All posts tagged Cross Country Skiing

Early Avalanche Deaths

Early Season Avalanche Deaths This weekend was  deadly one for skiers in the West.  Avalanches in two states claimed the lives of two people.  One skier died while jumping into a closed area at the Mt. Rose ski resort near Reno, Nevada, and another in Montana near Cooke City while backcountry skiing. The snow is […]

Tahoe Donner Offers New Junior Biathlon Program

Tahoe Donner Offers New Junior Biathlon Program Tahoe Donner Cross Country center will launch a junior Biathlon Program to celebrate the upcoming Olympics.  The program will be led by former US Biathlon Team member.  To read more on this story click here.

The Acquisition of Royal Gorge Complete – 3,000 Acres Preserved

$11.25 Million Raised to Preserve Royal Gorge The Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT) announced today that the purchase of the 3,000 acre Royal Gorge property is complete.  $11.25 million was raised to protect the property from development.  Royal Gorge X-Country will be operated by Sugar Bowl and 48K of trails are now open. “It is […]

Events

Throughout the winter, nordic and backcountry ski events take place to increase your skills, to test your internal drive. November Festivals  Yellowstone Ski Festival – West Yellowstone, MT, on the Rendezvous Ski Trails during Thanksgiving week.  This annual event brings together skiers from across the nation for clinics, demos, races and a ski show.  Earn your […]

Sugar Bowl May Operate Royal Gorge for the 2012-2013 Season

Royal Gorge 2012-2013 nordic season may be operated by Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.  Questions about the future of Royal Gorge, one of the largest nordic skiing resorts in the country, with 200 kilometers of trails, have lingered since the end of last season.  The Truckee Donner Land Trust is in the process of purchasing the […]

Spooner Lake Cross Country Will Not Open for 2012-2013 Winter

Spooner Lake Cross Country, situated on the Nevada east shore of Lake Tahoe, will not open for this winter.  Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune story here.

Winter News

Find out the latest in winter news in the kick and glide world.

Central and Southern Idaho

With extensive trail systems maintained by state, county and community organizations, Central and Southern Idaho is a mecca for cross country skiing.  Sun Valley/Ketchum bills itself as “Nordic Town USA”  and the Blaine County Recreation District (BCRD) is justly proud of its nordic trail systems in the Wood River and Sawtooth Valleys. These listings are for […]

Oregon

Oregon backcountry winter recreation means deep snows in the high volcanoes of the Cascades and diverse opportunity in several ranges rising above dry eastern plateaus.   The Cascades have deep evergreen forest punctuated by volcanic cones that rise  dramatically and receive deep maritime snowfalls.  Their west side has lush vegetation, while their east side is […]

Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest has a great deal to offer the kick and glider.  The Cascades, which begin in northern California and extend through Washington into British Columbia, Canada, include volcanic and non volcanic mountains.