Whether you're riding the lifts or not, you must have a trail pass to ski on any of The Summit's maintained trails.
We have a limited number of medium weight metal edged Touring skis as well. The binding system for the classic and skate skis is NNN and for the medium touring skis is NNN BC.
We also have available a full size range of Snowshoes and poles.
Take a look at our rates page for more information. We do not have Paulks available for rent at this time.
Nordic tickets are valid for two trips up Silver Fir or East Peak....downloading is only permitted on Silver Fir between 3:30PM and 4PM, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Snowshoers are not permitted on any lifts.
Though we have about 50 instructors that teach at the center, there are generally only between six to ten on the schedule on Saturdays and Sundays (fewer on weekdays) that are available for drop-in and private lessons. Trying to schedule a private lesson at times other than 8:45 is difficult-to-impossible without plenty of advance notice. If you cannot schedule your private lesson at 8:45, please contact the Nordic Ski School Supervisor (425-434-6778) to inquire about arrangements outside the standard times at least 48 hours prior to your desired day.
Our New to Nordic Drop in lessons are available any day the Nordic Center is open. Drop in lessons are offered at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Rentals are also available any time the Nordic Center is open.
Multi-week package lessons go out at various times. Check the schedules on our lesson page for detailed information.
The Jim Brooks warming hut is located just over Windy Pass (on the west side). It is usually in place between late December and late March. There is also a hut at Grand Junction that has room for a few skiers at a time.
Porta-Potties are located along the trails, at Grand Junction, Brooks Warming hut and approx. 6 Km from the main lodge on the Cold Creek Trail.
We have two kilometers of beginner trails around the lodge. But the best bet for beginners is to climb up to the Cold Creek Trail. The Hidden Valley turnoff is located about 4 kilometers out and is a good turn around point for a tired skier. The trail continues out to 5.6 kilometers. Here the trail starts to climb and beginner terrain is left behind. The trail continues around Mt. Catherine. If you have a Sno Park permit you can also access the John Wayne Trail, railroad grade flat for over 20 kilometers.
Snowshoeing is allowed on the trails, however, you must stay to the right of the two parallel tracks set by the groomers.
Sleds are not allowed on the Nordic trails.
We love them, but they are not allowed on the trail system or in the area around the lodge. If you want to ski or snowshoe with your dog please use the nearby Gold Creek SnoPark. Keep in mind, dogs on SnoPark trails must be on leash.
You do not need a Sno-Park permit to park in The Summit's parking lots. Parking lots at Summit East and the Nordic Center are for Summit Guests and Condo owners only, not for Sno-Park users.