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Your Guide to North Idaho Nordic Ski Trails

Prepare to be swept away by the winter wonderland that is North Idaho, where the crisp air and snowy landscapes beckon adventurers far and wide. If you’re ready to embrace the exhilarating world of Nordic skiing, look no further than the hidden gems nestled within this breathtaking region. From serene forests to dramatic river valleys, the North Idaho Nordic ski trails promise excitement and adventure at every turn.

Hanna Flats

While you glide through snow-covered meadows, take a pause to explore this fascinating 1/4-mile interpretive nature trail. Beneath the towering cedars, witness the stories of survival against homesteading, logging, and firestorms. As you ski through this living museum of resilience, immerse yourself in the diverse array of trees, shrubs, and plants that call this grove home. And with its family-friendly amenities, including gentle terrain suitable for all skill levels, Hanna Flats promises an enriching skiing adventure for the whole family.

Priest Lake Golf Course

Set amidst the breathtaking beauty of natural ponds, wetlands, and lush forests, the Priest Lake Golf Course offers an unparalleled Nordic skiing experience. Transformed into the most extensively groomed Nordic trail system in the vicinity of Priest Lake, this trail combines the luxury of a pristine golf course with the thrill of winter sports. With meticulously groomed terrain that winds through the scenic landscape, this trail promises an unforgettable skiing adventure for enthusiasts of all levels.

Chipmunk Rapids

Located near mile post 22 on Idaho State Highway 57, Chipmunk Rapids offers a thrilling Nordic skiing experience amidst breathtaking vistas. This 10-mile loop system of trails showcases a variety of terrain, ensuring excitement at every turn. As you glide through the snow, be prepared to feast your eyes on the majestic beauty of Kalispell Marsh, the winding Priest River, and the rugged peaks of the Selkirk Mountains.

Book Your Winter Cabin at Elkins Resort

Enjoy everything this year has to offer in Priest Lake with a stay at Elkins Resort. Whether you are looking for a romantic couple’s retreat or space for a large family vacation, our Priest Lake cabins are just what you’ve been looking for. Choose from 30 cedar cabins, ranging in size from studios to six bedrooms, each featuring the comforts of modern amenities and beautiful views of Northern Idaho. Picture-worthy spots in Priest Lake will be right outside your door! So, what are you waiting for? Book your winter vacation with Elkins Resort today!