Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing in Maryland

Name Nearest City Length Comments
Joyce's Deep Creek Rentals
(Offers Cross Country ski trips)
Oakland NA Offers cross county ski weekend packages at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, including room and board, ski equipment rental, lessons, and guided trips for groups of about 10-12 people. Accommodations are at Rock Haul from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Meals are provided Saturday at breakfast through Sunday at lunch.

The cost is very reasonable at $75 per person and includes everything. All you have to do is to get to Rock Haul at beautiful Deep Creek Lake. Families are encouraged and may qualify for discounts. Trip leaders qualify for discounts—so get at least 10 other people and go free! Give us a call at 877-774-8482, or email us at
Backbone Ski Farm Oakland 9.5 Miles Backbone Ski Farm typically receives over 150” of genuine snow—direct from Mother Nature. Located on 520 acres of field and forest at the base of Backbone Mountain you will find 9.5 miles plus of maintained Nordic ski trails, including 5 miles of groomed ski trails. Cross country ski your way up Backbone to one of the finest views in the county, then swoosh back and warm yourself by the fire. Snow Report
New Germany State Park Grantsville N/A New Germany State Park's 455 acres are located about four miles south of Grantsville on New Germany Road. The park is built on the site of a once-prosperous milling center in Savage River State Forest, and features a 13-acre lake and 11 rental cabins. Trails for hiking in summer and cross country skiing in winter lead through typical Western Maryland forestlands. Phone 301-895-5453 Snow Report
Savage River Lodge Frostburg 18.5 Miles Whether you're a veteran cross country skier/snowshoer or you're determined to try something new, we have the facilities and trails to meet your needs. Bring your own equipment or rent from us. Bring your lunch or visit our restaurant. Come for the day or turn your trip into a mid-week or weekend getaway. We have PSIA certified instructors. Eighteen luxury log cabins on site! Snow Report
Herrington Manor State Park Oakland N/A Covering 365 acres, Herrington Manor State Park is located four miles northwest of Oakland. Situated in the middle of Garrett State Forest, the park features a 53-acre lake and many wooded trails. In the winter, the park offers cross country ski trails along with ski rentals. There are 20 log cabins available for rent. Snow Report
Wisp Resort at Deep Creek McHenry 31 Miles Offering Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, the 31 miles of trail network consists of three major loop trails and two side trails, all of varying difficulty. Tours, clinics and instruction are available for both Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Karhu Nordic Skis & Yakama Snowshoes for both adults and children are available for rental. After your excursion, relax with the family by our warming fire pit. Snow Report

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