Teacup Nordic is a designated Nordic Ski Area by the US Forest Service and is operated by the Teacup Lake Nordic Club. No public entity provides any financial support to Teacup Nordic. Volunteers maintain the trails and facilities, and they organize cross country ski events and races.
Teacup Nordic offers 20 km (12 miles) of groomed trails: The terrain is varied; from flat and easy, to challenging hills with turns. Tracks are set by a full-size Snocat for both skating and touring skis. The groomed trails are not as wide as those at some large commercial areas, but about 60-70% of the trails are wide enough for 2 sets of tracks and a skating lane in the center.
Club memberships, trail fees, and donations pay for the sno-park’s dependable grooming contractor. He is a nordic skier and a club member, so he strives to keep up with snowfall and groom the nicest ski trails possible. If you are on the trails while our contractor is grooming, please do not stand or ski near him. Step off the trail and allow it to pass. The trails are usually groomed on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Ray Garey Cabin is a heated day-use cabin for warming up, stowing extra gear or having lunch out of the weather. Memberships and trail fees have made this happen. It’s a place to meet other skiers and to feel like part of the ski community. The cabin is open to the public on grooming days (generally Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday).
Visitors should park at the Teacup Lake Sno-Park on highway 35 to access the trails. A Sno-Park permit is required.
Snowshoes and dogs are not allowed on the the trails.