Cross Country Skiing Guide

Explore nature, away from the hustle and bustle of Vail Mountain on a Nordic skiing adventure.  Nordic skiing is a calm peaceful activity through the wilderness on classic cross-country or skate skis.


Indulge yourself in winters beauty on a cross country ski tour with Paragon Guides.  Join your private guide on a solo outing, or travel with family, friends, and colleagues. Perfect for beginning and experienced skiers, or anyone seeking a memorable winter escape. Book your tour here.


McCoy Park is a spectacular lift accessed natural area that combines Nordic, snowshoe and alpine trails. With breathtaking views of the Sawatch Range, McCoy Park offers more than 19 kilometers of groomed and rustic trails for Cross Country skiing and snowshoeing. Nestled between Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch villages, McCoy Park has an amazing natural feel and offers amenities such as grab and go food offerings at Eaton Haus. The Nordic Sports Center will be open daily Saturday, December 17, 2022 through Sunday, April 9, 2023. Also offered are group lessons, private lessons, ticket sales, as well as retail and snacks. Make a reservation here.


When the snow blankets the Vail Golf Club, it becomes the full-service Vail Nordic Center. Glide along 17 kilometers of daily-groomed skate and classic track scenic trails.  Lessons and clinics, along with complete rental equipment are available. The Nordic Center also serves as a one-stop shop for all your backcountry needs including clothing, backpacks and snowshoes. The pro shop carries a full line of Fischer, Salomon and Rossignol skis and boots; Swix, Salomon, Patagonia, Bjørn Dæhlie, Kari Traa and Dynafit clothing; Atlas and Crescent Moon snowshoes, and the valley’s most comprehensive waxes – Swix and HWK.  Rentals are available for classic, skate and backcountry skis, and sleds to pull kids. The Vail Nordic Center is also an official Rossignol demo center. Learn more here.