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Winter Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country, Snowshoe & Fat Bike Trail Access Rates

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.

View the XC Trail Map

Please call us at 530.562.3270 for more information.

» XC, Snowshoe & Telemark Rentals + Lessons

» Cross Country + Snowshoe Trail Report

Trail Rates

Season Trail Pass  Adults (13 +)   Child (5 - 12) 
Cross Country Skiing 
Fat Bike  $209  n/a 
Daily Trail Rates 
Adults (13 +) 
Child (5 - 12)
Cross Country Skiing 
Fat Bike  $35 $27
Children under 5 are complimentary.

Cross Country and Snowshoe Trail Passes include access to the Big Springs Gondola (equipment allowed), Village Express Chairlift (equipment required), and Zephyr Express Gondola (equipment prohibited).

Telemark skiers are required to have a downhill lift ticket.


Did you know your downhill lift ticket can be used to access the Cross Country and Snowshoe trail system? Swing by or call the Cross Country, Telemark, and Snowshoe Center for more information. 530.562.3270 


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