3/15: WE are closed for the 2022-21 season. Thank you for your patronage during this most unusual season!
PLEASE NOTE: You must sign our waiver and complete our contract tracing form/Covid Attestation in order to come ski at Strafford Nordic Center this season.
COVID-19 Message: Our lodge location and trailhead operations have moved this year to Tamarack Hill Farm at 170 Brook Rd. ALL SKIERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO CHECK-IN AT THE LODGE WINDOW FOR CONTACT TRACING PURPOSES. There will not be public access to the lodge, however we will have outdoor tents set up for storage of equipment. Please follow the signs to our current location and do not drive up Rockbottom Road.
Our official trail report is for cross country ski conditions thanks to TrailHUB! Download the app to “favorite” our trails to get instant notifications when conditions change.
Trails are open to snowshoeing if they are open for skiing. Fat biking is condition dependent, please contact us to verify that trails are open for fat biking on the day you plan to ride. Dogs or other pets are not allowed on our ski trails. Thank you for leaving your pets at home.
Our trail map and trail descriptions are listed below the snow report.
You can also click on the nearest weather station below for detailed weather information.
Click the link to view our Trail_Map. The Strafford Nordic Center trail system winds through the fields, pastures and riding areas of two working farms. The trails loop through flat hay fields, gentle rolling pastures and up hearty climbs to 360-degree views. We have re-named and added some trails due to our temporary location this year, so the descriptions below don’t match the map exactly. Descriptions are based on going the direction of the intersection order listed below.
- Arena Loop (Beginner) – totally flat, very short (not on map)
- Paddock Loop (Beginner) – mostly flat, very short (not on map)
- Jump Field Loops (Beginner 21>58>21 & Intermediate 21>20>57>58>21)- rolling terrain, one steep but straight hill
- Intervale (Intermediate – 19>60>49)- Rolling with a climb, then downhill with a turn
- Pine Knoll – (Advanced – 48>59>50>49) – a steep climb to the top of a large hill, with a great view, then steep downhill
- Kibling Hill (Advanced – 18>16>15)- a mostly gradual climb with some breaks, goes up to 1950 elevation (from about 1200)
- 1950 (Intermediate – 15>14>13 then around to 12)- an easier, rolling loop all up near the top of the mountain (Intermediate trail, but advanced to get there and back)
- Outer Banks – (Advanced – 10>11) a more gradual climb/decent for access to and from 1950
- Zig Zag (Advanced – 43>44>11) – a steep, twisty route up to or down from 1950
- Ridgeline – (Intermediate – 5>10) a long, gradual uphill towards Outer Banks, or downhill towards the lodge. (Intermediate, due to one steep hill)
- Woods Road (Intermediate -16>43) a gentle sloping uphill connector to zig zag, or downhill back Kibling Hill
- Mainline – (Beginner – & Intermediate)gradual and rolling along a hillside (Beginner)
- Sugarhouse Hill (Advanced – 10>39) a Steep Downhill connector from Outer Banks to J-19
- Sugarhouse Lane (Intermediate – 39>43) – a connector from Mainline to Zig Zag
- Outer Loop (Advanced, due to steep and technical sections) connects the exterior of all trails to form a 6KM loop. Can go either direction, listed here counter clockwise 22>21>19>18>16>15>14>(recommend ski the loop to 13 at the top>12>11>10>8>5>2>(section not on map, but groomed when there is enough snow, goes mid-way between 50 and 25>49>21>22
- Zamikaze (Advanced – 44-45) – a steep downhill
- Biathlon Loop (Intermediate – Closed for the current season- A loop in a rolling field connected to the Biathlon Range
- J-19 – (Intermediate) – Closed for the current season – A loop in a rolling field near the junction of Zig Zag and Woods Road (Intermediate)