Ski TrailsSoda Springs Nordic Ski Association
Trail conditions: (208) 547-2600 (City Hall - after hours use extension 754). A ski trail map is located at the bottom of this page. Kelly Park: Kelly Park is located within Soda springs and offers about 7 kilometers (about 4 miles) of cross country ski trails. Volunteers groom these trails for skate and classic skiing. The trails have been laid out in a series of interconnecting loops that offer a wide variety of touring and training options for all levels of skiers. Ski trails are groomed using a Yamaha VKPro snowmobile; a YTS Ginzugroomer with track-setter, and a roller compactor.
Trails are not patrolled & unmarked hazards may exist. Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control and dog poop must be picked up (bring some bags with you). Please don't walk or snowshoe on the classic ski tracks.
Kelly Park is located in a unique and beautiful natural setting only five minutes from downtown Soda Springs. The park features spring-fed creeks, lava reefs; lakes; rolling hills; stands of juniper, birch & aspen; and absolutely beautiful vistas of the valley in which Soda Springs sits. A herd of elk winter just east of the park and are sometimes seen on the trails.
Grooming costs and other operating expenses are funded entirely by skier donations. Please support the Kelly Park Ski Trail System by making a donation. $3 per skier-day is suggested. You can also make a season donation ($25/skier is suggested). Donations may be placed into the drop box (located near the pavilion at Kelly Park) or sent to the following address. Please indicate on your check that your donation is for the ski trails!
Cariboo Development Foundation
c/o Soda Springs City Hall
9 West, 2nd South
Soda Springs, Idaho 83276
Ski trail maintenance is a collaborative effort between the SSNSA and the Soda Springs Recreation Department. The SSNSA
is a subcommittee of the Cariboo Development Foundation - a non-profit corporation created to promote projects with improve the quality of life in the Soda Springs area.
The City of Soda Springs is located in south-east Idaho at about 5,800 feet in elevation and typically has snow on the ground from early December through early March. During this time period, typical night time lows range from -10F to +5F and day time highs range from +5F to +20F. Periods of warmer and colder weather are frequent with lows reaching -25F in town at times. Highways to and from Soda Springs are frequently plowed and are often free of ice and snow. Food and lodging are available in Soda Springs. Soda Springs is 2.5 hours north of Salt Lake City, Utah; 1.5 hours north of Logan, Utah; 1 hour south east of Pocatello, Idaho, and 2 hours west of Jackson, Wyoming.