JACKSON, NH – Snow has fallen and the town with the most cross country ski trails in the Eastern United States awaits skiers and snowshoers of all abilities at Jackson Ski Touring Center. As an added treat this year, hot chocolate drizzled waffles will be available at the Ellis River Waffle Cabin on the famous Ellis River Trail.
Jackson has already received a foot and a half of snow in December. Equipped with a brand new Piston Bully and other top of the line equipment, the staff has been hard at work grooming the trails to perfection. For the latest snow conditions and information, guests can call 1-800-XC-SNOWS or visit www.jacksonxc.org.
On Saturdays, Sundays and holiday periods starting in January, hot waffles drizzled with chocolate will be offered in the Ellis River Waffle Hut. Starting December 26, hot chocolate, cold beverages and other refreshments will be available. This is also where children can enjoy the Anklebiter course and receive a chocolate medal coin for their efforts.
Spending a day at the Jackson Ski Touring Center is affordable for families, couples and groups. Children under 10 always ski free at Jackson and pulk rentals are available so young children can be towed behind a skier. Day passes start at $21 for adults, $10 for juniors (10-17) and $17 for adults over 65. Snowshoe tickets are just $10. The Rental Shop is open daily with packages starting at $16 for adults and $12 for children. Snowshoe tours are available at the center as well.
Jackson Ski Touring also has a first class ski school with lessons for children and adults. Lesson packages are also available. Visit www.jacksonxc.org/lessons for more information. Day-care is available for cross country and snowshoe families at nearby Black Mountain.
The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation is a community based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, chartered to maintain trails in and around the charming Village of Jackson, NH. The “Foundation” maintains 150 km of varied and breathtaking cross country ski and snowshoe trails 2 hours north of Boston. Foundation trails connect with A.M.C. trails in Pinkham Notch and White Mountain National Forest backcountry adventure trails. The Foundation operates under a Special-Use Permit with the White Mountain National Forest, and with the cooperation of 75 private landowners, and the Village of Jackson. More information about the Foundation and its offerings can be found on the web at www.jacksonxc.org.