Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area

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Beaver Creek's nordic trail system was built and maintained by the Lander Nordic Ski Club. It's a beautiful, challenging course for both skate and Nordic cross-country skiing and has the only biathlon course in the state.

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Molly Absolon

Destination Distance From Downtown

18.7 miles

Difficulty

4 of 5 diamonds

4

Time To Complete

3 hours minimum with drive

Seasonality

Winter

Dog Friendly

No

Fees Permits

None, although donations to the Lander Nordic Ski Club are welcome

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Review

Located about 22 miles south of Lander on Highway 28, Beaver Creek Nordic Center offers 10 to 12 kilometers of rolling trails groomed for skate and classic skiing. The trails are maintained by the Lander Nordic Ski Club, a motivated, enthusiastic group of local skiers who keep the trails in top condition throughout the winter. Some of the trails are quite challenging, but you can pick up a map or check out the options at the kiosk at the start of the trails to pick and choose what route is best suited for your ability. 

The trails wind in and out of lodgepole forest and through open meadows that provide excellent views of the southern Wind River Mountains. You can ski for free or join the Lander Nordic Club to help support the grooming effort. The ski club posts a grooming schedule so you know before you go if the trails are skiable. Two things to be aware of: the school ski teams practice at Beaver Creek after school throughout the winter, so time your visit to avoid the crowd. Also, no dogs are allowed on the trails. Please respect this rule or don’t be surprised if someone says something. The Nordic Club maintains a yurt up at Beaver Creek throughout the winter. You can stop in, build a fire and warm up in the yurt. It’s a great place to hang out with kids while a parent skis. The yurt is available for overnight stays. Contact the Lander Nordic Club to find out more. 

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Location

Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area

Lander, WY, 82520
42.560564, -108.71443

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