East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center
Located about 7 miles from Pocatello, Idaho, the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center (EFMCNC) is operated by the City of Pocatello in conjunction 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.
Nordic Trail Photo


During the season the EFMCNC A-frame will be is staffed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Skiers may use the trails at any time during the season by purchasing a season pass or by using the fee box at the parking lot. The full service rental center is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the season. The season typically runs from mid December through late March.

For additional information, please contact Lance Clark via email.
  1. Trail Access
  2. Cross Country Ski
  3. Snow Shoe

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.