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 05/30/2017

  • This is the last advisory for the 2016-17 season. A big Thank You! to all our observers, contributors, sponsors, and the backcountry community for your support, observations, and generous contributions. We literally couldn’t do it without you and the support of the backcountry community. Have a great summer and see you next season! Bottom Line: Primary avalanche problems for Tues thru Wednesday will focus on Loose Wet avalanches and very isolated Wet Slabs. 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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