Pocatello Nordic Skiing Trail Information

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. Friday-Sunday 9am-5pm please pay in the rental office near the main parking lot. 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. If no one is staffing the A-frame, simply put payment in red fee box near parking lot or Creek Side parking spots. To reduce costs, the honor system is in place. 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 even during mid-week and night use.    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.

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  1. This is not an April Fools joke even though it seems strange to be able to groom 4-6″ of new snow with the PistenBully at this time of year. Lance groomed everything this morning with the PB except Upper Canyon. He said: The upper trails were pretty much gone again. A foot or so and heavy drifting covered everything. Most trails got a single pass down the middle with both wings down and classic track set on the right.
    I didn’t do upper canyon. There were a lot of moose tracks. The deer seem to be moving back in, there are a lot of fresh tracks.
    Highly recommend right now: Ermine, Deer Trail.
    Enjoy full coverage on all the trails and fresh grooming!

  2. Phil groomed creek side, ermine race course this morning. People skiing race course need to take care as there is a moose hanging around in sage loop to upper canyon. Thanks to Phil for a significant effort!

  3. Touched up the skate lane around the race loop, creekside, and ermine. The trails are in excellent shape for ANY time of the year! Do watch out for the moose – it was hanging around the sage loop and did look a little awkward as it fumbled through the deeper snow…..41 degrees and sunny at 5:30 pm 3/28/23

  4. From Lance who groomed with the PB this morning: I groomed everything except Jack Rabbit. There is a moose on Sage Loop that came down from Upper Canyon. It looks skinny and stressed.
    Above Ermine there was 10″+
    At the base there was 3-4″
    Everything got skate and 90% got classic track too. It groomed out pretty nice. Sage got the worst grooming because I was having technical difficulties and couldn’t get the tiller spinning after stopping for the moose.

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