All posts tagged Nordic Skiing

Snow for Nordic Skiing Holiday Warm Up

Earning it for the Holidays: Weather by Carols California, Nevada and Utah Let it Snow “Oh the weather outside if frightful. But the fire is so delightful.” High winds have slammed into the west turning ventures outdoors into potential trips to Oz.  That is Dr. Oz after one is hit in the head by the pine cone bombs […]

Nevada

  Nevada shares Lake Tahoe with California and some parts of Nevada may be considered part of the Eastside.  Here we list areas in the real Nevada, the country of wide open vistas of seeming endless basins and ranges. Backcountry ski opportunities abound in Nevada.  The tops of the ranges receive abundant snowfall and even […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]