X Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing
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Sibley Lake Ski Trails
The Sibley Lake Ski Trails has approximately 15 miles of groomed trails that average from 7700’ to 8400’ in elevations. The system offers an interesting variety of loops and tours for all skiers. A warming hut nestled in the lodge pole and spruce forest provides skiers a sheltered opportunity to relax, eat lunch, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Bring the family!
Turn of the century woodsmen called “tie hackers” cut timber in this area to supply rail ties for westerly expanding railroad companies. Today you can observe present day logging activity in the same area. Several Sibley Lake Ski Trails follow timber roads, both old and new.
Sibley Lake Ski Trails are well marked with blue diamonds on the trees and directional maps are posted at the trail intersections.
Cutler Ski Trails
The Cutler Ski Trails has approximately 3 miles of packed trails that average from 8100’ to 8600’ in elevation. The system was developed as on optional packed and marked system for people wanting to bring their dogs along. The Sibley Lake Ski Trails do not allow dogs along the groomed trails to protect the groomed surface. So if you want to bring along Fido, Cutler offers a nice option.
This area has been logged in the past. Nearly all of the roads where the trails now follow were constructed for timber harvesting purposes in the 1960s and 1970s.
Cutler Ski Trails are well marked with blue diamonds on the trees and directional maps are posted at the trail intersections.