Flagstaff Skiing Cross Country

 

flagstaff skiing cross country

Flagstaff skiing cross country style is an invigorating outdoor sport enjoyed by numerous South of Flagstaff residents and visitors..

Flagstaff skiing cross country locations include three designated facilities within the Coconino National Forest. Two are north of Flagstaff, and one is south. Most overnight visitors get a room in town. I'll give you a link to Flagstaff motels at the end of this page. First, lets talk about the different facilities...

Flagstaff Nordic Center is a commercial facility16 miles north offlagstaff skiing cross country town along Highway 180 at milepost 232. The Nordic Center is operated by a local family-owned business and features groomed trails, a day lodge with rest rooms, refreshments, equipment rentals, lessons, and a shop.

The Nordic Center has 25 miles of groomed trails winding over the foothills of Arizona's highest mountain. Both diagonal stride and ski-skating tracks are provided, as well as access to powder-covered slopes for telemarking.



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Trail difficulty ratings range from novice to advanced, but 90% are intermediate. 

It's a great place to try Flagstaff skiing cross country style. Equipment rentals and instruction are available. A youth ski league with instruction is also available.

Follow this link for more information and a map  (under FAQ & Help) to Flagstaff skiing cross country style at the Nordic Center.

Wing Mountain is a no frills location about 9 miles north of town. Take Highway 180 north about 8 miles and turn left on Forest Road 222B for another mile.

Here you'll find a parking area and 17 miles of marked cross-country ski trails, all for free visitor use. No mechanized grooming is provided but tracks are usually skied in soon after new snow falls. You'll find trails suitable for both novice and experienced cross country skiers.

The trails follow low rolling terrain for the most part,  but a few of them have enough incline to provide a good workout. The trails pass by hillsides where you can practice telemarking or a little downhill skiing.

Wing Mountain also has a snow play area for sledding, tubing, building snowmen and other snow play activities.

Follow this link for more information and a map to Flagstaff skiing cross country style at Wing Mountain.

Mormon Lake Ski Touring Center is a commercial facility 25 miles South of Flagstaff at Mormon Lake Village. Take Lake Mary Road south about 20 miles to the second Village turnoff.

The Mormon Lake Ski Touring Center offers over 19 miles of groomed trails for novice, intermediate and advanced skiers. The trails traverse the lower slopes of Mormon Mountain and flirt with the shores of Mormon Lake.

Fees are moderate at this family style facility which also offers equipment rentals, instructions and a retail shop.

A limited number of cabins and rooms are available at the nearby Mormon Lake Lodge. The Lodge also features a cafe, western steak house and saloon.

Follow this link for more information and a map to Flagstaff skiing cross country style at the Mormon Lake Ski Touring Center.

Here's that link to Flagstaff motels I promised you. Links to related skiing pages are shown below:

The Arizona Snowbowl Page

The Snowmaking Update Page

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