot race at 11:30. Check out the Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener website for a full list of activities.

All activities are outside so dress for the weather!