Snow tubing

There may be a shortage of natural snow, but the slopes are open at Elm Creek Park Reserve and Buck Hill. In Maple Grove, ride up 10 stories high on the moving sidewalk before careening downhill on a specially designed inner tube. In addition to its snow-tubing park, Buck Hill also features areas for skiing and snowboarding. (Buck Hill: 4-10 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $15-$18 for two hours. 15400 Buck Hill Rd., Burnsville. Elm Creek: 4-9 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $15 for two hours. 12400 James Deane Pkwy., Maple Grove.