Royal Gorge XC

The MOST popular cross country ski area in California.

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West of Truckee near Soda Springs at Donner Summit, the Royal Gorge Cross-Country Ski Area is one of North America's largest nordic area with 92 groomed trails totalling over 140 km. These cross-country skiing trails are spread over 9,000 acres at elevations above 6,000 feet. There are 10 warming huts and 4 trailside cafes.

Try the Van Norden System, visit the Mariah Point Overlook, or the 22 km trek to Rainbow Lodge.

Overall, Royal Gorge XC is the 1st most popular cross country ski area of all 36 Nordic ski destinations in California. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Royal Gorge XC including Kirkwood Cross Country Center, Northstar Cross Country Center, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Nordic Center At Squaw Valley, Cabin Creek Cross Country Ski Area and Blackwood Canyon Sno-Park.

Royal Gorge XC - California Cross Country Skiing

Royal Gorge (CA/US)

Royal Gorge XC - California Cross Country Skiing

Royal Gorge (CA/US)

Royal Gorge XC Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Royal Gorge Cross-Country Ski Area (530) 426-3871; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Tahoe Avalanche Info (530) 587-2158.

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

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Mixed

Base Camp:  Rainbow Lodge (800) 500-3871; Tahoe Wilderness Lodge (530) 581-0838

Luxury Loding:  Royal Gorge Wilderness Lodge (800) 500-3871

Breakfast Restaurant:  Summit Station

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Article Source:   Royal Gorge XC

GPS:  39.3127, -120.3896

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  9/24/2018

ID:  7202

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Royal Gorge XC Cross Country Skiing Map