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Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Gorham, New Hampshire

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center is the perfect winter destination for all ages and abilities. Located at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road in scenic Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire, Great Glen offers impeccable daily grooming with state-of-the-art equipment on 26 kilometers of classic and skate terrain. Or backcountry ski or snowshoe on 45 kilometers of trails with spectacular views. Take a novice or advanced ski lesson with expert instructors. Visit the Outfitters Shop, with more than 25 years of service to locals and ski teams. Enjoy trailside lodging at the award-winning Glen House Hotel and dining at the hotel’s Notch Grille.

603-466-3988 |

Jackson Ski Touring

Jackson, New Hampshire

Jackson Ski Touring is the largest affordable and family-friendly cross country ski and snowshoe center in the eastern United States. More than 154 kilometers of trails interlace the village and wander into the White Mountain National Forest. Visitors can ski to restaurants, pubs, warming huts and lodging, or get away from it all on backcountry trails. Ski lessons, rentals and a retail shop are on site. Kids under 10 ski FREE! Jackson has been a community-based nonprofit since 1972.

603-383-9355 |

Rikert Outdoor Center

Ripton, Vermont

Experience an unforgettable winter journey on 55 kilometers of groomed trails, perfect for classic or skate skiing, fatbiking and snowshoeing. Nestled in Vermont’s Green Mountains, Rikert Outdoor Center offers an inclusive experience. Fully ADA accessible, our center welcomes everyone to explore our world. Our cozy lodge includes a full-service rental shop and retail section where you can find delightful snacks and hot beverages. The terrain caters to all, from enchanting forested trails to open fields with mountain vistas. Thrillseekers can conquer our five-kilometer racecourse. At Rikert, winter is at your pace, whether it’s serene contemplation in snow-covered woods, the rush of skiing or the invigorating spin of a fat bike ride—all amid Vermont’s natural splendor.

802-443-2744 |

Trapp Family Lodge

Stowe, Vermont

Trapp Family Lodge is home to the first cross country ski center in the country, and it’s the largest Nordic center in Stowe, Vermont. With more than 2,600 acres, the property offers access to more than 65 kilometers of cross country trails and terrain suitable for every level of Nordic and backcountry skier or snowshoe enthusiast. While you’re there, be sure to make the exhilarating trip to the Slayton Pasture Cabin, where you can warm up on the hearth of a roaring fireplace and replenish your energy with homemade soup, sandwiches and hot chocolate. Call the ski shop for pricing and more information on passes, rentals and lessons.

802-253-5755 |

White Mountain Nordic

North Conway, New Hampshire

Six Nordic ski areas located in New Hampshire’s White Mountains have got it going on! There are more than 400 kilometers to enjoy by cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skijoring, fat biking and tubing—all within 30 minutes of North Conway, a multiple winner of awards as North America’s Best Ski Town, where you’ll find a variety of lodging properties and restaurants, including some on the trails. Most areas offer rentals, lessons and guided snowshoe walks. Visit our website for more details about Bear Notch Ski Touring, Bretton Woods Nordic Center, Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, Jackson XC, Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Center and Purity Spring Resort XC & Snowshoe Reserve. All of this is conveniently located two hours from Boston, one hour from Portland and six hours from New York City.

The Woodstock Inn & Resort

Woodstock, Vermont

The Woodstock Inn & Resort Nordic Center grooms more than 45 kilometers of trails across two mountains that surround the picturesque village of Woodstock. Nordic ski or snowshoe in the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park for a unique experience exploring miles of historic carriage trails that wind to views of the village from the peak of Mt. Tom. On Mt. Peg, you’ll discover a network of trails for snowshoeing, skate and classic cross country skiing, ranging in difficulty and leading to scenic vistas. At the base of Mt. Peg, our Nordic shop stocks top brands like Skida and Swix and offers rental gear, lessons, maps and more. Join us to ski and stay at the Woodstock Inn & Resort this winter!

802-457-6674 |

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center

Benson, New York

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center is a full-service cross country ski center in the southern Adirondacks that welcomes families, beginner and expert skiers. It offers a private trail system with 38 kilometers of ski trails groomed for skate and classic, plus 12 kilometers of ungroomed snowshoe trails. PSIA-certified instructors are available for lessons. This center with fully equipped cabins is only four hours from New York City.

