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Welcome to Crested Butte Nordic!

The Nordic Ski Capital of Colorado

Crested Butte Nordic is one of the premier cross-country ski destinations in the country. Located in Crested Butte, Colorado, we groom 50 km. of trails for classic skiing, skate skiing, and snowshoeing. Our world-class trail system is accessible right from town; no driving required. We rent equipment, as well as offering ski lessons, backcountry tours, fun events, and fine dining at our trail-side yurt.

Thank You for a Great Season!

As of Sunday, April 12, the Nordic Center is closed.
All Trails are Closed.

April 12, 2020

Thank you for a great season!

We are so grateful to for your support, your participation, and your positivity. While the season did not end the way any of us could have wished, we are glad we were able to keep grooming and providing skis for you to get outside.

The Nordic Center is now closed. Please return any rental equipment that you still have hiding in your cars, garages, entry-ways, etc.

All trails are closed. Please do not use our trails or trail areas now that they are closed. Most of our trails are on private lands, and you may not ski there now that the trails are closed.

You may ski on public lands, i.e. National Forest or BLM land. Head out Washington Gulch or Slate River if you’re still excited to ski.

Stay up to date with our off-season Nordic News with our NEW blog!

What do you need to get out on our trails?

Equipment: You can use your own or rent skis or snowshoes from us. An Adult Rental is $20 for the day. Learn more about rental equipment.

A Trail Pass: You can buy a day pass, a 10-punch pass, or an unlimited season pass. An Adult Day Pass is $20. Learn more about Day Passes or Season Passes.

Nordic Center Hours:
As of April 12, the Nordic Center is Closed.

We’ll see you next year!

8:00 am


Whether you have never cross country skied or could use some fine-tuning, a lesson can make all the difference. Our Nordic Center has a team of friendly, PSIA certified cross country ski instructors that will introduce you to the sport or take your skiing to the next level!


A guided backcountry ski or snowshoe tour is a great way to explore the natural beauty of the terrain around Crested Butte in a safe environment. These private tours are tailor-made to fit your goals. Whether you’re looking for a fitness challenge, a serene walk in the woods, or simply that perfect photograph, let us show you around our backyard.


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