Curtis Canyon Cross Country Skiing

The 19th most popular XC Ski in Wyoming.

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Starting northeast of Jackson in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the Curtis Canyon route leads seven miles up to the Ski Cabin, which is typically a two day out & back. From the starting point, the cross country ski trail ascends a ridgeline east towards Jackson Peak and cuts across steep remote slopes with high avalanche danger. It continues through dense woods around the east side of Goodwin Lake. The Ski Cabin is at the base of Jackson Peak. The starting point is 4 miles northeast of Jackson on Elk Refuge Road at the Twin Creek Ranch gate. Get a map and permit from the National Elk Refuge in town.

Overall, Curtis Canyon is the 19th most popular cross country ski area of all 26 Nordic ski destinations in Wyoming. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Curtis Canyon including Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, Jenny Lake Loop, Signal Mountain, Shadow Mountain, Mt. Washington Valley and Jackson Hole Nordic CenterCache Creek Canyon.


Local Contact(s):  Bridger-Teton National Forest (307) 739-5500; Wyoming Tourism (307) 777-7777; Skinny Skis, Jackson (307) 733-6094; Avalanche Report (307) 733-2664

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Rusty Parrot Lodge (800) 458-2004; Brooks Lake Lodge, Dubois (307) 455-2121; Alpine House (800) 753-1421; HostelX (307) 733-3415

Luxury Loding:  Teton Tree House, Wilson (307) 733-3233; Snake River Lodge (800) 445-4655; Amangani (877) 734-7333

Breakfast Restaurant:  Snake River Inn

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  8/19/2016

ID:  11438