518-863-4974 |


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Breckenridge Nordic

Breckenridge, Colorado

Celebrating its 54th season, family-owned Breckenridge Nordic Center lies just minutes from downtown Breckenridge, with 30 kilometers of trails groomed for skate and classic skiing. Easy to moderate trails leave the lodge and meander through wildlife preserves, while more difficult terrain escapes to 1,000-plus acres at the base of the Ten Mile Range, with expert terrain near tree line. High-altitude trails, 300 to 400 inches of snowfall and advanced snowmaking provide for consistent annual ski seasons from mid-November to late April. Enjoy daily happy hours, live music and a friendly local ski community, plus 20 kilometers of snowshoe trails, beginner to advanced lessons, Snowcat Adventure rides and rentals and retail equipment for everyone from beginner to race-level skiers.

970-453-6855 |

Bridger Ski Foundation Community Nordic Trails

Bozeman, Montana

At the heart of Bozeman’s winter scene, you’ll find more than 80 kilometers of ski trails groomed by the nonprofit Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF). Join locals at several in-town venues or head to the outer trailheads for miles of skiing that will lead you up into the mountains. Home to the BSF Nordic Pro Team and a welcoming ski community, Bozeman’s motto is to keep the people skiing. Bridger Ski Foundation does that by making these trails free to all and providing snowmaking at the popular Sunset Hills location. Visitors can pay it forward by getting a voluntary trail pass or making a donation.

Crested Butte Nordic

Crested Butte, Colorado

Crested Butte Nordic is a nonprofit cross country ski and snowshoe center located in Crested Butte (8,900 ft.). The 50 kilometers of groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing leave right from downtown, then wind their way through meadows and pine forests, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. The Nordic Center offers rental equipment, lessons and guided tours and puts on events like the Alley Loop Nordic Marathon, Colorado’s largest Nordic ski event that’s known for its colorful costumes, quaint historic alleys and warm community.

970-349-1707 |

Frisco Nordic Center

Frisco, Colorado

The Frisco Nordic Center is located just minutes south of Frisco’s Main Street on Colorado Highway 9, toward Breckenridge and within the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area (PRA). With a cozy lodge surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains, the Nordic Center offers skate skiing, classic skiing and snowshoeing in a pristine alpine environment. Here, you’ll find 28 kilometers of ski trails and 8 kilometers of snowshoe trails. The Frisco Nordic Center also offers gear rentals, lessons and clinics, and ski tuning throughout the winter season, which typically lasts from around Thanksgiving through midto late April. Purchase a day pass, punch card or season pass for Nordic Center trail access.

970-668-2570 |

Grand Nordic

Grand County, Colorado

Grand County is home to more kilometers of cross country skiing and more days available to ski, snowshoe or ride your fat bike than anywhere in the nation! There are three Nordic centers within 30 miles, five guest ranches that offer skiiing, hundreds of miles of free trails and excellent backcountry opportunities across seven mountain towns within the county. Local groups, towns and neighborhoods even work together to provide free dog-friendly groomed or packed Nordic trails. You can even travel on a groomed trail from Winter Park all the way to Granby. From Nordic centers and downhill ski resorts to luxury ranch resorts with spas and Western dude ranches, Grand County offers many options for family-friendly winter adventures catering to a wide variety of interests.

970-887-5047 |

Montana’s Yellowstone Country Nordic Centers

Yellowstone Country, Montana

Montana’s Yellowstone Country is truly a Nordic skier’s paradise. The region is crisscrossed by thousands of miles of skiable terrain, much of it with established trails. Venues with well-developed cross country skiing trails include West Yellowstone’s Rendezvous Ski Trail area, Bozeman’s Crosscut Mountain Sports Center, Big Sky’s Lone Mountain Ranch and Red Lodge’s Nordic Center. And these are just a handful of the great Nordic trail options around Yellowstone Country. In the winter, Nordic skiing in Yellowstone National Park is one of the best ways to experience the wonder that is Yellowstone. Guided cross country skiing tours in Yellowstone help you navigate the park’s expansive terrain and is a safe way to take in many of the harder-to-reach locations.

800-736-5276 |

Snow Mountain Ranch

Winter Park, Colorado

Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center’s 120 kilometers of world-class terrain meanders through pine forests, wide meadows and along Pole Creek in Grand County, Colorado. With views of the Continental Divide as a background, guests can enjoy the 5,100-acre property on classic and skate skis, snowshoes and fat bikes. Four-legged friends are welcome, too, to explore the dog-friendly trails. Rental equipment, lessons and trail passes are available in the retail center, where you can peruse the latest equipment, get help with waxing or relax by the woodburning fireplace. Make it a getaway with a stay in one of the cozy cabins or comfortable lodge rooms, many of which are ski-in/ski-out.

