Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Cross-country skiing along the Rim Trail
From December through March, there is often enough snow on the South Rim to cross-country ski and snowshoe. The Rim Trail from Yavapai Point to Pipe Creek Vista is especially scenic. The Greenway Trail through Grand Canyon Village is another great ski and snowshoe route.
The North Rim offers a classic multi-day backcountry ski trip from Jacob Lake to North Rim Village following the snowed-over highway. This trip is 43 miles each way and should be attempted only by experienced backcountry skiers. A backcountry permit is required to enter the park.
Day cross-country ski or snowshoe trips on the Kaibab Plateau can be made off US 89A by following national forest roads.