Nordic and Cross Country Skiing
Keystone offers plentiful opportunities for those who do not want to brave the downhill skiing slopes and are more fitness oriented. One option is Nordic or Cross Country Skiing at Keystone. With over 16Km of set trails, and over 57Km of back country trails, the Keystone Nordic Ski Center caters to those who want to get a great workout and have fun outdoors at the same time. The Keystone Nordic Skiing Center is located at the clubhouse for the River Golf Course. On US Hwy 6, just past Swan Mountain Road, there is a sign for the Keystone Nordic Skiing Center.
Everything you need for a great day of cross country skiing is available at the Nordic Center including skis, poles, and boots. Cross Country skiing is an excellent way of getting exercise without the crowds on the slopes. Ski your way through the River Golf Course at Keystone with challenging hills and long easy descents. For only $9 for a full day pass, it is an economical way to enjoy the area.
Cross Country Skiing lessons are available from the experienced staff at the Keystone Ski Center. Group lessons occur daily, also available are ski skating lessons, and telemark lessons. Snowshoe tours are also available at the Keystone Nordic Center Office.
Don’t forget about the kids! If you have a new baby or are looking for something to do while other go skiing for the day, small kids LOVE tubing down the sledding hill or cross country skiing.