Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing the MLTS Nordic Trail System at Shady Rest

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  • Cross-country skiing this 1.8 mile loop is an excellent introduction to Nordic adventuring in Mammoth Lakes and the unique winter charms of Shady Rest. Great if you’re looking to get acclimatized or on a heavy storm day, the moderate terrain includes some slight hills as the trail wind through a beautiful Jeffry pine and red fir forest. The groomed winter trails in Shady Rest are located right at the entrance to Town and are accessed from the Welcome Center and Ranger Station.  This looped experience is shared with a variety of users, including snowshoers and dog walkers, so please be mindful of others and share the trails. Weather permitting, the trails are groomed 5 days a week and are free and open to the public.

  • Cross-country skiing this 1.8 mile loop is an excellent introduction to Nordic adventuring in Mammoth Lakes and the unique winter charms of Shady Rest. Great if you’re looking to get acclimatized or on a heavy storm day, the moderate terrain includes some slight hills as the trail wind through a beautiful Jeffry pine and red fir forest. The groomed winter trails in Shady Rest are located right at the entrance to Town and are accessed from the Welcome Center and Ranger Station.  This looped experience is shared with a variety of users, including snowshoers and dog walkers, so please be mindful of others and share the trails. Weather permitting, the trails are groomed 5 days a week and are free and open to the public.

Avalanche Forecast for 04/26/2017

  • Primary avalanche problem for Wednesday thru Friday will focus on isolated Wind Slabs in the mid to upper elevations and Loose Wet avalanches in the mid to low elevations. Wind Slabs – Moderate to strong Westerly (Wed) to Northwesterly (Thurs-Fri) winds with the potential for light snowfall (Wed) will form isolated shallow Wind Slabs primarily on exposed N-E-S-SW aspects above ~ 9500’. Natural avalanches unlikely, triggered releases possible below ridgelines, adjacent to terrain features that p Find out More
  • Experience Checklist

    • Beanie
    • Cross-country ski boots
    • Cross-country skis
    • Day pack
    • Energy bars/electrolyte replacement
    • Knowledge and understanding of local conditions
    • Ski poles
    • Smartphone
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen/lip protector

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    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    1.8 miles
    Trail Surface
    Snow
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours

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