Cross-Country Skiing Trails

Cross country skiing, aka XC skiing, is a winter sport that involves using skis to traverse across snow. The skis are long and thin to help distribute the weight of the skier. Cross country skis are sometimes informally known as "skinny skis" because of their thinness compared to alpine skis. Cross country skiers carry two poles with a spike to provide a fixed pivot. The major difference between cross country skis and alpine skis is the cross country skiers heel is not attached to the ski, only the front toe. Some cross-country skiers participate in what is called telemark skiing which in simple terms is backcountry skiing on cross country skis. This section of Backcountry Secrets is our list of cross-country skiing trails. If you know of any other great cross-country ski trails, please share.
Colorado
Lat/Lon: 40.43778, -105.766711
Cross-Country Skiing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.861967, -111.149375
Camping
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Rock / Ice Climbing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 42.185913, -111.436279
Cross-Country Skiing
Snowshoeing
Yurt Camping
Snowmobiling
Backcountry Skiing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.771187, -116.104202
Alpine Resort Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing
Snowshoeing
Yurt Camping
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.872135, -114.655101
Cross-Country Skiing
Snowshoeing
Yurt Camping
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 42.573183, -112.317009
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Rock / Ice Climbing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 44.32248, -111.4605
Cross-Country Skiing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 44.024028, -115.606438
Mountain Biking
Cross-Country Skiing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.840905, -111.8176
Cross-Country Skiing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 44.12055, -111.31158
Camping
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Snowmobiling
Manitoba
Lat/Lon: 49.736537, -99.889669
Cross-Country Skiing
Maryland
Lat/Lon: 39.54509, -79.13725
Backcountry Skiing
Camping
Canoeing
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Snowshoeing
Swimming Holes
Montana
Lat/Lon: 48.483284, -114.355895
Alpine Resort Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing
New Hampshire
Lat/Lon: 43.965072, -71.527542
Alpine Resort Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing
New York
Lat/Lon: 40.868799, -72.93467
Cross-Country Skiing
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 40.243982, -82.982225
Camping
Cross-Country Skiing
Mountain Biking
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 39.885153, -83.210621
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 39.945901, -82.809947
Cross-Country Skiing
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 40.07985, -82.884716
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 39.810281, -82.753889
Cross-Country Skiing
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 40.384561, -83.065224
Camping
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 40.059461, -83.196298
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 40.152626, -83.018382
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 39.987599, -83.238344
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 44.54775, -79.670231
Alpine Resort Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 42.870114, -79.133663
Camping
Canoeing
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 43.098695, -79.286935
Canoeing
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 42.883008, -79.307041
Canoeing
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Utah
Lat/Lon: 40.699971, -111.713571
Cross-Country Skiing
Snowshoeing
Yurt Camping
Washington
Lat/Lon: 48.301031, -117.565895
Alpine Resort Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing
Washington
Lat/Lon: 48.65453, -117.484885
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Snowshoeing
Wisconsin
Lat/Lon: 43.944524, -90.0001
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Cross-Country Skiing
Snowmobiling
Wisconsin
Lat/Lon: 42.935815, -88.465862
Camping
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Wisconsin
Lat/Lon: 42.810262, -88.601646
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Cross-Country Skiing
Snowmobiling
Wyoming
Lat/Lon: 42.743104, -106.326027
Alpine Resort Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing