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When it comes to cross country skiing, too much groomed terrain is never enough. The northeast’s largest cross country ski center, the Jackson Ski Touring Center in Jackson, N.H., eight miles from North Conway, will celebrate the most extensive expansion in its 44-year history. The nonprofit facility will host a ribbon cutting on Monday, Nov. 14, at the Rocky Branch trailhead parking area, Route 16, Pinkham Notch.

This year, on Saturday, January 23, the White Mountain Classic 30K returns to Jackson, NH and the Jackson Ski Touring Center for its 12th year. The Classic is part of the New England Marathon Series and the NENSA 1-Day Club Championships. This classic technique marathon offers several abilities levels the opportunity to compete on some of the countries best maintained and groomed trails. The course utilizes the unique trail system in and around Jackson Village, which...

The Jackson Ski Touring Center staff can groom up to nearly 100 km of sprawling trails through the White Mountains. Generally, it’s an accomplishment for most to ski them all in the course of season, a month or maybe a week. But on Saturday, Feb. 14, Jackson XC wants to know how much you can ski in a day. The Jackson Groomed Trail Challenge is open to any skier looking to see just how many...

JACKSON, NH – The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation and the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, together with two local donors, have formed a unique partnership to permanently preserve 62 acres of open space in Jackson for use as ski touring and snowshoe trails and for other forms of passive recreation.  Sited at the junction of Valley Cross and Black Mountain Roads, the land consists of woodland and open fields with more than 500 feet of...

JACKSON, NH – For the first time in nearly four decades, Jackson Ski Touring Foundation has a new leader. Breanne Torrey, who has been with the organization for six years and has held the positions of Head of Ski Patrol and Director of Operations, has been named the Foundation’s new Executive Director. She is the first woman in this role and follows former Executive Director Thom Perkins, who retired in the spring of 2014 after...

For the first time in nearly four decades, Jackson Ski Touring Foundation has a new leader. Breanne Torrey, who has been with the organization for six years and has held the positions of Head of Ski Patrol and Director of Operations, has been named the Foundation’s new Executive Director. She is the first woman in this role and follows former Executive Director Thom Perkins, who retired in the spring of 2014 after 38 years with the organization.

(Press release) Jackson, NH: After leading the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (JSTF) for 38 years, Thom Perkins has announced his retirement from the organization. As its Executive Director since 1976, Perkins has been instrumental in transforming the small village of Jackson, NH into one of the nation’s premier cross country skiing and snowshoeing venues.  Passionate about the sport of cross country skiing, Perkins developed the existing trail system from a modest number of trails to the...

JacksonXC.org, by calling 1-800-XC-Snows or by visiting the ticket office during operating hours. The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation is a community based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, chartered to maintain trails in and around the village of Jackson, New Hampshire and to provide winter recreational and educational opportunities for all. The “Foundation” maintains more than 150 km of cross-country ski trails, with state-of-the-art grooming. The JSTF uses the land of 68 private landowners and operates under a...

JACKSON, NH – Jackson Ski Touring Center received three feet of snow in December and consistently had the most trails open in New England. And, during the winter break between Christmas and New Year’s Day, the number of skiers increased by 15 percent over last year’s numbers. Overall, skier visits were up and the conditions made for excellent skiing and snowshoeing. With the 2014 Winter Olympics a few weeks away, Jackson Ski Touring Center is...