In the winter, the Wood River Valley transforms into Nordic Town USA. Boasting fantastic beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain, excellent snow for Nordic skiing, and almost perpetual sunny skies. Thanks to the Blaine County Recreation District, the area offers over 200 kilometers of expertly groomed Nordic trails each year.
Please note: For participants familiar with skiing the traditional Boulder Mountain Tour course, this year’s self-supported BMT will not provide the following infrastructure: a groomed starting area at Senate Meadows, constructed or manned road crossing south of Galena Lodge, aid stations, course sweep, or expanded finish area across from SNRA Headquarters.
Also, the North Valley Trail System will be open to the public the week of the BMT. Dogs, recreational skiers and fat bikes could be part of your ski experience. Share the trail and share a smile.
Areas groomed by the BCRD with total kilometers (not including snowshoe trails):
Alturas Lake Trails – 17k
Billy’s Bridge – 9k
Galena Lodge – 38k
Harriman Trail – 31k
Lake Creek Trails – 9.6k
Park Creek Trails – 14.9k
Prairie Creek – 8k
Quigley Nordic – 22.4k
SNRA/North Fork – 11.2k
Sun Valley Nordic – 35k
Wood River Trail System (bike path) – 32k
Link to BCRD winter trail maps: https://www.bcrd.org/north-valley-trails-winter.php
In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the Blaine County Recreation District manages, maintains and grooms over 160km of terrain including over 50km of trails around Galena Lodge located in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.