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 Jeffrey 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 five days a week and are free 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 Jeffrey 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 five days a week and are free to the public.

Avalanche Forecast for 02/21/2019

  • MODERATE avalanche danger in the form of WIND SLABS exists at upper and mid elevations on all aspects due to shifting winds transporting old and new loose snow. Human triggered wind slab avalanches are possible in exposed areas. LOOSE DRY sloughs are also a concern in lower elevation steep sheltered terrain.THE SHADY REST WINTER TRAILS WERE LAST GROOMED AT 9:00 AM THURSDAY, FEB 21 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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