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Jan 4, 2017 // Lacey Hearn
Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Vail Valley

Looking for an alternative to a day on the slopes? Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is a great way to get exercise while enjoying the outdoors. Here are a few of our favorite spots:

Enjoy the iconic views of the Gore Range either on your own or during a lesson. The Nordic Center offers rentals, refreshments, events, private or group lessons, and a full retail shop.

Snowshoe, Cross-Country, and Backcountry ski tours are available for all levels. You can explore the wilderness around Vail like you’ve never seen before in either a group or private lesson. We also offer Telemark on Vail Mountain.

The Nordic Sports Center, located across from the covered bridge in the Strawberry Park building and next to chair 12 the Strawberry Park express lift. Offering a complete rental shop with Classical, Skate, Telemark and Snowshoe equipment rentals. Also offered are daily scheduled and private lessons and tours, ticket sales, as well as retail and snacks. McCoy Park is located at the top of Strawberry Park and offers an extensive trail system for adventurers of all levels.


Click the trail map for a closer look at the McCoy Park Trail System

The Eagle Ranch Golf Course is a beautifully groomed trail system in winter.  Tracks are laid for both traditional and skate skiing though you can also fat bike, snowshoe or run with traction devices.  With gently rolling terrain, the trails are great for beginners as well skate skiers who want speed.  With wide open views of the Brush Creek Valley, the terrain is both scenic and fun.

Located just adjacent to the Timber Hearth Grille, rental equipment and expert ski instructors are at your beckon call within the Nordic Center. Explore the many trails and be assured you will thoroughly enjoy your day in the snow.



Posted in: Get Outdoors  |  Local Recreation

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