The Skinner Team

Winter Activities – Fat Biking, Snowshoeing, XC Skiing

Fat Biking

Fat Bike: an off-road bicycle with oversized tires, typically 3.8 in (97 mm) or larger and rims 2.16 in (55 mm) or wider, designed for low ground pressure to allow riding on soft, unstable terrain, such as snow, sand, bogs and mud.


*Before going to fat bike at a nordic center be sure they allow it. Otherwise the rec path and any trail that is packed down is great for fat biking!

*Note Frisco Nordic Center does not allow fat bikes on trails


Fat Biking Etiquette

Nordic/Cross Country Skiing

Nordic Skiing: touring as any style of skiing that goes off-trail or off-piste in undulating valleys and less steep mountains, what they would call ‘Nordic terrain

Cross Country Skiing: skiing that takes place on groomed undulating pistes, with parallel grooves in the snow acting as a guides for your skis.


*if renting downhill skis from a place ask if they offer xc-skis as well. The nordic centers will rent as well.

*some may be requiring reservations prior to going this year. Be sure to check in advance of all plans this season.


Snowshoeing: a flat device resembling a racket, which is attached to the sole of a boot and used for walking on snow.

Snowshoe Rentals:

*Some ski shops will also carry snowshoes so if picking up skis/boards might be worth asking if they have them too. 

*Some great trails to get you started

  • Rec path Winter Grooming
  • Dillon Ranger District Winter Trails
  • Breckenridge Nordic Center
  • Gold Run Nordic Center
  • Tom’s Baby and Middle Flume Trails
  • South Illinois Creek Trail
  • Iowa Hill Mine Trail
  • Sawmill Trail
  • Reiling Dredge
  • Indian Gultch Trail
  • Boreas Pass Rd.
  • Rainbow Lake Trail
  • Peaks Trail
  • Lily Pad Lake
  • North Ten Mile
  • Miners Creek Rd.
  • Oro Grande Trail
  • Mesa Cortina Trails
  • Roberts Tunnel Access Road

** If you are going to go and recreate at any time in avalanche terrain please be aware of avalanche conditions, carry appropriate avalanche gear (beacon, probe, and shovel) and know how to use it. Be sure to do your research before recreating in the side and back country! The Know Before You Go program is a great introduction.