Spruces Nordic ski trail is a free 5K loop in the US Forest Service Spruces campground in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It is groomed several times each week. It is a very pretty track through the trees, with loops that are fun and challenging for experienced skiers and areas that are fun for children and novices.

This is watershed. No dogs on the trails or in your car.

The Spruces weather station is right next to the track. It has information on temperature and snow depth.

Most recent Grooming Report

  • Spruces
    Well, that’s a wrap folks! We groomed for the last time this season today. Conditions are a bit rough, will be better as the snow warms up. You can ski the Upper Loop without taking your skis off, but probably not for too much longer! Get out and take one more lap around before you put your skis away. THANK YOU to everyone who came out to ski this year, you guys made all the work worth it! THANK YOU to all the volunteer groomers who helped us all season long. I hope to see everybody back up at Spruces next winter! We’re going to have maps, trails signs, and some interpretive history signs next year, so be sure to come check it out! Hope it was a fun season, reach out to me if you have questions or comments about the trail. Have a great summer!


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To get to Spruces, head up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Spruces parking lot is on the south side of the highway, about one mile past the large parking area of Mill D summer trails.

Trail Map