Best Idaho Cross Country Skiing Trails

Idaho has 41 cross country skiing areas.

Located in the US, the cross country skiing in Idaho offers over thirty cross country ski routes from which to choose. The best Idaho cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be Fourth of July Pass, Sawtooth Valley Trails - Alturas Lake, Galena Lodge, Bogus Basin Nordic Center, and Sun Valley Nordic Center. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Idaho cross country skiing trail below.


Fourth of July Pass

East of Couer d'Alene in the Panhandle National Forest, the Fourth-of-July Pass area has over 25 km of cross country skiing trails groomed weekly. The system consists of three loop trails that wind through beautiful cedar and other coniferous trees.  MORE INFO

Galena Lodge

Located 22 miles north of Sun Valley, Galena Lodge serves as base camp for the North Valley Trails. There are 50km of freshly groomed cross country ski trails surround the Lodge. The Lodge offers many amenities.  MORE INFO

Sun Valley Nordic Center

In Sun Valley, the Sun Valley Nordic Center grooms 40 km of cross country ski trails for both skating and classic at 6,000 feet. Also, checkout the nearby groomed 27 km Boulder Mountain Trail.  MORE INFO

Giant White Pine Nordic Area

In the Giant White Pine Area, there are numerous moderate to difficult cross country ski trails in this area ranging from one to eighteen miles in length depending on which trail you take. The best place to start is at the Giant White Pine campground.  MORE INFO

Elk River Nordic Trails

East of Moscow and Bovil in the Clearwater National Forest, the Elk River area has plenty of nordic ski opportunities. There are over 60km of groomed trails spread between three areas.  MORE INFO

Ponderosa Trails

Near McCall in the Payette National Forest, the Ponderosa State Park maintains 11 miles of groomed cross country ski trails adjacent to the Payette National Forest. There are 1.5 miles of lighted trails for night skiing.  MORE INFO