McCall, Idaho

Ponderosa State Park , McCall

The course will be at Ponderosa State Park, utilizing the “ReMastered Course” which is a 15k loop. Park staff will have the entire loop groomed for the virtual option Feb. 4-6, 2022. Skiers need to purchase a day use pass for the trail system at the Visitor Center.

Nordic skiing at Ponderosa State Park consists of varied terrain, the Park staff are recognized for their quality grooming. The Park played host to the World Masters Race in 2008 and has been the site of many local and Divisional JNQ races.

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Soldier Hollow, Utah

Course Description

The 15km Boulder Mountain Tour trail at Soldier Hollow is one of the most challenging and inspiring cross country ski trails you can find.  Beginning and ending in the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic stadium, the route uses much of the FIS homologated Olympic trails offering active terrain with a constant variety of climbs and exceptionally groomed descents.  Boulder Mountain Tour participants will face a unique and rewarding challenge at Soldier Hollow.

About Us

Nestled above the picturesque town of Midway and resting in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains lies Soldier Hollow Nordic Center at Wasatch Mountain State Park. Although it is primarily known as an Olympic venue, Soldier Hollow hosts a variety of activities throughout the fall, spring and summer. Athletes at world-class levels and weekend enthusiasts can enjoy the facility on a year-round basis.

Website: www.soldierhollow.com

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Meissner Nordic Community, Bend, Oregon 

Course Description

The Virtual BMT course will be the same as this year’s Tour of Meissner 30km classic, which will be held the Saturday before the Virtual BMT. The course starts at Virginia Meissner Sno-Park at an elevation of approximately 5,400 feet and wends its way up and down from a low of 5,020 feet to a high of 5,860 before finishing back where it started. Trails will be groomed Feb 1-6, no grooming on Monday, January 31.

About Us

The Meissner Nordic Community Ski Trails are located entirely within the Deschutes National Forest and operate under a grooming agreement issued by the United States Forest Service (USFS). Partnering together for over 20 years, Meissner Nordic Ski Club and the USFS provide winter recreation December 1st through March 31st to cross-country skiers and snowshoers. The groomed ski trails and snowshoe trails start at Virginia Meissner Sno-Park, located west of Bend on Cascade Lakes Highway near mile marker 14. The high point in the trail system is at 5,860 feet and the low point is at 5,020 feet.

Website: https://meissnernordic.org/tour-of-meissner-map/

Tahoe XC, California

Course Description

The Boulder Mountain Tour course at Tahoe XC this season will feature fantastic grooming on varied terrain with inspiring views of beautiful Lake Tahoe. It begins in a meadow above our Trailhead Lodge and then quickly heads off into the forest. After a few kms of rolling terrain, a long, but gradual, climb will give you spectacular views of Lake Tahoe then it is back into the forest for more varied terrain to the finish. 1 lap of 15km, or 2 laps for 30km; either distance will challenge and invigorate you!

About Us

Tahoe XC is a community focused, public benefit entity whose mission is to promote healthy, outdoor-oriented lifestyles for children and adults through education, cross-country skiing, and other self-powered recreation. We offer 50km of expertly groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as lessons, rentals, and a welcoming day lodge. Tahoe XC is open year-round and offers trailhead mountain bike rentals in the summer.

 Website: https://tahoexc.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blaine County Recreation District Trails, Idaho

Course Description

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

About Us

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.

Website: https://wintertrailink.bcrd.org/

Virtually Amazing 2021 Tour

SVSEF, Lake Creek & Quigley

Course Description

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation will have a 7.5k loop at Lake Creek. Half-Boulder participants can ski it twice to reach 15k and four times to record a 30k distance. The public is strongly encouraged to avoid Lake Creek from 2:30-5 p.m. during the week due to lack of parking when SVSEF teams are in training. Thank you! 

There will also be a 5k course at Quigley Nordic. Details will be posted when available. 

About Us

Established in 1966, the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation offers exceptional snow sport programs for the youth of the Wood River Valley. Disciplines include alpine, cross country, snowboard, freestyle, freeskiing and big mountain for youth athletes, ages 5-19. For elite-level postgrads, SVSEF has the XC Gold Team. With a philosophy of Strong Minds, Strong Bodies, Strong Futures, SVSEF views the mountains as the world’s best classroom, where a child’s imagination is captivated and their potential for learning, growth and inspiration is realized.

 Website: https://svsef.org/

 

Sun Valley, Idaho

Course Description

The Sun Valley Nordic Center has put together three great trails to make a 15km loop.

From the Sun Valley Clubhouse follow Trail Creek Loop out to Trail Creek Cabin. Once there, ski to the left of the Cabin and take the Boundary Loop out over Hyndman View and return back along the creek. When you return to the Cabin stay to the left and ski the Proctor Loop. Upon your return to the Cabin finish the Trail Creek Loop for 15km. Ski it twice for 30km.

About Us

Discover some of the best cross-country skiing in America, with unmatched trail quality, training programs, clinics, rentals and a state-of-the-art clubhouse for skiers of all levels. With over 40 km of trails groomed daily for skate and classic skiing, the Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center provides a head-clearing experience. Sun Valley’s trail system maintains consistent conditions without leaving you gasping for air. Ski and snowshoe equipment for all ages is available for rent.

Website: https://www.sunvalley.com/things-to-do/nordic-skiing

Cross Country Ski Areas Association

Description

The Cross Country Ski Areas Association offers a comprehensive compendium of ski areas throughout the United States and Canada, as well as an e-magazine, the Nordic Approach, geared to the cross-country ski lifestyle and all that it entails.

About Us

Cross-country skiing is fun… it’s also fun to learn, healthy, family-friendly, accessible, affordable, and offers great variety! Cross-country skiing uses natural movements, it doesn’t require special skills to get started and has a short learning curve. Just a couple of hours spent being coached by a professional instructor will give you the skills needed for a lifetime of fun!

 Website: https://xcski.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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