QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: Not sure
- Trail Mileage: (very roughly) 6ish
- Pets: no
- Difficulty: easy, with a couple of hills
- Sights: field, forests, Lost Valley ski area
This is a wonderful place to x-c ski. It is quiet, peaceful, and well-groomed by volunteers from the Auburn Nordic Ski Association. You can park at the Lost Valley Ski Area or, if you’re a club member, at the lot off of Perkins Ridge Road. The trails are mostly easy, with a couple of hills. The association asks that you buy a $10 day pass from the front desk at the downhill ski lodge. If you’re a member of the association, you can use the trails for free.
The ski trails are groomed for both classic and skate skiing. There are also snowshoe trails! I didn’t get the chance to do these yet so they’re not marked on my map. You can see them on the ANSA map, though.
Directions: To reach the x-c trails from the Lost Valley Ski Area lodge, head past the two chairlifts and start climbing up Squirrel Run (the farthest ski run to the right, if you’re looking up the mountain). The trails head off to the right, roughly half way up the snow tube run on your left. Or, if you’re a member, you can park with the other nordic skiers at the lot off Perkins Ridge Road, roughly .85 miles from the intersection with W. Auburn Road.