Independence Run and Hike Is Going Nordic!
Independence Run & Hike is going Nordic this Winter! We are excited to be carrying some excellent cross country skiing products from Salomon, Fischer, and Swix and more. We will have rentals, demos, apparel, tuning equipment, and more!
We are known for being the fit experts with shoes and we plan to take that same detail oriented approach to cross country ski gear. We will be a full service XC ski shop with a wide selection of wax and tuning products from Swix, and apparel from great brands like Salomon and Swix.
Cripple Creek Backcountry is partnering with us to provide our customers an expert Nordic waxing and tuning service. We will also have some great demo and rental cross country skis in from both Fischer and Salomon so that you can try before you buy.
Stay tuned for more info on fun events, great deals, products, and specials!
WHERE TO CROSS COUNTRY SKI
The Roaring Fork Valley is a fantastic place to cross country ski. With over 100 kilometers of free trails there is no shortage of terrain to explore. Below are a few of our favorite areas to ski.
This is a beautiful backcountry trail right outside of Carbondale. The trail winds up through Aspen groves to a saddle that offers up views of Mt Sopris. Once you crest the saddle you can continue out on the Thompson Divide for miles on end. It is typically very quite with only the occasional snowmobile passing by. Best of all, because the trail is not in a designated ski area you can bring along your furry friend.
While this trail is not regularly groomed, the snowmobile club does take a groomer up there from time to time.