970-887-2152 |

Teton Pines Nordic Center

Wilson, Wyoming

Teton Pines Nordic Center is located at the Teton Pines Country Club in Wilson, Wyoming, just four miles south of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and 10 minutes from the town square in Jackson. We maintain 16 kilometers of track, groomed daily for both skate and classic cross country skiing. Our trails on the rolling terrain of the scenic Teton Pines Golf Course are great for all abilities and offer fantastic views of the Tetons.

307-699-3394 |

Vail Nordic Center

Vail, Colorado

When snow blankets the Vail Golf Club, it becomes the full-service Vail Nordic Center, with 17 kilometers of skate and classic track that are groomed daily and 10 kilometers of scenic snowshoe trails. For a new experience, rent a fat bike and cruise the snow-covered terrain. The exceptional staff offers lessons and clinics for adults and children, and a wide variety of rental and retail equipment is available. Experience the beautiful clubhouse and stop in for the delicious, gourmet soup or a specialty cocktail at the Grill on the Gore restaurant located on site. And the spectacular views of the Gore Range are not to be missed.

970-476-8366 |


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Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center

Truckee, California

Recognized as the best cross country ski area in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee for six consecutive years, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center is located in the High Sierra, just north of Lake Tahoe. Our 100 kilometers of perfectly groomed corduroy, from flat and rolling beginner terrain to challenging climbs and invigorating descents, is ideal for skiers of all levels. With easy access from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, a wide variety of accommodations, more than 300 days of sunshine and one of the deepest snowpacks in the West, Tahoe Donner should be on every skier’s bucket list.

530-587-9484 |

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Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler, Canada

Step into a Nordic dream at Whistler Olympic Park, where almost 120 KM of pristine trails are draped across more than 5,000 hectares of pure Canadian wilderness. This serene Callaghan Valley location hosted the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and remains a world-class destination for classic and skate skiing, snowshoe adventures and dog-friendly trails. The park invites you to rediscover the wonder of winter amongst the breathtaking views and snow-laden trails, all before refuelling at the licensed Day Lodge with hot drinks and delicious meals. Rent everything you need on site and take a lesson or a tour to get started, or simply hit the trails as soon as you arrive. All this and more, just 25 minutes south of Whistler.

1-800-944-7853 |

Lost Lake Nordic Trails

Whistler, Canada

Lost Lake is nestled just steps from the bustling Whistler Village, where it quietly awaits with more than 25 KM of glistening groomed and track-set cross-country trails. Here, beginners and experts alike can explore the idyllic ski or snowshoe network while enjoying incredible views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and Lost Lake itself. And after you’ve watched the alpenglow illuminate the peaks around you, continue your adventure into the night on the 4 KM of beautifully lit trails available until 8 PM daily. The Lost Lake Passivhaus completes the picture with rentals, lessons and plenty of delectable drinks and treats to fuel your body as the tranquil coastal forest fuels your soul.

1-800-944-7853 |

Whistler Nordic

Whistler, Canada

Whistler is where pristine mountain wilderness meets Olympic-level Nordic trails, where world-class facilities inhabit tranquil forested landscapes, where all levels and all ages can revel in the wintry wonders of nature. That alone is worth the trip. Yet that is just a fraction of Whistler’s magnetism. The Village is a vibrant hub of world-class dining and nightlife, exceptional accommodation, serene spas, unique shops and fairytale festive lights. The events calendar is brimming year-round, and the surrounding mountains and valley beckon with every kind of adventure imaginable, from ziplining and snowmobiling to unparalleled downhill skiing and riding. The longer you stay, the more you’ll discover, and the more you discover, the less you’ll ever want to leave.

1-800-944-7853 |

Callaghan Country Whistler

Whistler, Canada

Just a short drive south of Whistler Village, Callaghan Country is a nature lover’s paradise and mountain adventurer’s playground, with access to more than 90 kilometers of groomed trails. Here, you’ll have the chance to fully immerse yourself in the charm and warmth of traditional ski culture. Cross country ski, snowshoe, ski tour or exercise the dog and at the end of it all, cozy up to the trailside bonfire. Book ahead and enjoy an unforgettable stay at the Journeyman Lodge—a hand- built, high-elevation backcountry inn. Journeyman offers Nordic gear sales, equipment rentals, skills clinics, a sauna, all-inclusive overnight packages, a new daily backcountry snowcat shuttle and more.

1-800-944-7853 |