Pocatello Ski Events & Lessons at the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center
Ski for Free Day
Come to our season kickoff event on January 8, 2022! Use our rental equipment at no charge or bring your own to avoid delays. Trail passes are free for the day and volunteer instructors give free mini lessons. We can equip about 80 people at a time but have run low on popular sizes in the past. Consider renting in advance from a ski shop in Pocatello to guarantee a stress-free day. Snowshoes are also available.
Saturday Ski is four weeks of fun for any age. Younger kids learn the basics of getting around on the snow. Older kids focus on getting some mileage under their belts and refining their skills on bigger hills.
Fee includes daily rental equipment, a trail pass, and instruction. Arrive 30 minutes early the first week to be fitted for equipment.
Dates: Every Saturday in February
Times: Ages 5–9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon* Ages 10–12+, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.* Ages 13–16+, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.* * First lesson is only one hour
Adult lessons are scheduled as needed. Two to six people can take adult lessons at the same time for a flat fee of $45 per hour plus trail passes and equipment. Groups over 25 can also get package deals on equipment and passes. Send an email to Andrea Faust to schedule your family or group.
Sunday Snowshoe & Wine Club
Bring the beverage of your choice. We will sit in the mountains and have a snack and a drink then go for a snowshoe walk. Please plan your drive home responsibly by carpooling. Designated driver gets free snowshoe rentals. No registration necessary.
Dates: January 9, February 13, and March 6, 2022
Time: Meet at 12:00 noon; hike begins at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Yurt at East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center
Cost: $5 per car to park; $7 to rent snowshoes (if needed)