It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the turkey dinner, and it wouldn’t be Ruff Wear without a few suggestions to burn off that turkey dinner.  Here is a list of dog-friendly Nordic trails in the U.S. and Canada courtesy of the Cross Country Ski Areas Association:



Flagstaff Nordic Center

Flagstaff, AZ

British Columbia

Mount Washington Resort Cross Country Ski Center

Mount Washington, BC

Nipika Mountain Resort

Invermere, BC

Silver Star Mountain Resort

Silver Star Mountain, BC

Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

Vernon, BC


Whistler Lost Lake Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails

Whistler, BC


Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler, BC


Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area

Sechelt, BC




Kirkwood XC Ski Area

Kirkwood, CA

Rock Creek Lodge

Mammoth Lakes, CA


Tahoe Cross Country  

Tahoe City, CA


Tamarack Lodge Resort

Mammoth Lakes, CA



Ashcroft XC

Aspen, CO

Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail System

Aspen, CO


Breckenridge Nordic Center

Breckenridge, CO


Crested Butte Nordic Center

Crested Butte, CO


Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Tabernash, CO


Frisco Nordic Center

Breckenridge, CO


Breckenridge Gold Run Nordic Center

Breckenridge, CO


Grand Lake Touring Center

Grand Lake, CO


Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center  

Winter Park, CO


Tennessee Pass Nordic Center

Leadville, CO



Galena Lodge

Ketchum, ID

Blaine County Recreation District North Valley Trails

Hailey, ID


Sun Valley Nordic Center

Sun Valley, ID

Jug Mountain Ranch

McCall, ID


Bethel Inn Nordic Ski Center at The Bethel Inn

Bethel, ME

Carter’s XC Ski Center

Bethel, ME


Five Fields Farm

Bridgton, ME


Harris Farm XC Ski Center

Dayton, ME


Sugarloaf Outdoor Center

Carrabassett Valley, ME


Sunday River XC Ski Center

Newry, ME


Rangeley Lakes Trails Center

Rangeley, ME



Notchview Reservation

Windsor, MA


Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center

Houghton, MI



Banadad Ski Trail by Boundary Country Trekking

Grand Marias, MN




Lone Mountain Ranch

Big Sky, MT


Stillwater Mountain Lodge & Nordic Center

Whitefish, MT


Homestake Lodge

Butte, MT


Glacier Outdoor Center

Glacier, MT

New Hampshire

Balsams Wilderness

Dixville Notch, NH

Bear Notch Ski Touring Center

Bartlett, NH

Bretton Woods Nordic Center

Bretton Woods, NH


Dexter’s Inn Trails by Norsk

Sunapee, NH

Gunstock XC and Snowshoeing Center

Gilford, NH


Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

Jackson, NH


Nordic Center at Waterville Valley

Waterville Valley, NH


New Jersey

High Point XC Ski Center

Sussex, NJ


New Mexico

Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Area

Red River, NM


New York

Garnet Hill Lodge XC Ski Center

North River, NY


Pineridge XC

Petersburgh, NY



Hiawatha Highlands

Sault Ste Marie, ON



Wanoga XC Ski Area

Bend, OR


White Pine Touring

Park City, UT


Panguitch Lake Adventure Resort

Panguitch Lake, UT



Blueberry Lake

East Warren, VT


Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Common, VT


Kingdom Trails/Burke XC

East Burke, VT


Memphremagog Ski Touring

Derby Line, VT


Mountain Top Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Center

Chittenden, VT


Stowe Mountain Resort

Stowe, VT


Leavenworth Winter Sports Club

Leavenworth, WA

Methow Valley Sport Trails Association  

Winthrop, WA


49 Degrees North Nordic Center

Chewelah, WA


Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Trails (Chelan Ranger District)

Chelan, WA


West Virginia

White Grass Touring Center

Davis, WV



Minocqua Winter Park

Minocqua, WI


Jackson Hole Nordic

Teton Village, WY

2 thoughts

  1. Thank you for pointing out this information, I was interested to see what trails might be listed in Minnesota but the information for my state doesn’t seem accurate. Boundary Country Trekking is located in Grand Marias, MN and as far as I can tell Bluefin Bay Resort is just a dog friendly hotel. I’ve never heard of any trails associated with it and as it’s situated right between Lake Superior and the highway I doubt I’m missing them. However, I’m sure there are dog friendly trails in the area.

    If you are interested in dog friendly skijor trails in Minnesota, Midwest Skijor lists some here: and the Minnesota DNR recommends Skijoring either on Public Golf courses or on frozen lakes.

    1. Thanks for updating us. We have to rely on third party resources for information beyond the places we’ve been. Maybe with the help of our customers, we can create a more accurate list. Thanks again.

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