As a nonprofit organization, the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (Jackson XC) provides recreational and competitive opportunities for cross country skiing and snowshoeing that enrich lives and promote healthy lifestyles for all.
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.