Cross country skiers can traverse trails maintained by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation in three state parks for a cost ranging from free to $3 per person.
At Wasatch Mountain State Park in Midway, a 10-kilometer cross-country ski track winds along the golf course. The mostly flat trail is groomed daily, weather permitting, and can be skied at a cost of $3 per person.Ski rentals and beginning lessons are available at the park through the Homestead Resort. For information and lesson hours, contact the resort at 1-654-5810.
Pioneer Trail State Park has a groomed ski trail and an oval track that are designed primarily for novice and intermediate cross-country skiers. There is no charge for skiing in the park.
The park is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, except for state holidays, including Human Rights Day Jan. 18 and Presidents Day Feb. 15. For more information, call 533-5882.
Rockport State Park has a four-mile cross country ski trail up Cotton Canyon and a two-mile loop through the Juniper and Cedar Point campgrounds. The cost of using the park during the day is $3 per vehicle.
For more information on cross country skiing at Rockport State Park, which is located approximately 40 miles east of Salt Lake City on I-80, call 1-336-2241.