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Snowshoeing in the Vail Valley

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Hit the Trails, Vail Valley Style

If you love to hike or trail run in the summer, then snowshoeing is the winter sport for you.  Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the rugged backcountry of the Rocky Mountains or the great views from Vail or Beaver Creek resorts, all while getting a great workout.  Take a partner or a whole group on your trek; either way, you are in for a spectacular day in the mountains.

Vail Valley Snowshoeing Options

Vail Nordic Center

Location: Vail Golf Course in Vail, CO

Snowshoeing Trails: 10 km.

The Vail Nordic Center is one of two regulated Nordic areas in the Vail Valley and offers easy, intermediate, and difficult terrain.

McCoy Park

Location: Beaver Creek Resort

Snowshoeing Trails: 32 km.

The Nordic Center and McCoy Park is an exclusive feature of Beaver Creek Resort and lends to some of the most stunning views in the Valley.

Other Snowshoeing Options

  • Guided tours by local businesses
  • Shamrock Shuffle snowshoe race
  • Eagle-Vail Golf Course
  • White River National Forest
  • Dozens of snowshoeing trails throughout the Vail Valley

Before You Hit the Trails...

Make sure you have the proper equipment and clothing when embarking on any trails in the Vail Valley.  Please read through these safety guidelines and regulations for winter recreation, and don’t forget to have fun!  There are many shops available for equipment rental or clothing purchase to help you hit the snow in style and in charge.

Fall in Love with the Vail Valley Lifestyle!

A man and a woman standing between evergreen trees on a snowshoe trail.

Whether you are a local or visiting, you may not be aware of all the opportunities awaiting you.  Our goal is to provide details about the trails — and even a few photos of what you may expect!

Our source for many of the specifics of the trails was provided by our local Ranger Stations.  Our photos are a collection from various people enjoying these trails, and if you are out enjoying the land and would like to share your photos, please email us at

We're Happy to Be a Resource

We know the Vail Valley and the real estate market inside and out, so we have a large collection of local resources to help you get to know this wonderful area.

We mentioned the Vail Golf Course and Beaver Creek Resort briefly, but you can find out more information about these popular locations on our Vail Valley community guides. These areas offer even more outdoor activities, so we invite you to check them out for yourself (or give us a call and we'll give you the details).

If you have any questions about winter activities, resort real estate, or the Vail Valley in general, please don't hesitate to contact us. We have everything you need to know!