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Southeast Idaho X-C Ski & Snowshoe Locations
Season Rentals
Resort Deals
Southeast Idaho X-C Ski & Snowshoe Locations
Season Rentals
Resort Deals
Southeast Idaho X-C Ski & Snowshoe Locations

Season Rentals

The ORC offers a wide range of season rentals. Season rental options are available for Adult and Jr X-C Skis (skate & classic), Alpine Skis, Snowboards, Alpine Touring Skis, and Avi packages. There are limited options available for Split-board rentals. Due to the low inventory numbers, the ORC cannot offer season rentals for performance/demo skis.


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  • Prepaid
  • Customers can keep the items for the season and they must be returned by April 15th.
  • Customers are responsible for any damages beyond normal wear and tear including base damage, loss due to theft, breakages, etc.
  • No Refunds for early returns or not using the equipment.


PackageIncludedPrice for the Season
Alpine Ski Package(Skis, Boots, Poles)$199
Alpine Ski Jr. Package(Skis, Boots, Poles)$99
Snowboard Package(Board, Boots, Bindings)$199
Snowboard Jr. Package(Board, Boots, Bindings)$99
Nordic Ski Package(Skis, Boots, Poles)$175
Nordic Jr Package(Ski, Boots, Poles)$99
Alpine Touring Ski Package(Skis, Boots, Poles, Skins)$250
Avi Package(Beacon, Probe, Shovel)$99

Resort Deals

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Discount Kelly Canyon Season Pass for BYUI Students

  • $299 + Tax
  • Purchase at the ORC
  • Good Opening Day to Closing Day
  • Blackout Dates: December 16 to January 2
  • Includes one full-day “Buddy Pass.”
  • Nontransferable
  • Non Refundable
  • Must have a current BYUI Student ID to purchase
  • Pick up passes at Kelly Canyon

If you are unable to come to the ORC to purchase Season Passes, you may purchase them online.

Purchase Season Pass*

*Use Code "BYUI" at checkout.

Kelly Canyon Discount Lift Tickets will be available at the ORC this winter—more details to follow.

Southeast Idaho X-C Ski & Snowshoe Locations

The Outdoor Resource Center offers a complete line-up of Nordic Skis from Rossignol. If you are learning, we have beginner-friendly waxless cross-country skis. Want to take your skiing off-trail? Ask us about our metal-edged skis. Interested in skiing on a more traditional ski but don't want the hassle of using kick wax? Try out our R-skins. Want to take your fitness level up a notch? Try our skate skis. Whatever your desire, we can outfit you for all your winter adventures. Don't forget the kids. We have skis for the youngest skiers up to adults. If your kids can't ski, ask us about one of our tow-behind ski trailers that will help you get your little ones outside this winter.

If you are unsure about your ski, boot, and pole size, use this handy sizing chart.

Freeman Park & Tautphaus Park in Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls generally has snow from December through March, though this can vary seasonally.

**Trails need a good 4" hard-packed snow base before grooming.

During winter, Parks and Recreation employees work hard to keep trails groomed for cross-country skis, fat bikes, and walking Trails. Trails are groomed at Freeman Park and Tautphaus Park. Either can be used anytime during the week or weekend and is free. They will be groomed for the entire winter, depending on snow conditions. You can help maintain the trails by following a few simple rules:

Rules for Using Trails:  - Fat Bikes and Walkers stay to the right - DON'T Cross Country ski on the bike/walking trail - Cross Country Ski to the LEFT  - DON'T walk/ride in Cross Country Ski trail - Keep dogs from running on the trail (on the side in the deeper snow is perfect) - Clean up after your dog(s)!  Scoop that poop and take it with you!   - Stay out of the middle of the trail 

Please remember to respect others and use the trails for their intended use. Cross-country skiers should use the grooved trails, while cross-country skaters, fat bikers, and walkers should all use the flat groomed path to the side.

Groomed Trails

Groomed trails are open to:

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fat Biking
  • Snow Skating
  • Winter Walking

Trails are generally groomed on Monday, Wed, and Fri., depending on snow and weather conditions.

