Nordic skiing is one of Utah’s best kept secret. We are not only the proud destination of dowhill skiing, but we are taking pride in having the best flavors of Nordic skiing whether you are a track skiing lycra-junkie or a bark-eating backcountry skier. And best of all, the skiing is very accessible so you aren’t spending all your time driving.
Here are some of the best Ski Resorts the offer world-class terrain for Nordic Skiing. Enjoy!
Located in the Heber area near Park City, the Wasatch Mountain State 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. http://utah.com/wasatch-mountain-state-park
White Pine Touring Center is Utah’s oldest. It operates a 20+ km cross-country ski center in the heart of Park City. Enjoy the spectacular mountain views along one of three groomed loops. With 3k, 5k and 10k+ loops, they are perfect for the beginner, intermediate and advanced classic or skate skier. Heated underground parking, passes, equipment and lessons are all offered on site. Nordic Center Hours are 9AM to 6PM. http://www.whitepinetouring.com/
Sundance Mountain Resort Nordic Center offers the rare combination of a pristine back country experience, immaculate wide groomed trails, and separate snowshoe trails. A full 15 kilometers of daily groomed trails are available for skating and classic cross country skiing. Snowshoers can explore their terrain on 10 kilometers of dedicated trails winding through the woods. The Nordic Center is a full-service facility with rentals and new demo equipment available for all ages and abilities. Coaching sessions for all levels are available daily. http://www.sundanceresort.com/winter/nordic-center-en.html
Alta Ski Resort is located at mid-mountain and accessible via the Sunnyside Lift with your Nordic Pass or Track Ticket, skate on 5K of groomed terrain. Track tickets are only available at the Wildcat Ticket office. Alta rents and sells a full line of classic skate, telemark, and snowshoe gear. http://www.alta.com/the-mountain/backcountry-adventures
The Solitude Nordic Center is a great place for beginners to start. It offers 6 snowshoe trails. With snowshoe packages starting at $18 (includes pass, snowshoes, overshoes and poles), the Solitude Nordic Center features five groomed trails. There are 10 kilometers of marked trails that range from 1 kilometer to 3 kilometers, each with varying difficulty levels. http://skisolitude.com/on-the-mountain