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 North Americas largest nordic area with 90 groomed trails totalling over 330 km spread over 9,000 acres above 6,000. 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 38 Nordic ski destinations in California. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Royal Gorge XC including Kirkwood, Northstar XC and Telemark, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Squaw Valley USA, Cabin Creek Cross Country Ski Area and Blackwood Canyon Sno-ParkBear Valley XC.

Royal Gorge (CA/US)

Royal Gorge (CA/US)

Royal Gorge (CA/US)

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

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.3127, -120.3896

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/23/2016

ID:  7202

Royal Gorge XC Cross Country Skiing Map