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Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Telemark & Fat Tire Biking

Want to try something different? Continuing this season, Fat Tire Bike rentals will be available for use (with trail pass) on 100% of our cross country trail system (*guests cannot bring their own Fat Tire Bikes). Come on up to the Cross Country, Telemark and Snowshoe Center where you can enjoy classic and skate skiing, snowshoeing, telemark skiing and fat tire biking! We offer state-of-the-art rental equipment, daily lessons and tours, including great package deals, and over 30 kilometers of carefully groomed, scenic trails.

Conveniently located at mid-mountain, the 1,400 square foot Cross Country, Telemark and Snowshoe Center offers a warm, relaxed atmosphere including our comfortable indoor seating and fireplace, a sunny patio complete with Adirondack chairs and a fire pit, and our friendly, helpful staff here to make your day. Our peaceful trail system includes terrain for all ability levels, from true beginners to advanced skaters, picnic tables, and great vistas of the Martis Valley and Lake Tahoe.

Do something good for you this season and visit the Northstar Cross Country, Telemark and Snowshoe Center. 

Please call us at 530.562.3270 for more information or reservations.


XC & Snowshoe Trail Report

XC & Snowshoe Trail Map

XC & Snowshoe Trail Passes

Nordic Lessons + Rentals

Twilight Snowshoe Tours

Telemark Workshops


Star Gazing Snowshoe Tours

Family Snowshoe Tours

Event Calendar




Cross Country Center LocationCross Country, Telemark and Snowshoe Center

The Cross Country, Telemark and Snowshoe Center is located at mid-mountain next to the Vista Express Quad chairlift. To access the Cross Country, Telemark and Snowshoe Center, swing by the Season Pass Office located in the Village at Northstar and purchase a trail pass, then head over to the Big Springs Gondola for your ride to mid-mountain. From the top of the Gondola, turn left and walk approximately 150 yards over to the Center perched on the hill above the Vista Express. Equipment rentals, lessons, and packages may all be purchased at the Cross Country, Telemark and Snowshoe Center.

If you have your own equipment and a trail pass, you can also use the Village Express Chairlift to get from the Village directly to the trail system.
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