Royal Gorge XC
The MOST popular cross country ski area in California.
Saturday 23 July 2016 02:00 GMT
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.