Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

Explore winter trails on cross-country skis this winter!

Cross-country "Nordic (N)" rated skiing trips do not have specific prerequisites, and are open to all. Choose trips based on your fitness and ability. Trips are generally "classic" style skis unless specified as skate ski trips. Trip pace varies by leader and occasionally if going to a groomed area where there are many trails and loops there may be a group that does a faster pace and group that does a slower pace and meets for lunch or at the end of the day.

Rating Mileage    
Elevation Gain Effort Skills
N1* Instructional 3-6 mi minimal Easy Beginner
N1 Basic 4-8 mi minimal Easy Beginner
N2 Advanced Basic   
6-10 mi 500-1,000 ft Moderate Balance, kick & glide, snowplow, braking
N3 Intermediate 7-12 mi 1,000-1,500 ft   Strenuous N2 skills plus kick turn, traverse & side slipping
N4 Advanced >12 mi >1,500 ft Very strenuous   N3 skills plus reliable turns & control

 

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