Cross Country Skiing/Backcountry Ski Tours Snowmass Cross Country Ski Center: (970) 923-5700 The golf course at the center offers 10 kilometers of trails for skate skiing, classic cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. From the Snowmass Cross Country Center, there are paths up Snowmass Mountain and to the Aspen golf course where the Aspen Cross Country Center is located. Stop by for rentals, a lesson, or to set up a tour with our staff of Nordic experts. Snowmass XC Ski Center Aspen Cross Country Ski Center: (970) 925-2145, Nordic Hotline (970)-429-2039 Located on 60 km of free trails of the Aspen Snowmass Nordic Trail System, the center is a convenient spot to demo gear, take a lesson or head out on a guided tour. After skiing, you can relax in our lounge with hot beverages, snacks, cross country videos and reading material. Aspen XC Center Ashcroft: (970).925-1044 For Information on rentals and lessons, call 970-925-1971.Located 12 miles above Aspen in the upper reaches of spectacular Castle Creek Valley, the ski area offers excellent terrain for all levels of Nordic skiers. Thirty-five kilometers of meticulously groomed trails wind across 600 acres in the sub-alpine valley surrounding the Ghost Town of Ashcroft, a turn-of-the-century mining town designated on the National Register of Historical Places. At an elevation of 9,500 feet, Ashcroft Ski Touring operates out of the historic King Cabin at the end of Castle Creek Road. At the Nordic center, you may rent classic cross-country ski equipment, skate ski gear, or snowshoes. Individual and group lessons, as well as snowshoe and ski tours are available every day. Reward yourself with a spectacular dining experience at the Pine Creek Cookhouse. For reservations (required) call 970-925-1044. Ashcroft Ski Touring.