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Spooner Lake offers free cross-country skiing trail

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Cross country skiers enjoy trails at Spooner Lake.
Nevada Department of Parks

Spooner Lake State Park offers a system of meandering cross-country ski trails that wind through dense forest, across an open meadow and along the banks of Spooner Lake. The trail system is free to the public and made possible by a partnership between Nevada State Parks and Nevada Nordic, a non-profit group based in the Tahoe Basin.

“The scenic trail includes several teardrop loops, offers both skate and classic skiing, and is intermediate with flat rolling terrain, which makes it great for both families and experienced skiers,” said State Parks spokeswoman Jennifer Ramella.

When using the trails, please be mindful of trail etiquette:

■ Do not walk on the trail in shoes or boots.

■ Dogs should be on a leash of not more than 6 feet in length and off to the side of the groomed trails.

■ Snowshoers are welcome, but should stay to the far edge of the trail and be careful not to mar the center of the trail for skate skiing or the tracks set for classic skiing.

All access to cross-country ski trails are open to the public and free of charge; however, there is an entrance fee into the park of $7 per vehicle. Nevada residents receive a $2 discount.