Trail Report

Updated daily during the season

Jan. 24, 6:30 am

Quail, flying.

It was a dark and windy night, and groomers hit the trail early and stayed out for some long routes in the Village and Ellis River Corridor trails. Prospect Farm, where there was more packed powder to begin with had a reduced grooming route last night; we just regroomed Boggy Brook which is being used for the self-timed Freeman Frost White Mountain Classic, and left the other trails undisturbed from their good Saturday afternoon condition. The Ellis River grooming was extended to the Kellogg junction; and we groomed the Maple Mountain loop. All three groomers report “debris”(sticks) in the trail from the wind; they removed big items when they could, but there will be branches that fell after grooming, we will pick them up as we can, and we welcome any “stick tossing” you can add to the effort.

Freeman Frost White Mountain Classic Race/Tour: This is a self-timed event,  14 or 21 K; on a pre-set course over 9 days;  Jan. 23-31. The course is “out and back” on Boggy for 3 laps for a full 21K.  Registration is on SkiReg. Season passholders, note the reduced rate (use coupon code: JXNseasonpass) AND think about how you can ski the course repeatedly, if you are interested in seeing if you can improve your time.

JacksonXC is now taking reservations for the next 4-session programs – programs do fill up, so call if you are interested.

  • Intermediate Skate(Fridays: Feb. 5,12,19, 26), 9:30 to 11 am.
  • Masked Ladies! On Boggy Brook Trail, Jan. 22.

    Beginner Skate (Fridays: Feb. 5,12,19, 26), 11:15 to 12:30 pm.

  • Classic sessions (refine your technique; plus climbing/descending hills) (Sundays, Feb. 7,14,21. 28; 10 – 11:30)

Call for details and to reserve a spot. $150 per series ($100/season passholder)


The Touring Center ticket window and office opens at 8 am.

Covid operating notes:
  1. Masks (face coverings that cover the nose and mouth) are required whenever you will be indoors or in the near vicinity of the building, while skiing on Federal (White Mountain National Forest) land; and at all other times outdoors when you can not consistently maintain 6′ distancing, which includes most of your time in the parking lot. DETAIL: Per the recent Executive Order, all persons (not just employees) need to be wearing masks while on Federal Lands.  This includes skiing on Forest Service Trails.  Trails that are in the National Forest include many of the Prospect Farm and Ellis River Trail network trails. 
  2. Tickets are available at an outdoor ticket window (located on back patio). Reservations are not needed.
  3. Rentals are paid for at the Ticket Window; you will be given rental forms to fill out. Bring your completed form and the receipt to the Rental Door where parties will be served one at a time. It is helpful to know your European shoe size.
  4. The lodge is not open for “booting up” or dining.  Gorham Bike & Ski is open for ski sales and service; restrooms are available.

Care for the trails:
Please do not bare-boot (otherwise known as “just walking”) on the ski trails. Today’s footprints can become permanent divots that impede future grooming.  Also please do not walk and/or exercise dogs on trails where they are not allowed, this includes no dogs on the golf course.  Thank you.

You may purchase season passes online or over the phone (or in-person.) If you have last year’s pass we will provide you with “date stickers” to update it for this season. For new passes send us a picture ([email protected]) and we will print it for you (please identify your pictures!)

Adult Seasonal Rental Option: JacksonXC is offering a limited number of adult touring packages (skis, boots, poles) on a seasonal rental basis.  The cost is $225 and the equipment needs to be return by March 31, 2021.  If you are interested, please contact the Rental Shop by calling: 603-383-9355 X101 or send an email to: [email protected]

JacksonXC is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.
Contributions from donors like you allow us to go beyond the ordinary in terms of youth programs, an extensive trail network and a greater diversity of trail experiences than a traditional business model would allow. You can help by joining many of your fellow skiers and making a contribution today.

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XC skiing is an outdoor activity, so changes of weather, environmental changes, and unforeseen circumstances can lead to changes and deviations from our plans, and from our latest observations.

XC skiing is an outdoor activity, so changes of weather, environmental changes, and unforeseen circumstances can lead to changes and deviations from our plans, and from our latest observations.