XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

For cross-country skiers, there are five backcountry yurts operated by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation near the Idaho City Park N ‘Ski Ares, northeast of Idaho City.  They are about an hour from Boise and are situated on an extensive cross-country ski trail system. 


For more information about cross-country skiing opportunities visit:  Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.

Additonal information from Ride McCall website

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing Areas

  • Cascade Ranger District and Office
  • Emmett Ranger District and Office
  • Idaho City Ranger District and Office
  • Beaver Creek Rental Cabin
  • Edna Creek Campground - reserve
  • Whoop Um Up Equestrian Campground
  • Whoop Um Up Park N' Ski
  • Lowman Ranger District and Office
  • Bull Trout Lake Campground & Group sites - reserve
  • Elk Creek Guard Station - Rental Cabins
  • Warm Springs Guard Station - Rental Cabin
  • Mountain Home Ranger District and Office
  • Shafer Butte CG and Group sites - reserve - TENT

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities