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Royal Gorge USA Cross Country Ski Resort

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Address: 9411 Hilside Dr., Soda Springs exit at Interstate 80, Soda Springs, CA
Phone Number: 800-500-3871
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The largest cross-country ski resort in the United States, Royal Gorge...

The largest cross-country ski resort in the United States, Royal Gorge challenges both beginner and advanced Nordic skiers and telemarkers.

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Amazing!

Largest cross country ski resort in North America. Truly breath taking. Has the authenticity of true Tahoe, in that it is low key, but boasts amazing views and trails. I have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Largest cross country ski resort in North America. Truly breath taking. Has the authenticity of true Tahoe, in that it is low key, but boasts amazing views and trails. I have been several times, and have never had a bad trail.

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El Cerrito, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was summer so no skiing, It is but it is back in the woods so nice and scenic. It was an exploratory trip for the upcoming winter.

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Daphne, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My friend and I took an introductory cross country lesson. We had taken one other lesson on this trip. It was my second time on skis of any kind and I felt so much improved with another lesson. The instructor was knowledgeable, patient and friendly. The lesson was well worth the extra money. Once you pay for the rental and... More 

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1 Thank JYGM
San Rafael, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

great vibe, HUGE netowork of trails, chill people. We rented a puka sled, which broke, and they were really cool about dealing with that.

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1 Thank Ben M
West Menlo Park, California
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It is great to see that Royal Gorge is now being managed well and that it still exists. I have been cross country skiing here for over 20 years and love the huge area to ski. Yesterday I skied on trails that I had never yet traversed. After a great three hour ski it is enjoyable to hang out in... More 

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

No water in warming hut we visited but glad to see snow in the Sierras so who is complaining Not all the trails open yet.

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Sunnyvale
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

World class trails and so much to ski and see. It will take you days to cover all the trails. Food in the lodge is great. The ski area is actually owned by the Truckee Donner Land Trust after raising more than $10M to buy it out of bankruptcy. Previous 2 owners ran it into the ground. Sugar Bowl is... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

We used to ski at Royal Gorge frequently when we lived in California and this is the first time we have been back in over 10 years. During this time, natural disasters (fire) and financial difficulties took their toll. The resort, boasting the largest groomed cross country track system in North America, was recently purchased by a neighboring downhill ski... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The mountains, the trees, the canyons... All make for amazing views while enjoying cross country skiing. The area is gorgeous; it makes it feel like no workout at all - just an enjoyable trip through the forest. Staff is always great. The rentals are top quality. The lessons are a great value and really help.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was my first trip to Royal Gorge. It is huge -- the trails go on forever. You could come back many times and not cover all the trails. It's a bad year for snow, but the skiing was still great! The trails were well-maintained, and the trail signs and maps make sense. The workers were cheerful and helpful.

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