Classic Skiing
Hit your stride on the snow.
Km Groomed
About Classic Skiing at Royal Gorge

At Royal Gorge, classic cross-country skiing provides a unique opportunity to glide through a pristine winter wonderland under your own power. Enjoy the serenity of the wilderness on miles of groomed, tracked trails while getting a phenomenal aerobic workout. Traditional or classic cross-country skiing is performed both on ungroomed terrain, as well as on trails that have been groomed and tracked with parallel grooves cut into the snow. With this method, each ski is pushed forward independently from the other in a striding motion, alternating foot to foot. Skiers use poles to assist them, with poles planted opposite the forward-striding foot.

Royal Gorge offers:

  • State-of-the-art equipment rentals
  • Daily group lessons with experienced instructors
  • Terrain for all ability levels from first-timers through advanced striders
  • Dog-friendly trails
Explore Royal Gorge
Offering over 140km of trails across 6 distinct track systems for you to explore.
Rentals
Rentals
A full fleet of ski and snowshoe rentals are available at the Summit Station Lodge, ready for you to hit the trails.
All Day XC Rental Package
$30
Other rentals and packages available.
Lessons
Lesson Packages
Our team of seasoned, professional instructors are at the ready to help you learn this great sport.
Adult (13+) -$70
Child (6-12) -$49

Packages Include Trail Pass, Rentals and Lesson. Other lessons and packages available.

Warming Huts
Warming Huts
Nine classic warming huts are scattered across Royal Gorge's 148.6 trail network. Stop by any of the huts to take in the views or even grab a bit to eat along the trail at the Wildy Hut.
Skate Ski Events:
Wednesday, December 27
Vendor Demo @ Village Station
Friday, December 29
Free Waxing Clinic
Friday, December 29
Vendor Demo @ Summit Station
Trail Passes
Trail Passes
Access the largest cross country resort in North America with an affordable trail pass. Passes can be purchased at Summit Station or the Van Norden trailhead. Please check the conditions report prior to your arrival. Royal Gorge is open daily from #ops_hours#.
Add Day Trail Pass
Children (0-12), Super Senior (75+) Ski Free
Adult (23 - 64)
$36
Young Adult (13-22, Senior(65-75)
$30
Dog Pass
$5
Afternoon Trail Pass - Begins at 1:00pm
Children (0-12), Super Senior (75+) Ski Free
Adult (23 - 64)
$30
Young Adult (13-22, Senior(65-75)
$24
Dog Pass
$5

*Holiday rates apply 12/23/17- 1/7/18, 1/13/18-1/15/18, 2/17/18-2/25/18.