Nordic Village offers variety of family-friendly winter sports

Nordic Village
Cross-country skiers enjoy the best snow conditions in years at the Flagstaff Nordic Center’s Nordic Village. Photo courtesy of Flagstaff Nordic Center.

If you’re looking to take advantage of all the snow that has fallen in northern Arizona this winter, Flagstaff Nordic Center‘s Nordic Village, 15 miles north of Flagstaff on Highway 180, offers a broad variety of family-friendly winter sports.

With more than two feet of snow on the San Francisco Peaks at 8,000 feet and almost three feet on higher trails, conditions are ideal for hitting the slopes—or for families with kids of all ages to just get out and play in the snow.

All of Nordic Village’s multi-use/snowshoe/snow biking or cross-country ski trails are open and ready for visitors. Equipment rentals are available at the lodge.

“The conditions out here are as good as they get,” says Nordic Village crew member Tuesde White. “We haven’t seen conditions like these since the great snow of 2010.” White notes that she has had “the pleasure of witnessing countless first-time cross-country skiers having the time of their lives out on our trails. And don’t forget to bring your sunglasses!”

The Nordic Village will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thurdays through Sundays. The ski area is open until 7 p.m. on Fridays, including Friday Night Bonfires. Discounted day passes are available at Babbitt’s Backcountry Outfitters in downtown Flagstaff.

For more information, call the Flagstaff Nordic Center at 928-220-0550 or visit

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