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This cross-country ski center has a full 40km of trails that wind through some of the largest Ponderosa Pine stands in the state.
Tucked into the San Francisco Peaks in the Coconino National Forest about 15 miles from downtown Flagstaff and only 60 miles south of the Grand Canyon. This Nordic oasis has most of the common attributes one would associate with a good cross country ski center anywhere else in the country. The village has a full 40km of non-redundant trails, more if you count portions of trails that you have to repeat to reach more distant loops. The trails wind through some of the largest Ponderosa Pine stands in the state with the ever-present aspen, the other dominant species in the area. Trails are named for terrain features found throughout the region, most of which are named after significant individuals and historic figures.
The Nordic Village is off-grid and a 'green' facility. The village produces its own power using solar and backup generators. We haul water and employ various water-saving techniques. All grooming snowmobiles have been replaced by less-polluting, more-efficient 4-stroke snowmobiles. And volunteers clean the highway near their facility as well as maintain aspen/elk ex-closure fencing. The fencing project is done in conjunction with the National Forest Service as part of an ongoing effort to save the aspen forests.
In addition to its strong local following, snow-starved skiers in the southwest regularly seek out this hidden gem in the mountains. Citizen racers and Birkie veterans will trek from Phoenix to find the Nordic Village a welcome reminder of winter they left behind.
Nordic Village Arizona
16848 U.S. 180
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 220-0550
Hours Of Operation:
Nordic Village Lodge Hours: Effective May 5th, 2017 – October 15th, 2017 Monday-Thursday: Lodge is Closed Friday-Sunday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Nordic Village Trail Hours: Open 24/7 May 5th, 2017 to October 15th, 2017.