Cross Country Skiing

Skate Skiing the MLTS Nordic Trail System at Shady Rest

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  • Skate skiing 2.9 miles of groomed trails in Shady rest is an excellent high altitude workout and a great introduction to Nordic skiing in Mammoth Lakes. The moderate terrain includes some modest hills as the trails wind through a beautiful Jeffry pine and red fir forest, and this experience showcases just about all of the trails in Shady Rest. The groomed winter trails are located right at the entrance to Town and are accessed from the Welcome Center and Ranger Station.  This multi-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.

  • Skate skiing 2.9 miles of groomed trails in Shady rest is an excellent high altitude workout and a great introduction to Nordic skiing in Mammoth Lakes. The moderate terrain includes some modest hills as the trails wind through a beautiful Jeffry pine and red fir forest, and this experience showcases just about all of the trails in Shady Rest. The groomed winter trails are located right at the entrance to Town and are accessed from the Welcome Center and Ranger Station.  This multi-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 03/25/2017

  • With up to a foot+ of new snow in some areas since yesterday and moderate SW winds, small to large wind slabs will be the greatest avalanche concern for today, followed by loose wet snow in the afternoon as skies clear and temperatures rise.  Natural avalanches will be possible, and human triggered avalanches likely.  Careful snow pack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making will be essential 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
    • Warm clothing
    • Water

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    Experience Information

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

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