All posts tagged Nordic Resort Skiing

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 […]

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 […]


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.  

Western Sierra and Southern Cascades

Nordic Ski Touring through Ancient Trees, Volcanic Peaks and Stunning National and State Parks A 250 mile stretch of the Sierra is impassable in winter.  From Lake Isabella in the south to Carson Pass in the north, the roads that traverse the Sierras close.   Sierra travellers from southern California must choose between going to the […]

Sierra Eastside

The eastern Sierra backcountry ski touring is simply world class.  Rocky peaks and steep chutes with strings of lakes below them.  A mecca for spring touring. US Highway 395 travels up the Owens Valley to the high brackish waters of Mono Lake, underneath the 14,000 foot crest of the Sierra.  From the Mojave desert in […]