Snowshoeing

In addition to Jackson's dedicated, self-guided, purpose-built snowshoe trails, Jackson has 2 hr Guided Snowshoe Tours with local historian and naturalist Peter Minnich - every Tuesday from 1 - 3 pm, every Saturday at 10 am and 1 pm, and every Sunday at 10 am.  Cost of tour - only $10. 

Check our Calendar of Events for frequent Instructional Guided Snowshoe Nature Tours and our weekly Tuesday Trekkers social snowshoe tour.

Snowshoe trail tickets $10.  Rentals $12.  We have kids rental snowshoes too!

We rent MSR snowshoes with universal binding to fit your outdoor footwear.

Jackson has long been known for it winter activities. Snowshoes have been used as tools by local residents for decades. The Foundation maintains trails specifically designated for snowshoeing. Trails lead from the Touring Center to Nestlenook Farm and advanced adventures can be found in the upper elevations of Prospect Farm and in the National Forest trails on our system.  Ask at the information desk for advice and maps.

Try our Eskergo Snowshoe Trail.  It parallels the Ellis River Trail from Jackson XC to the Hot Chocolate Cabin.  Your friends might be skiing but you can still meet them for a cup of hot chocolate at the Cabin.  Then explore the Thirsty Owl and Moosabunga Loop on your way back to Jackson.  You can now snowshoe on the Sprucewood Path from the Village to the Eagle Fields.  Explore Jackson's Flume Loop and see this scenic glacial feature.  Take a trek from the Touring Center on the Mirror Lake Path to view Mirror Lake and explore the glacial terrain and see large conifers.

In 2012 several km of snowshoe trails were added to the Holcombe property at the end of Carter Notch Road.  In 2013 trails were added that wander through the forest adjacent to our International Race Course.  These not only provide excellent opportunitites for trekking on your own, but allow spectators to view competitors on competition days.