Nordic Skiing – Ski Trails at Tennessee Pass Nordic Center.


Nordic Skiing – Ski Trails at Tennessee Pass Nordic Center.

Ski Trails at Tennessee Pass Nordic Center.

  • Sat, Jan 13, 2024
  • Gore Range Group
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Adults
  • Easy to Moderate
  • Easy
  • High Point Elevation: 10,800 ft
  • Pace: 2.5

10 AM Ready to ski at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center located in the parking area of Ski Cooper. 

Arrive by 9:30 AM for time to take care of day pass purchase, bathroom stops, and rental gear if applicable.

We will cross-country ski the trails at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, located at the base of Ski Cooper (trail Pass required at your own expense), with optional lunch at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse Yurt. Reference the web site for trail information.

Leader will choose trails based on the best fit for the group. The trails are groomed for classic and skate gear. Participants may also use "backcountry touring" cross-country skis if desired. AT gear is not recommended, but could be used with skins on all the time. Rental gear is available; please make advance reservations. Trail distance will be 4-8 mi, pending group pace and ability. 

Optional: We have a lunch reservation at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse Yurt at noon. Participants will be asked to select items from the lunch menu in advance. Bring cash for your lunch expense (typical $30-40 including tax & tip).

The Cookhouse Yurt is about 1 mi on trail from the parking lot. Those not dining at the Cookhouse Yurt will sign off the trip to return to the base on your own. 

Boilerplate: Participants' email addresses may be shared with other participants, and trip images may be  shared on Facebook or other media. If you have known medical conditions that may manifest themselves during this activity, please notify the leader before the trip. If you have known exposure to a COVID-positive case within 5 days of this trip, do not come. Do not come if you are sick. If applicable, bring money for ride sharing. No pets. 10 essentials and clothing appropriate for the weather, trail lunch/snacks.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

This is an established Nordic Center with groomed trails. No avy gear required. 

Bring a daypack with appropriate clothing layers for the weather. 

Suggest some dry layers to change into for lunch at the Yurt (optional). Following lunch is a 1 mi ski to return to the parking area.

Cross-country ski gear as described in Notes.

Winter Ten Essentials are always a plus. 

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