Cross-country skiing on groomed trails is becoming a favorite winter sport. In addition, Utah has hundreds of roads and trails in its National Forests and on BLM lands which are ideal. There are mountaintop routes, tracks through snow-dusted red rock, historic trails….even some of our snowed-in golf courses get into the act.
Best Western Ruby’s Inn (located next to Bryce Canyon National Park), 435-834-5341, 800-468-8600. 50 km of groomed trails, lessons, rentals available, tours offered and night skiing. www.rubysinn.com
Brian Head Resort (35 miles east of Cedar City) 435-677-2035. Backcountry and groomed trails combine for a 50 km cross-country network including Cedar Breaks National Monument. Rentals and free maps available.
The Homestead Cross Country Ski Center (in Midway/near Park City) 435-654-1102, 800-327-7220. Features 12 km of groomed trails, lessons and 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 and night skiing.
Solitude Nordic Center Provo Canyon (east of Provo) 801-225-4107, 800-892-1600. 15 km of groomed trails, lessons, rentals available and night skiing.
Soldier Hollow at Wasatch Mountain State Park (Midway) 435-654-2002. 26 km of groomed trails, site of the Cross-country, Biathlon, and Nordic Combine Olympic competitions. Lessons and rentals available.
White Pine Touring Center (Park City) 435-649-8701, 435-649-8710, 18 km of groomed trails, lessons, rentals available, and tours offered.