Above all the rest, with a base elevation of 7,800 feet and 80 kilometers of machine groomed trails, Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center offers the most spectacular scenery and the most exciting terrain in the west. Nestled in a beautiful Alpine Valley, our diverse terrain provides excellent skiing for all abilities. You will climb to ridge tops, glide along the base of impressive lava cliffs and roll along creeks through picturesque meadows. It’s the spectacular scenery that lingers in your mind after skiing at Kirkwood Cross Country. We allow dogs on two trails, the High Trail located behind the Kirkwood Inn and the Inner Loop on the meadow. During breaks from skiing, you can sip hot drinks by a wood burning stove in the cozy day lodge or warm-up in one of the many trailside warming huts. Our friendly staff is always happy to share local knowledge and/or ski tips with you. Located 1/2 mile east of Kirkwood on Hwy 88, next to the Kirkwood Inn. To reach us by phone call 209 258 7248.
THE KIRKWOOD CROSS COUNTRY & SNOWSHOE CENTER Located off Hwy 88 1/4 mile east of Kirkwood next to the Kirkwood Inn Features:
80 kilometers of groomed trails, double-tracked with skating lanes
Three interconnected trail systems
Two trailhead facilities with parking areas
Classic, skating and telemark instruction and equipment rental
Three warming huts
Terrain: 20% beginner, 60% intermediate, 20% advanced
LEARN THE BENEFITS OF CROSS COUNTRY SKIING!
Cross country skiing burns more calories per hour than any other sport!
It offers a low-risk, low-impact aerobic form of exercise
Is an ideal cross-traning sport for running or biking
Is advocated by medical professionials as the best cardiovascular fitness activity
Is an excellent low-stress outdoor exercise
Uses natural movements, resulting in a very short learning curve
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