Nordic Trail System
For the past eight years we are proud to offer year round recreational opportunities to locals and visitors alike. From December to April we maintain over 60 kilometers of groomed skating and tracked classic Nordic trails, all situated on fantastic terrain in a beautiful setting. Our commitment to these trails has grown and we have invested resources into improving the trails themselves. We have also purchased a variety of equipment to ensure we produce a quality experience for everyone. This year our rates are still very affordable and we will offer many family-oriented activities including hosting the Kingdom Nordic Club’s Bill Koch Instructional League. A Year Round Membership is $75 for an individual. $150 for a family. Day passes are $7 for youth 8-15 and $15 for adults 16-69. 7 & under and over 70 are Free.
We have two distinct areas where we provide Nordic Trails for your enjoyment:
Dashney Farm ( formerly Burke XC)
50 kilometers of skating and classic trails that wind through field and forest. Known for it’s great variety of terrain and loop alternatives, there exists a solid amount of trails for all levels. The Nordic Welcome Center on Dashney Road functions as the information and pass purchase center as well as our Winter Operations Office.
Meander through Sugarwoods, cruise on Frost Hill, or fly around Magill Fields all situated at the foot of Burke Mountain. This is also the home training grounds for Burke Mountain Academy’s Nordic Ski Team. These trails are maintained by our stalwart trail manager, CJ Scott, who grooms these trails primarily with a Tiddtech G2 Groomer, a Yellowstone roller/compactor and a 2 Yamaha 4- stroke ProVK snowmobiles. We also utilize a Tucker Snowcat and 11 foot Yellowstone Ginsu Groomer. We roll both our systems to ensure a quality base that will last through the season. This year we have several newly designed trails and bridges. Dashney Farm is also the location for the 5th Annual Burke Sled Dog Dash the first week of March. Our quaint Nordic Center is located at the end of Dashney Road and all of our winter programming happens here.
The Nordic Center is located at the end of Dashney Road which is 1.3 miles up the Mountain Road from route 114. ( First left after the Burke Mountain entrance)
You can’t beat the vista from these trails, looking out at Willoughby Gap as you tour next to Historic barns, quaint inns and majestic Victorian houses. Trail difficulty rates from beginner to intermediate. We groom these trails with a Tiddtech G2 groomer. We are lucky to have David Dwyer, a longtime Nordic Ski Coach, maintain these 20 Kilometers. David loves the sport and it shows.
Park at the Children’s Theater on Darling Hill Road (just up the road from the Wildflower Inn) where you will find a self pay kiosk and maps.