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White Pine Nordic Center

Park City

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White Pine Nordic Center

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  • View from above, the Nordic center has a prime location.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • The Nordic center is located at Hotel Park City on the northwest side.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Getting fitted and geared up.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Starting off in the novice area at the White Pine Nordic Center.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Groomed trails at the White Pine Nordic Center.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Groomed trails at the White Pine Nordic Center.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Groomed trails at the White Pine Nordic Center.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Cross-country skiing is a great workout.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Groomed trails at the White Pine Nordic Center.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Beautiful sights in every direction from the White Pine Nordic Center.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Groomed trails at the White Pine Nordic Center.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • The McPolin Barn section.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Beautiful views from the White Pine Nordic Center.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • The intermediate area at the White Pine Nordic Center.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • The intermediate area at the White Pine Nordic Center.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Beautiful views from the White Pine Nordic Center.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Beautiful views from the White Pine Nordic Center.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Looking back at Park City Mountain Ski Resort, the largest in the U.S.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Hotel Park City.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Hotel Park City.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Park City Mountain Ski Resort.- White Pine Nordic Center
  • Returning the skis for the day.- White Pine Nordic Center
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Huge area. Lots of options for different skill levels. Gorgeous.
Cons: 
Can be crowded.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Total Distance: 
12.43 mi (20.00 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
6,833 ft (2,083 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
50 ft (15 m)
Trail type: 
There-and-back/Loop
Trail condition: 
Groomed
Trail Uses: 
X-Country Skiing
Dogs allowed: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Mixed precipitation throughout the day.
42°F
32°

Mon

Snow (2–5 in.) until afternoon, starting again in the evening.
41°F
31°

Tue

Mixed precipitation (2–4 in. of snow) starting in the afternoon.
44°F
26°

Wed

Snow (1–2 in.) throughout the day.
36°F
24°

Thu

Light snow (1–3 in.) throughout the day.
29°F
20°

Fri

Light snow (under 1 in.) in the morning and evening.
36°F
23°

Sat

Flurries in the morning.
41°F
19°
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The White Pine Nordic Center is located in the heart of Park City, and it offers people of all skill levels an incredible amount of tracked terrain to explore. Starting off at Hotel Park City, the tracks extend out in multiple directions on what is normally the golf course, and it even makes its way as far as the McPolin Barn area. There are 20 kilometers of track here that are reserved for cross-country skiers, so keep in mind there is no walking or snowshoeing allowed. White Pine Touring operates the track and offers guides, lessons, tuning, and rental equipment for anyone interested. There is a small retail shop if you forgot anything, and there is a rental service for skate-skis or a traditional cross-country set-up. If you have all your equipment, simply purchase a pass to access the tracks. 

The novice area is a short walk across Thaynes Canyon Road, and it is a 3 kilometer loop. The intermediate section can be accessed just outside the rental shop and is 5 kilometers long. McPolin Barn is accessed by the Farm Loop, which is 12 kilometers long, but the trek out there requires some serious endurance and skill. There are some solid climbs out that way.

The views are stellar, the setting is amazing, and the options are endless. Just like everything else in Park City it might cost a bit more than some other places, but you get it back in the quality of the overall experience. This place really is for everyone: You'll see first-timers and people that look like they are in training for a competition, but there is enough room for everyone. Check updated wax recommendations and trail reports here.

Backcountry Safety

Winter backcountry adventures can be dangerous outdoor activities that pose significant risks as conditions affecting safety (i.e. weather, snowpack stability, avalanche hazard) are constantly changing. Prior to engaging in these activities each individual should get the proper training to make safe decisions and be equipped to use avalanche safety resources and tools. Please visit our Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Safety post to learn more.

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