Sun Valley Idaho Cross Country Skiing, Nordic / X-Country

Cross Country Skiing


If you are an avid cross-country skier or just a person who wants to give it a try, Sun Valley, Idaho is the place to be.

  • Cross country skiing is a great, healthy, challenging and fulfilling activity.
  • The Sun Valley Resort has a Nordic Center.
  • The Rails to Trails System between Bellevue and Ketchum has 30 km. of trails.
  • The wilderness area north of Sun Valley provides a multitude of opportunities for backcountry skiing.

Overview

Cross country skiing is a great, healthy, and fulfilling way to explore and enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland of the Sun Valley area. Gliding along on groomed trails or exploring the backcountry on skis – both are available in the area.

Where to go Cross-Country Skiing

  • The Sun Valley Resort has a Nordic Center, which is located within walking distance of the Sun Valley Lodge. At the Sun Valley Nordic Center, you will find 41 km. of cross-country trails – groomed and marked according to difficulty. There are even 4 km. of cross-country trails here that are dog friendly, so don't forget your canine companion.
  • If you want to get off the beaten path, check out the 100 km of groomed trail in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area maintained by the Blaine County Recreation District. On this system, you will find nearly 30 km of groomed trail perfect for you and your pet.
  • The Rails to Trails System between Bellevue and Ketchum has 30 km. of trails and there are additional miscellaneous trail systems branching out from the more established routes.

Guided Tours and Rentals

Several local outfitters and guides specialize in cross-country skiing. If you need equipment, you can also find rental equipment available at local sporting shops.


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