California

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center
15275 Alder Creek Rd,
Truckee, CA
96161
Voted as one of the top-three cross country ski areas in North America by USA Today, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center offers a modern fleet of rental equipment, a large selection of cross country apparel, fresh organic food from the Alder Creek Cafe and an après ski menu at the Trailside Bar. The center’s friendly, helpful staff includes experienced ski technicians, talented ski instructors as well as a professional and national/volunteer ski patrol.
(530) 587-9484
Royal Gorge Cross Country
9411 Pahatsi Rd
Soda Springs, CA
95728
The largest cross-country ski area in North America, Royal Gorge is known for its sweeping views of the Northern Sierra and eight distinct trail systems. Featuring 92 trails with over 140km of groomed, tracked trails for human-powered outdoor recreation spread across 6,000 acres, guests of all ages and ability levels are invited to try classic cross-country skiing, skate skiing and snowshoeing.

Nine different warming huts offer respite from the elements and a chance to take a break and soak in the peaceful tranquility of the mountains. Make your way to Royal Gorge this winter to stride through towering pines, expansive meadows, and enjoy stunning vistas that include some of the most majestic peaks in Tahoe.
(530) 426-3871
Kirkwood XC Ski Area
Kirkwood, CA
95646
60km of groomed trails at 7,800 feet offer the most spectacular scenery and exciting terrain in the West.

Located 1/4 mile East of Kirkwood on Highway 88 (next to the Kirkwood Inn) and nestled in a beautiful Alpine Valley, our diverse terrain offers excellent skiing for all abilities:

Many trails feature interpretive signs providing for a more enlightening and meaningful visit. The “Kiddy Kilometer” loop is sure to keep the youngest skiers engaged with life size animal cut outs and flip up signs.
(209) 258-7248
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area
925 Country Club Dr
Tahoe City, CA
96145
Tahoe Cross Country, located in North Lake Tahoe, is a local’s favorite and offers everything a skiing visitor is looking for: Beautifully groomed trails for all ability levels, stunning views of Lake Tahoe, friendly staff, great food and top of the line rental equipment for the whole family. If you are visiting Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Cross Country should be near the top of your list. Join us this winter.
530-583-5475
Mt Shasta Nordic
Directions from Interstate 5: The Mount Shasta Nordic Center trail head is located approximately 10 miles off of Interstate 5 near Mount Shasta City. From Interstate 5, exit onto Highway 89 South which is marked as the exit to McCloud. After 6.5 miles on Highway 89, turn left (north) onto the Ski Park Hwy. After 3.5 miles look for the Cross Country Ski parking lot on the left (one mile before the Downhill Ski Park).
96067
Mt Shasta Nordic Ski Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting community health and well-being by providing groomed cross country ski trails and programs for a diverse population on the slopes of majestic Mount Shasta.
(530) 925-3495
Rim Nordic
35050 CA-18
Running Springs, CA
92382
We offer a groomed trail system with tracks set for classic skiing as well as skating lanes. Rentals for cross country skiing & snowshoeing are available on site. Lessons are available for cross country skiing and a small retail shop with snacks inside. NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE TRAILS DURING THE WINTER.
(909) 867-2600
Bear Valley Cross Country
#1 Bear Valley Rd
Bear Valley CA
95223
Bear Valley Cross Country boasts an extensive trail system of over 3,000 acres. Amenities include 35 trails carefully groomed for track, skate skiing and snowshoeing, ski school, the Meadow Cafe, a complete rental, demo and retail facility, 4 Trailside Huts, a sledding/tubing facility and a variety of special events and races. The elevation of 7,000 feet to 7,800 feet guarantees first to open (usually mid November) and last to close (usually mid April) status among Sierra cross country centers.
(209) 753-2834
Rock Creek Lodge
85 Rock Creek Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA
93546
Whether you have ever skied or not, Rock Creek Lodge has terrain perfect for your ability. With 15 kilometers of groomed cross-country ski trails surrounded by endless touring, telemark, or randonée ski terrain, the beauty of the John Muir Wilderness lies before you. For families looking to avoid the crowds of Mammoth, Rock Creek Lodge is a quiet winter paradise. Never crowded, even on the busiest weekends, it is the perfect place to learn or improve your cross-country skiing, and/or the perfect place to find untracked powder weeks after a storm.
(760) 935-4170
1000 Burnside Lake Road
Pickett’s Junction
Hope Valley, CA
96120
We are a sustainable, off-the-grid, winter resort offering our customers the best in outdoor recreational opportunities!

If you’re looking for cross-country skiing, back country skiing, snowshoeing, rentals, lessons, and even guided tours, Hope Valley Outdoors can provide experienced instruction and information for all your outdoor needs.

Our focus is on true backcountry cross country, traditional kick and glide skiing. We will help you improve your skills and make it possible for you to make your own tracks through the snow in gorgeous Hope Valley.

We maintain a limited amount of trails around our Yurt. Trails are skier packed and easily accessed, along with limited grooming for kick and glide xc skiing.

We maintain a port-a-john for your convenience. Your donations help us to continue to offer this service. Most donations are $10, but we gladly accept anything you are able to offer.