Blaine County Recreation District (BCRD) invites the community to Nordic ski and snowshoe for free on all BCRD winter trails on Saturday,
BCRD grooms and maintains over 200 kilometers of Nordic ski and snowshoe trails throughout the Wood River Valley, including 60-plus kilometers of trails at community-owned Galena Lodge; the 31-kilometer Harriman Trail; 22 kilometers of trails Quigley Nordic, just
minutes from downtown Hailey; and the 32-kilometer Wood River Trail, which is always free to enjoy. A map of all BCRD’s winter trails can be found at https://wintertrailink.bcrd.org.
With an increase in skiers and snowshoers enjoying the trails this season, BCRD asks that all users:
- Pick up their dog’s waste and dispose of it properly when skiing or snowshoeing on a dog-friendly trail.
- Be aware that walking is not allowed on any Nordic ski or snowshoe trail, with the exception of the Wood River Trail. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available at gear shops in Hailey, Ketchum, and at Galena Lodge.
- Stay flexible in their plans, including having a backup plan in case their preferred parking lot is full, as may happen on busy days.
- Be kind and courteous to other trail users.
This year, Mountain Rides is offering its Ride n’ Glide bus service for free through Sunday, February 28. The Ride n’ Glide route runs from Ketchum to Galena Lodge on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with stops at the Sawtooth National Recreation Area headquarters,
Baker Creek Road, Prairie Creek Trailhead, and Galena Lodge. Note that face masks are required on the bus, and there is a limited capacity of 15 riders. For more information, visit mountainrides.org.
The Blaine County Recreation District is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing Blaine County’s quality of life by creating healthy, active recreational opportunities for all.