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Northeast

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Jackson Ski Touring

Jackson, NH

Jackson Ski Touring is the largest affordable and family-friendly cross country ski and snowshoe center in the Eastern United States. More than 154km 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 retail shop are on site. Kids under 10 ski FREE! Jackson has been a community-based nonprofit since 1972.

603-383-9355 | jacksonxc.org

Rikert Nordic

Ripton, Vermont

55km+ of groomed trails for skate, classical skiing, fatbiking and snowshoeing in the heart of the Green Mountains, Rikert is fully ADA accessible and features a full-service rental shop and lodge serving soups, snacks and hot beverages. Terrain includes forested trails, open fields with mountain vistas and a 5km race course.

802-443-2744 | rikertnordic.com

The Woodstock Inn & Resort

Woodstock, Vermont

The Woodstock Inn & Resort Nordic Center grooms over 45km of trails across two mountains that surround the picturesque village of Woodstock, Vermont. 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 will discover a network of trails for fatbiking, snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing, ranging in difficulty and leading to scenic vistas. At the base of Mt. Peg, our Nordic Shop provides retail and rental gear, lessons, maps, and more. Join us to ski and stay at the Woodstock Inn & Resort this winter!

802-457-6674 | woodstockinn.com

Great Glen

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, NH, Great Glen offers impeccable daily grooming with state- of-the-art equipment on 26km of classic and skate terrain. Backcountry ski or snowshoe on 45km of trails with spectacular views. Take a novice or advanced ski lesson with expert instructors. Visit the Outfitters Shop, with over 25 years of service to locals and ski teams. Enjoy trail-side lodging at the award-winning Glen House Hotel and dining at the hotel’s Notch Grille.

603-466-3988 | greatglentrails.com

Crystal Lake Ski and Outdoor Center

Hughesville, Pennsylvania

Located in north-central Pennsylvania, Crystal Lake Ski and Outdoor Center is a nonprofit operation with more than 32 kilometers of trails handcrafted for Nordic skiing. The trails are ideal for beginners as well as more advanced skiers and offer picturesque views of beautiful Crystal Lake. For more than half a century the center has provided a family-friendly cross country ski experience, including rental equipment, trails for both skiing and snowshoeing, and Nordic ski lessons.

570-584-5608 | crystallakeskiandoutdoorcenter.com

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 | laplandlake.com

Rockies

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Snow Mountain Ranch

Winter Park, Colorado

Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center’s 120km of world-class Nordic terrain meanders through pine forest, wide meadows and along Pole Creek in Grand County, Colorado. With views of the Continental Divide, guests can enjoy the 5,100-acre property on classic and skate skis, snowshoes and fat bikes. Four-legged friends are welcome 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 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 | ymcarockies.org/nordic-center

Breckenridge Nordic

Breckenridge, Colorado

Celebrating its 54th season, family-owned Breckenridge Nordic Center
lies just minutes from downtown Breckenridge, with 30km of cross- country skiing groomed for skate and classic. 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, 300-400 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 20km of snowshoe trails, beginner to advanced lessons, Snowcat Adventure rides and rentals and retail equipment from everyone from beginner to race-level skiers.

970-453-6855 | breckenridgenordic.com

Crested Butte Nordic

Crested Butte, Colorado

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

970-349-1707 | cbnordic.org

Vail Nordic Center

Vail, Colorado

When snow blankets the Vail Golf Club, it becomes the full-service Vail Nordic Center, with 17km of daily-groomed skate and classic track and 10km 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. The spectacular views of the Gore Range mountains are not to be missed.

970-476-8366 | vailnordiccenter.com

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 techniques. 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 | tetonpinesnordiccenter.com

West

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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 | tahoedonner.com/xc

British Columbia

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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 | whistler.com/nordic

Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler, Canada

Experience endless outdoor recreation in a Nordic paradise, where pure mountain wilderness meets world-class trails. A short drive south of Whistler Village you’ll find Whistler Olympic Park, in the spectacular Callaghan Valley. As the Nordic venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, there is no shortage of cross country ski and snowshoe exploration (including dog-friendly trails) through serene forests and up to breathtaking viewpoints, along with biathlon and tobogganing. Visitors have access to 90 kilometers of groomed trails for both classic and skate skiing for all abilities, plus a fullservice day lodge, lessons and rentals. A Nordic skier’s dream come true!

1-800-944-7853 | whistler.com/nordic

Lost Lake Park Whistler

Whistler, Canada

Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland, exploring the tranquil coastal forest, lakes and breathtaking mountain vistas of Lost Lake Nordic Trails. Nestled right in the heart of Whistler Village, discover more than 25 kilometers of cross country ski trails in an idyllic park setting, groomed for both skate and classic technique, or wander over 15 kilometers of dedicated snowshoe trails. After the sun sets, enjoy an evening of night skiing around Lost Lake, with four kilometers of lit trail. There is something for everyone to discover; suitable for all ages and abilities from novice to expert. Onsite services include rentals, lessons and a café, day lodge and lakeside warming hut. Your next Nordic adventure awaits.

1-800-944-7853 | whistler.com/nordic