Popular Cross Country Ski Trails
Mountain Dell ski area sits in Parley’s Canyon off exit 134. The area is operated by The Utah Nordic Alliance and their volunteers. Groomed daily, the 12 kilometers of trails serve as the training space for competitive college teams, including national champs — University of Utah. This scenic venue is open to the public with a daily fee or season pass.
Round Valley, a network of 25 kilometers of trails weaving across rolling hills, has multiple trailheads, steep ascents and fast downhill. The most popular trailhead is located in Quinn’s Junction. These trails are dog friendly and you’ll probably pass a snowshoer and snowbiker or two as the area is multi-use and free.
Soldier Hollow Nordic Center
Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, nestled in the quaint town of Midway, was the Nordic skiing venue in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. You can experience this world-class biathlon course for yourself with 25 kilometers of groomed cross-country trails. Cross country ski trails open the third week of December. See also the nearby Wasatch Mountain State Park.
Utah Olympic Park
The Utah Olympic Park is part of the larger Basin Recreation trail network. Basin Recreation prides itself on packing and grooming 29 kilometers of connected trails in the Utah Olympic Park and Willow Creek Park areas. These trails run along some of Park City’s highlights such as the Swaner Nature Preserve, the Copper Moose Organic Farm and the historic Wallen Farm site. You’ll find a mix of bridges, neighborhoods, a creek and beaver ponds along the route.
White Pine Nordic Center
White Pine Nordic Center in Park City offers some of the best groomed trails available. This fee area provides 25 kilometers of groomed trails. You can also take a lesson, rent gear, have your skis tuned or enjoy a guided tour. Experience their 3K, 5K and 10K groomed cross-country loops, or hire a guide to take you out and get the inside scoop. Check out their website for current conditions.