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Idaho kick and glide areas.

Winter Trails Day 2013 – Tomorrow, January 12, 2012

National Winter Trails Day 2013 will be held nationwide tomorrow, January 12.  Events to promote and introduce people of all ages will be held at trailheads and cross country resorts throughout the country.  Take advantage of this great event to learn how to snowshoe or nordic ski for free. In the greater Lake Tahoe Area, […]


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 […]

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 […]

Greater Yellowstone and Tetons

Yellowstone National Park sits on a high plateau at the intersection of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, with vast meadows, lakes and river systems.  The area gets snow early and West Yellowstone is a popular training area for nordic athletes.  Snowcoaches make touring from and around Old Faithful easy, if you have the time.  Yellowstone Park has […]


Welcome to’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.   We are dedicated to enjoying the backcountry on ski or snowshoe.  Our mission is to […]


Guide to places to nordic and backcountry ski in the Western U.S. California Lake Tahoe Sierra Eastside Western Sierras and Southern Cascades Coastal Ranges and Southern California Idaho Central and Southern Idaho Northern Rockies Greater Yellowstone and the Tetons Utah and Colorado Utah Pacific Northwest Oregon