Maps are an estimate

Freeman Park Trail Map

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Tautphaus Park Trail Map

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Forest Service Land Around Kelly Canyon

There is excellent free xc-skiing, snowshoeing, and fat biking on your public lands, up Forest Road 218, just beyond Kelly Canyon Resort. IFSC and the US Forest Service collaborate on weekly grooming (classic and skate) on several trails. There are two warming huts on these Forest Service roads at Morgan Summit and Kelly Mountain. Kelly Mountain Warming Hut can be booked online for overnight stays. A designated area below the Kelly Resort parking lot is free for day and overnight use. Please note that there are NO dogs allowed on these Forest Service trails. This free, groomed skiing and riding on your public lands compliments USFS Palisades Ranger District and IFSC.

Teton Lakes Golf Course, Rexburg

30-min north of Idaho Falls, Teton Lakes provides both skate and classic loops that are fun, well-groomed, and conveniently located. Doug keeps the place buffed out, and the snow there is often good when Idaho Falls snowfall is not. Check it out! Free!

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Twin Bridges Park, Madison County

Twin Bridges Park is on a 31-acre plot of pristine land rich with wildlife on the South Fork of the Snake River. Madison County developed the park. Winter Recreation Trails were started in 2022. Twin Bridges is located off the Lyman-Archer-Ririe Highway. Twin Bridges Map

Twin Bridges recently added two groomed trails for winter recreation

  • ALL parking is at the south entrance (just south of the main).
  • No motorized vehicles are allowed in the park until the main gates open (weather-dependent).
  • Each trail is approximately 1.25 miles long and has marked start and finish signs.
  • Trails are groomed regularly.
  • There is no day-use fee.
  • Under video surveillance

Pocatello (East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center)

The City of Pocatello operates the Nordic Center along with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and volunteers from the Pocatello Cross-Country Ski Foundation (PXCSF). Operated under a special use permit through the USFS, it hosts approximately 20k of groomed skate and classic ski trails, separate snowshoe trails, and a sledding hill. These folks groom like crazy, run ski classes, races, potlucks, you name it. $4-$9/day, depending on age.

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Teton Valley (Victor-Driggs Area)

The Teton Valley Trails and Pathways (TVTAP) organization and the USFS Teton Basin Ranger District have gone nuts over the last ten years developing a truly world-class Nordic ski region. Check out all the cool areas they groom and all the activities they sponsor. Best snow/track in the country! Free, but support the cause with a $10/day, $75/season, and $25/dog pass TVTAP donation!

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Harriman State Park

Harriman has historically been one of the most beautiful areas in the West to cross-country ski, especially if you like swans. They get dumped on a lot between grooming, so you might want to call before heading up with just your skate skis. $5 parking fee (or Idaho Parks sticker) plus a $5 winter access fee (to support their grooming).

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Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Ashton Island Park Ranger District

Park and Ski passes are required from November 15 to April 30. They can be purchased at the BYU-Idaho Outdoor Resource Center. For more information on the Park N' Ski program, visit Park-N-Ski Idaho.

Our great public land managers at the US Forest Service groom several areas throughout the Ashton and Island Park area. Great snow and superb vistas. Canyon Rim, Bear Gulch, and Mesa Falls (Lower and Upper) are fantastic destinations and offer beautiful vistas. Have you ever seen these falls in the winter? You need to. You'll need a Park N' Ski permit ($25 annual) to park at the plowed trailheads. Free skiing compliments of our great FS folks.

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Craters of the Moon National Monument

This area provides a unique Nordic skiing experience and is well-groomed by the NPS. There is no place quite like it, especially in the late season when the sun is out and nobody is around – magical! No entrance fees in the winter!

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West Yellowstone, Rendezvous Ski Trails, USFS Boundary Trail

The Rendezvous Ski Trails system in West Yellowstone is still the region's Cadillac of cross-country ski areas. With 35 km of immaculately groomed trails in beautiful rolling forested terrain, this is the place to go if you want to get serious. They usually have snow (and cold temps!) before everyone else in the country, typically by Thanksgiving. Be prepared to have Olympic skiers/biathletes leave you in the dust! Support West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation (WYSEF). $8 daily pass (Free Heel and Wheel) and worth it! Also, if you want to bring your dog, check out the USFS-groomed boundary trail.

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For other Nordic Ski Areas in Idaho visit: XC Skiing/Snowshoeing Idaho