Welcome to kickandglide.com’s guide to cross country, backcountry and nordic skiing in the western U.S.  Here you will find listings of ski resorts, community groomed areas, backcountry trailheads, ski lodges, backcountry huts and more, with fair (though brief) critical commentary.

Yosemite Crater Lake Eastern Sierra Lake Tahoe The Tetons


We are dedicated to enjoying the backcountry on ski or snowshoe.  Our mission is to bring you free and user-friendly access to “getting the goods.”

Backcountry adventures in winter are particularly dangerous.  Know the risks and recognize the limits of your own abilities.  Please access the links on our Education page for more information about safe winter travel.