Located about 7 miles from Pocatello. the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center is operated by the City of Pocatello along with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and volunteers from the Pocatello Cross-Country Ski Foundation. Operated under a special use permit through the USFS, it hosts approximately 20k of groomed skate and classic ski trails, as well as separate snowshoe trails and a sledding hill.
The A-frame will 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the winter. Here you can rent ski and snowshoe equipment as well as purchase passes. Skiers may use the trails at any time during by purchasing a season pass or by using the fee box at the parking lot. The season typically runs from mid December through late March.
For additional information, please contact Lance Clark via email.
Trail passes are required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and proof of purchase must accompany skier (i.e., season pass, daily pass, or parking receipt). Snowshoeing does not require a trail pass as those trails are not groomed, but it does require a parking pass.
The Outdoor Recreation Department helps local students opt outdoors each winter. Classes from the Pocatello area head up to the Nordic Center to enjoy a day of guided snow shoeing or cross country skiing. Warming up in the Yurt is always enjoyable after exploring the beautiful trails around the East Fork Nordic Center. E-mail Lance Clark to schedule your guided trip today!