All posts tagged Kick and Glide

Touring, backcountry or nordic method of skiing.

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.  

Utah

Utah boasts the greatest snow on earth, and its bounty is not confined to downhill ski resorts.  The Wasatch and Uintas provide classic ski opportunities for every kind of snow enthusiast. and Park City, vying for the title of best nordic town in the West, has multiple systems of groomed nordic track. Much of the […]

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 […]

California and Nevada

Lake Tahoe Sierra Eastside Western Sierras and Southern Cascades Coastal Ranges and Southern California