Cross-Country Skiing Area Sun Valley Nordic Center in South Central Idaho: Position on map

Cross-Country Skiing Sun Valley Nordic Center

Sun Valley Nordic Center
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As an editor at Snow-Online I turned my hobby into my profession. Since September 2016 I have been in charge of the content. The mountains have always fascinated me. In winter, you can meet me in the ski areas not only on the downhill slopes, but also on the cross-country trails.

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last update on Nov 8, 2019
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Cross-Country Facts

Elevation6017 ft - 6017 ft
Skating 24.85 miles
Classic 24.85 miles
Lighted trails N/A

Cross-Country Trails

Interesting facts

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  • Offering 49.71 miles cross-country trails, Sun Valley Nordic Center is among the 5 largest Cross-Country Skiing Areas in the USA.
  • The high point of the cross-Country skiing area is located at an elevation of 6017 ft.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 88 " at summit elevation and 62 " at the base.

The Cross-Country Area

At Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center you can find more than 40 kilometres or nearly 25 miles of cross-country ski trails suitable for skating  as well as classic nordic skiing. The tracks are groomed everyday, scoring with top quality. Furthermore, the nordic centre at Sun Valley features numerous training programmes and clinics, the necessary equipment rentals, and a club house for cross-country skiers of all skill levels.

The Most Beautiful Tracks

Enjoy the view from the trails of Sun Valley Nordic Center
Enjoy the view from the trails of Sun Valley Nordic Center

Easy trails

  • Putt Putt Loop: 0.8km/0.5mi
  • Practice Loop: 1.6km/1mi
  • Hemingway Trail: 1.5km/0.9mi
  • Leif's Loop: 3km/1.9mi
  • Fox Run (classic only): 3km/1.9mi

Intermediate trails

  • Trail Creek Loop: 5km/3.1mi
  • White Clouds Loop: 1.5km/0.9mi
  • Dog Loop: 3.3km/2.1mi
  • Boundary Loop: 6km/3.7mi
  • Nemesis: 1km/0.6mi
  • Proctor Loop: 4km/2.4mi

Difficult trails

  • Lower Diamondback: 1km/0.6mi
  • Diamondback: 5km/3.1mi
  • Hyndman View: 0.8km/0.5mi
  • Sidewinder: 2km/1.2mi


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Dining along the Tracks

Several of the trails lead past Trail Creek Cabin, where you can enjoy delicious meals in a rustic Western atmosphere. The menu is packed with regional and seasonal treats. Sun Valley Club serves as the Nordic & Snowshoe Center's club house. On its terrace, you enjoy a beautiful view of Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain, moreover, you are served yummy foods and drinks.

Getting Here

To get to Sun Valley, you should get a flight to Hailey's Freidman Memorial Airport. From there, it is only 22km/13.7mi to the ski resort. You can rent a car or use a shuttle service.

The Nordic & Snowshoe Center is located at Sun Valley Club.


Sun Valley Resort
1 Sun Valley Road
Sun Valley ID
(208) 622-2250
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