The winter blues settle in when people get sick of staying indoors, watching the same reruns, and knitting tiny mittens for their house centipedes. Get back to nature and out of that teeming lair of insects with today's Groupon to Rim Nordic Ski Area in Running Springs.
$18 for a trail pass and cross-country-ski or snowshoe rental for one (up to a $36 value)
$33 for trail passes and cross-country-ski or snowshoe rentals for two (up to a $72 value)
Whether gliding atop winding trails in rental sets of skis, boots, and poles, or waddling over freshly fallen snow in snowshoes, winter athletes explore the shimmering winter landscapes best suited for their skill levels. Skiers can scope out trails guided by the Cross Country Ski Areas Association's universal signage, tackling the beginner-friendly green-circle Deep Creek Loop or the Big Cedar's advanced-level black diamond, which denotes the need to weave through massive gemstones. Those snowshoeing can venture off-trail to take in the evergreen-dotted landscape or warm their toes beneath a hibernating squirrel.
Rim Nordic Ski Area offers discounted trail passes and equipment rentals for visitors ages 16 and younger.
Rim Nordic Ski Area
Rim Nordic Ski Area's 10 miles of trails snake through the evergreen-lined San Bernardino Mountains, each meticulously groomed for smooth gliding and shuffling aboard skis and snowshoes. The Rim Nordic Shop stocks all necessary rental gear, along with new and used ski and snowshoe equipment from renowned brands such as Salomon and Atlas. The shop also carries men's, women's, and children's cold-warding apparel including shell pants, jackets, hats, and gloves as well as an assortment of skiing and winter-themed gifts. To further their cross-country-skiing abilities, guests can take lessons from seasoned instructors or vigorously wish and hope. In the summer months, the snowy trails give way to a rugged mountain-biking trail system, providing year-round athletic entertainment.
Rim Nordic Ski Area
Tucked into the San Bernardino Mountains, Rim Nordic Ski Area puts its stunning setting to good use. When winter barrels in and covers the groomed trail system with the cold powdery stuff, visitors can strap on rented snowshoes or cross-country skis and set off on snowy adventures. Groomed ski trails and tracks for classic skiing impose an outdoorsy form of order, while cross-country lessons prepare first-timers for their expeditions. While the mountain is the perfect place for a wintry outing, Rim Nordic Ski Area doesn't let summer stop the fun either—cyclists also take advantage of powder-free slopes during bike season.
35050 State Hwy. 18
Running Springs, California 92382