Take a break from the slopes and explore Summit County’s endless beautiful this winter with a snowshoe adventure!
Skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only ways to enjoy the outdoors in Summit County during the winter. At Norski Sports we offer daily snowshoe rentals to allow our guests to enjoy the outdoors, without the need of prior experience or an expensive lift ticket! Not sure where to snowshoe? Our team of local experts is always happy to share their favorite winter time trails around Summit County, Colorado.
Daily Rate: $22
Daily Rate with snowboard boots: $41.99
We offer snowshoe rentals for all ages! Snowshoe rentals include snowshoes, walking poles, and instruction on how and where to use them. We also have snowboard boots available to rent to use as a snow boot and keep your feet warm and dry during the day. In addition to to snowshoes and snowboard boots we also have jackets and pants available for rental as well. Please click below to see jacket and pant rentals.
Snowshoe Adventures in the Keystone Area
Keystone Gulch Road
Keystone Gulch Road is located just beyond the Mountain House base area of Keystone. It is possible to walk here from most lodging in Keystone, however most will probably want to save their energy and utilize the trail head parking or take the Keystone yellow bus to get here. Once at the start of the Gulch road you’ll be able to hike along the backside of Keystone Resort. After about 2 1/2 miles you will arrive at the base of the Santiago and Ruby lifts at North Peak. Beyond this you can head to the Outback portion of Keystone Resort or make a right and head up the West Ridge trail. The difficulty of this snow shoe is solely controlled by how far you go, head back whenever you’re getting tired!
Peru Creek Trail – Montezuma, Colorado
Located east of Keystone in the (very) small town of Montezuma the Peru Creek Trail is a popular hiking trail in the summer but is relatively isolated in the winter. Peru Creek Trail is accessed by driving up Montezuma Road until you see signs for Peru Creek trail head parking. From the trail head this snowshoe adventure like many around the area is an out and back hike. The Peru Creek trail features steep mountain views as well as old mining features!
Lily Pad Lake – Silverthorne, Colorado
Lily Pad Lake is a heavily trafficked hiking trail that can be accessed from either the Buffalo Mountain trailhead in Silverthorne or from exit 203 off I-70 in Frisco, trail head signage will be seen at the second exit on the roundabout. Lily Pad Lake is a 3.3 mile out and back hike with minimal elevation gain. The hike winds around the base of Buffalo Mountain, offering excellent views of Lake Dillon and Summit County as you make your way to the Lake. You won’t find any Lily Pads in the winter but the banks of this snow covered lake make for a great spot to soak in the sun before heading back down the trail.
Keystone Nordic Center
Located at the Keystone River Golf Course is the Keystone Nordic Center. The Nordic Center offers a multi-use trail network for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The Keystone Nordic Center has a variety of amenities available for guests including bathroom facilities, on-site staff, and soup buffet. The Keystone Nordic Center is open daily 9am – 4pm, December – March, weather permitting. Daily trail use fee is $17.