Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (Jackson XC) is a nonprofit trails organization dedicated to providing cross country ski and snowshoe trails and to provide programs for all ages.

Ski Conditions


  • December 22, 2014 7:19am EST
  • Total Kilometers Open: 52.3
  • Machine Groomed Tracks: 42.7
  • Machine Groomed Skate Lanes: 42.7
  • Snowshoe Trails: 24
  • Predicted Wax: VR 40
  • Glide Wax: LF 8

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You can now find the Jackson Ski Touring Annual Newsletter on our website under the General Info Tab >Media Center > 2014/2014 Newsletter.  

We have a lot of exciting news to share, including new programs, clinics and events!

It's going to be a great season!


The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Our Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 02-0305906.

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Today's Scoop

 December 19, 2014

It is less than a week away until Christmas and the long awaited holiday recess. Let the countdown begin! Mother Nature sure has had a lot of early season tricks in her bag. We opened the day after Thanksgiving with 8”-10” inches of snow and have been gliding ever since. The recent week of mixed precipitation and warm temperatures haven’t slowed us down. Our groomers, or we like to refer to them as our magic makers, have not disappointed.  The conditions are surprisingly delightful, and there is still good coverage on the trails, especially in the higher elevations of Prospect Farm and the Hall Trail.  Our crew has been hard at work patching up any thin spots that have cropped up. 

The temperatures cooled down again last night and we were able to small machine groom the southern end of the Ellis River Trail (South Bound loop is closed) along with the Yodel, Eagle & Wentworth Fields and the Wave.  We will be freshening up the tracks and skate platform in Prospect Farm and South Hall tonight.  They will be ready to go for the weekend. I hope all are able to get up to JXN to enjoy.

We have a fun weekend planned. The Cocoa Café on the Ellis River Trail is open from 9:00-3:00 every weekend.  Be sure to stop by, warm by the fire, enjoy a delicious baked good from local bakeries, a cup of hot cocoa or just relax and enjoy the scenery. Guided snowshoe tours will be heading out on the trails at 10am & 1pm on Saturday and Sunday, and our ski school staff is, as always, standing by ready to teach you the skills, or help you improve upon your skills of the cross country skiing.  We will also be hosting a FREE waxing demo (Waxing 101) sponsored by Swix and Gorham Bike and Ski.  A great wax job has an enormous impact on your skiing experience.  Come learn from the best!  If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, be sure to stop into Gorham Bike & Ski.  They have lots of great gifts, ranging from wax, apparel, hats and gloves, to great ski packages.  A gift certificate to Jackson Ski Touring for day/season passes or lessons makes gift as well.

It’s also time to register for the White Mountain Classic 30K.  Until 1/5/2015 registration is only $50 for those who would like to race.  For the Touring Class; those who do not want to be timed and are looking to check off their bucket list that they were able to ski a 30K, registration is only $40.  Don’t miss out on the early registration fees.  To register, go to skireg.com and search for White Mountain Classic.  There will also be a direct link from our website coming soon. 

Hope to see you out on the trails!








Tuesday Trekkers

Date: 23 December 2014 13:00 to 15:00
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Wednesday 2-4-1

Date: 24 December 2014 08:00 to 16:00
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Free Waxing Clinic

Date: 24 December 2014 12:00 to 13:00
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Christmas Day

Date: 25 December 2014 08:00 to 16:00
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Snowshoe Nature Tour

Date: 26 December 2014 01:00 to 15:00
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Snowshoe Nature Tour

Date: 26 December 2014 10:00 to 12:00
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The full calendar of events is here.