East Fork of Mink Creek Nordic Center
Located just 7 miles outside of Pocatello, ID East Mink Creek Nordic center is a dedicated nordic ski and snowshoe area. It is run and operated by the City of Pocatello through a special use permit with the United States Forest Service and through volunteer services of the Pocatello Cross-Country Ski Foundation (PXCSF). It hosts approximately 25K of groomed classic and skate trails.
Trail pass is required to ski at the area regardless of day or hour
Trail passes are required 24/7. Rules apply 24/7 including designated dog trails and walking on groomed trails. We appreciate your help to keep the groomed trails in excellent condition by using them appropriately and supporting them financially.
Season passes are on sale at the City Parks and Recreation Offices. It is important that season pass holders sign-in at the yurt with each use, as this provides us with documentation of the necessary use numbers to justify the area staying open. There is also a red fee box located at the entrance to the trails for trail use when there is no attendant.
Trails are typically groomed daily by city employees or PXCSF volunteers. Everyone utilizing the groomed trails needs to pay the daily trail fee or hold a season pass. Every parking area has a fee box for mid week and night use. Friday-Sunday 9am-5pm please pay in the rental office near the main parking lot.
If no one is staffing the A-frame, simply put payment in red “Donation” box near parking lot. To reduce costs, the honor system is in place. Please be honest. The survival of the area depends on it. Wouldn’t you like to see the area get better? Leveler trails, grooming machinery maintained, new structures, lights…? The growth potential is endless, but we need your help. Grooming isn’t free even with volunteer groomers.