Jackson Ski Touring Foundation presents state of the art grooming on trails designed to suit every taste and ability, whether you prefer quiet striding through old growth New England forest or all out skate skiing and an international race course. You can visit on-trail destinations: the warming cabin and Cocoa Cabin on the Ellis River Trail and numerous eateries and pubs and inns. All this is contained within a charming New England village that takes pride in its long established traditions of great skiing and warm hospitality.
Foundation trails also connect with A.M.C. trails in Pinkham Notch and White Mountain National Forest backcountry adventure trails. The Foundation operates under a Special-Use Permit with the White Mountain National Forest, and with the cooperation of 76 private landowners, and the town of Jackson. The Foundation maintains a courtesy patrol to assist you on the trails if needed and rescue service staff trained and certified with the National Ski Patrol System (NSP). Everyone using the trails must purchase a trail pass or be a season pass holder.
Our educational programs include guided tours, technique workshops, children’s after school program, race volunteer workshops, use of sit-skis for disabled skiers, training for disabled skier guides, and waxing demonstrations.
The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation is a community based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, chartered in 1972 to maintain trails in and around the village of Jackson, NH. The “Foundation” maintains 150 km of trails that are considered by many to be the finest cross-country ski trails in the Eastern United States.
For more than 45 years, JSTF has worked to provide the best cross country skiing and snowshoeing experience anywhere. As a non-profit, this is what we do and this is our passion. We offer guests a family-friendly base lodge, top quality groomed cross-country skiing trails, purpose-built snowshoe trails, a superb ski school, fast and friendly service in our first-rate rental shop and a retail shop with excellent ski gear.
Though our mission remains the same as when we started back in 1972, times have changed a little over the past four decades and Jackson Ski Touring is also focused on addressing some of the social and environmental challenges we face today. Through the sport of cross country skiing and snowshoeing, JSTF strives to promote a healthy and active lifestyle working to combat obesity and health issues, reconnecting people with the natural world in this technological age, and protecting our natural resources through conservation easements and professionally developed forest stewardship plans.
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