The Blaine County Recreation District (BCRD) offers a wonderful Nordic trail system located on land bordering Lions Park in Hailey, Idaho as well as the extensive Wood River Trail system that runs through the east side of town.
Nordic Skiing Information
Croy Nordic is made possible because of the unique collaboration and partnership between the BCRD, the City of Hailey, the Croy Canyon Ranch Foundation, the Blaine County School District, the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, private land owners (the Simons family), and the Wood River Land Trust. South Valley Nordic skiing is an integral part of the fabric of active winter life in the Wood River Valley.
Nordic skiers will discover new, diverse terrain out picturesque Croy Canyon on over 7.5 kilometers of trails situated on eight different parcels of land generously provided by private landowners. Access and parking for Croy Nordic begins at Lion’s Park in Hailey. The system includes the BCRD yurt warming hut, a separate skiing area for dogs, and a rich blend of classic and skating terrain for all skill levels.
Croy Nordic is part of the 160-kilometer BCRD Trails Nordic ski system, one of the nation’s largest. Nordic ski trails are open from mid-November to late April, depending on snowfall. Ski rentals, instruction, guided tours and other activities and services are offered by BRCD, the Sun Valley Resort Nordic Center, and Galena Lodge. Online winter Trail Maps can be found here.
The BRCD sells Nordic ski passes for an endless array of groomed trails for both classic and skate skiers. Passes & new/rental ski equipment are available at:
BRCD Office, 1050 Fox Acres Road, Hailey (nordic trail passes)
Baldy Sports (new & used alpine, nordic ski equipment, clothing)
SNRA Headquarters, north of Ketchum (nordic trail passes)
Galena Lodge (nordic trail passes, nordic ski rentals)
Snowshoeing can be as intense or as relaxing as you chose to make it. It’s the perfect activity for families, groups of friends, work outings, or to do by yourself. Be sure to take a moment and enjoy your surroundings, listening to the peace of the snow-covered mountains around you. Snap some pictures. Relish the feeling of floating on powder. We hope to see you out there soon.