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 Jeffrey 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 Jeffrey 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 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
    • 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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