- Located at 8540 ft above sea level, the Cross-Country Skiing Area is among the 10 highest elevated Cross-Country Skiing Areas in the USA.
- Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average base depth of 60 ". Therefore Vail Nordic Center is among the 10 cross-Country Skiing Areas with best snow conditions in the USA.
The Cross-Country Area
Located in the heart of Colorado, Vail Nordic Center is equipped with 10.5 miles of trails, leading cross-country skiers through pristine pine woods and snowy panoramas. The trails consist of 4.5 miles of loops, 1.5 miles of even stretches and some steep parts.
Cross-country equipment can be rented at the Nordic Center. A ski wax, adjust and repair service is also available here. Ski and cross-country ski lessons are offered daily. There are two restrooms in the area: one at the Nordic Club House and one near the ice climbing access.
The Nordic Center also offers a 6-mile long trail which can be used for snowshoeing, hiking and fatbiking. Two more trails are designed exclusively for fatbiking. The equipment for these activities is also available at the rental shop.
The Most Beautiful Tracks
The one-and-a-half-mile long Brick Hill Trail is one of Vail Nordic Center's highlights.
Dining along the Tracks
The "Grill on the Gore" restaurant serves hot soups, meals and beverages. Enjoy the panoramic view of the area while tasting innovative American cuisine.
The drive from Denver to Vail Nordic Center takes about an hour and 40 minutes. Take the I-70 W until you reach Big Horn Road in Vail. Here, take exit #180.
The airport closest to the Nordic Center is also located in Denver.