Cross-Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiers

Related Articles Cross-country skiing on groomed trails is a favorite winter sport in Utah. In addition, Utah has hundreds of roads and trails in its National Forests and on BLM land which are ideal for cross-country skiing. There are mountain top routes, tracks through snow-dusted red rock, historic trails... even some of our snowed-in golf courses get into the act. Backcountry skiers should be well-prepared, and should check weather and avalanche forecasts prior to setting out. Many agree that Utah's backcountry is some of the most accessible and has the best snow.

Northern Utah

Soldier Hollow, 2002 Winter Olympic facility, located in the Park City/Heber area, 23 km of trails used both in winter and summer, (435) 654-1791

Wasatch Mountain State Park, beautiful four-season park located in the Park City/Heber area. The park offers a 10 K Nordic ski track with diagonal stride and skating lanes, groomed on the golf course. It includes both flat and hilly terrain with views of the farms and mountains of Heber Valley. Nordic ski rentals are available at the park.(435) 654-1791.

Solitude Nordic Center, Big Cottonwood Canyon (near Salt Lake City), (801) 536-5774, (800) 748-4SKI, 20 km of groomed trails, lessons, rentals available, and tours offered.

Sundance Nordic Center, Provo Canyon (east of Provo), (801) 225-4107, (800) 892-1600, 15 km of groomed trails, lessons, rentals available, night skiing.

The Homestead Cross-Country Ski Center, (near Midway /Park City), (435) 654-1102, (800) 327-7220, 12 km of groomed trails, lessons, rentals available.

Sherwood Hills, (near Logan), (435) 245-5054, (800) 532-5066, 20 km of trails - 5 km groomed, lessons by prior arrangement, rentals available, night skiing.

White Pine Touring Center, (Park City), (435) 649-8701, (435) 649-8710, 18 km of groomed trails, lessons, rentals available, and tours offered.

Park City Yurts, Park City, near The Canyons Resort, (435) 615-YURT.

Alta Ski Resort offers 5km of groomed track, located at mid-mountain and accessible via Sunnyside Lift with your Nordic Pass or Track Ticket. Track tickets are only available at the Wildcat Ticket office. Alta rents and sells a full line of classic skate, telemark, and snowshoe gear. For more information call the Alta Ski Shop: (801) 799-2293

Central & Southwestern Utah

Brian Head Resort, (east of Cedar City), (435) 677-2035, (800) 27-BRIAN, 42 km of trails - 10 km groomed, lessons, rentals available, night skiing.

Best Western Ruby's Inn, (near Bryce Canyon National Park), (435) 834-5341, (800) 468-8660, 50 km of groomed trails, lessons, rentals available, tours offered, night skiing.

State-Wide

National Forest Service Ski Areas, State-wide Forest Service, 801-625-5306, La Sal Mountain Area, 435-259-SNOW, 435-259-7155

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