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Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort

Leaving your worries behind and concentrating on the here and now is easy to say, but not so easy to do. Being surrounded by views that take your breath away definitely helps. That’s why we’ve created rest stops at some of the most beautiful places throughout the Resort – so you’ll remember to stop and smell the pine.

Royal Gorge – A cross county skiing Mecca with over 330km of extensive trails groomed to perfection. Snow Country Magazine ranked Lake Tahoe’s Royal Gorge XC Ski Resort “the number one cross country ski resort in all of North America.” Once you’re on the mountain, you’ll understand why.

Ski and explore some of the most beautiful winter terrain you’ll find anywhere – thousands of acres of crisp, snow-clad wilderness amidst the majestic Sierra Mountains just west of Lake Tahoe. It’s the kind of scenery that sends electricity rushing through a skier’s soul. And you’ll need it to cover all the trails that await you at Royal Gorge!

Free Shuttle Bus service lets you enter the trail system at one point, exit at another and then enjoy a free ride back to where it all began. On weekends and holidays, skiers who enjoy the challenge of a destination ski can traverse the Rainbow Interconnect or the Sugar Bowl Interconnect Trail and then catch a shuttle back to Summit Station.

At Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort you’ll find :

  • 9,000 acres of skiing terrain and an annual snowfall exceeding 600 inches
  • lowest elevation 5,800′, highest elevation 7,400′
  • Hours: 8:30am to 5pm weekends and holidays, 9am to 5pm weekdays
  • 90 trails, 4 user friendly surface ski lifts
  • 330km groomed track
  • 28 novice trails, 46 intermediate trails, 16 advanced trails
  • 3 Interconnect Trails – Inn to Inn trail, 22km ski
  • 10 rejuvenating warming huts
  • 4 refreshing trailside cafes
  • Summit Station Day Lodge, complete with rental and retail shop, restaurant and bar, restrooms, ski school and ski patrol center
  • Lodging
  • World’s largest and most modern cross country grooming fleet
  • Snow making, based at Summit Station Trailhead and covering 15km of trail
  • Trail Maps
  • Latest Ski Report & Current Events
  • Van Norden, Sugar Bowl Interconnect & Ice Lakes Track Systems
    • Please note the following changes in this ‘The Trail Book’ map (we will post a new map when they update)
      • Two Link Trail connects Pine Martin to International
  • Summit Station, Palisade Peak, Wilderness Lodge, Devil’s Peak, Rainbow Interconnect Track Systems & Ski Lifts
    • Please note the following changes in this ‘The Trail Book’ map (we will post a new map when updated)
      • Reindeer does not continue around to Switchback
      • NEW TRAIL – Sunnyside & Jack’s Jump connect Sterling’s Canyon
      • Tiny Tim Trail discontinued
Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort
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