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Northeast | Rockies


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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |


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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |