Nordic skiing is Jackson Hole’s best kept secret. With over 200 miles of groomed trails, and countless untracked landscapes, cross country skiing, as it’s more commonly known, is just another amazing compliment to your winter trip. Accessible to all ability levels, it’s the perfect way to get outside, explore nature and enjoy the snow in solitude.
There are a few different ways to get on a pair of cross country skis and hit the trail, each comes with its own unique way to escape the crowds and get into nature. For the beginner or someone looking to build on their technique, a lesson with an experienced guide is the best place to start. You can choose to stay at a nordic center with groomed trails like Teton Pines or head into Grand Teton National Park where you’ll not only learn how to ski, but about the natural ecology with Jackson Hole Eco Tours.
If you’re looking for more flexibility or want to try it on your own, plan a DIY adventure. Whether you have your own skis or rent from a local ski shop be sure to grab a trail map, ask the shop about trail conditions and visit JHNordic.com for trip reports, guides and more.
Things might look a little different this year, so here are a few things to keep in mind: