Nordic Programs & Events

Nordic Programs:

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Nordic Program

Blaine County Recreation District

The BCRD plays a very important role in maintaining and advocating for a vibrant trail system in our community. The BCRD manages and maintains the Wood River Trail, helps to support the Harriman Trail, and manages over 160 kilometers of some of the best Nordic Trails in the world every winter. In addition, the BCRD owns Galena Lodge and works to support the Galena trail system in the amazing Sawtooth National Recreation Area.Under a new partnership with the BLM, the BCRD Wood River Valley Trails Coordinator also supports the Croy Creek Trail system and manages to Sun Valley Region Summer Trails Portal, a complete source for trail status, maps, and community information!

The Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center

This stunning facility is located at the 58,000 square-foot Sun Valley Club in the backyard of the world famous Sun Valley Lodge and features a restaurant, lounge, bar and locker rooms, along with equipment repair, rental and storage. Indoor virtual golf also adds to the list of extras. They offer private and group lessons.

Galena Lodge

Galena Lodge is a community owned day-lodge nestled in the Rocky Mountains 23 miles north of Sun Valley Resort and Ketchum, Idaho. It is surrounded by some of the best cross country skiing in the nation. Extending right from our doorstep is the North Valley Trail System with over 50 kilometers of immaculately groomed trail for both skate and classic skiing. What makes this trail system so nice? First of all, it's laid before the gorgeous backdrop of the Boulder Mountains - 10,000 ft peaks that glisten above the lodge presenting consistently amazing scenery. Secondly, the terrain offers variety for all abilities from first-time skiers to experts. We have several very mellow loops from the lodge for beginners. Additionally, the majority of the Harriman Trail (a 30-km trail from Galena Lodge to the SNRA near Ketchum) is flat or gradually rolling with great views. That being said, the more comfortable you get on your skis, the more fun to be had. We have long challenging climbs with screaming descents, fun corners, and consistent grade changes. Frankly, it's as good as it gets. The BCRD (Blaine County Recreation District) maintains and grooms these trails impeccably - not to mention that the dry Idaho air and high elevations combine to almost guarantee several months of deep, packed powder conditions! If cross-country skiing isn't your style, Galena Lodge has an extensive system of snowshoe trails for all abilities with beautiful views! Visit our web site for more information!

Nordic Events:

Sun Valley Nordic Festival
Saturday, January 30 thru February 7 2015 Join us for our annual celebration of NordicTownUSA.  See the official lineup and press release for this great annual event! Visit

Guided Full Moon Snowshoe Tours & Nordic Skiing
Snowshoe tours are $15. Call (208) 622-2250 for more event information.