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North Valley Trail is freshly groomed and ready for winter xc ski season!

Wendy Wilson on classic xc skis on the North Valley Trail

We received some timely new snow prior to the Christmas-New Years holiday, just in time to get the xc ski trails in the McCall area groomed for the public to enjoy.

There’s about 5+ miles of xc ski trails to explore south of McCall, starting at the Activity Barn and going out the North Valley Rail-Trail to Heinrich Lane. The trails are open to xc skiing, snowshoeing and snow-biking. There is no charge to use the trails. You can ski or ride a big loop in the snow-covered pastures by the Activity Barn, and then do an out-and-back experience on the North Valley Trail.

I snow-biked the full length of both trails on Saturday, Dec. 30, and the trails were nice and firm for snow-biking and all of the other activities. I saw people xc skiing, snow-biking, snow-shoeing and boot hiking. Everyone had a smile on their face on a sunny bluebird day with temperatures just below freezing. Pretty much ideal!

While you’re out by the Activity Barn, consider adding to the fun quotient by going tubing or sign up for a sleigh ride. 

We sure appreciate our volunteer snow-groomer who grooms the North Valley Trail on a regular basis. Donations are encouraged and appreciated to take care of grooming costs, fuel and upkeep. People can donate on our web site or send a contribution by mail, P.O. Box 233
McCall, ID 83638. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Thank you! Happy Trails!

Steve Stuebner with Valley County Pathways

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