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Wring the Most Out of the Last Days of Winter

CB Nordic bought the GT in 2012 and has been hosting the race ever since. In addition to being in line with our values around the outdoors, adventure, and fitness, the GT is also our biggest fundraiser of the year. All of our events, but the Grand Traverse in particular, help support the other functions of our nonprofit so we can keep nordic skiing and snowshoeing accessible to more people.

As a nonprofit, CB Nordic strives to keep fees as low as possible while keeping quality as high a possible. That’s where you come in. When you participate in the GT, when you volunteer for the Junior Programs, when you make a gift to CB Nordic, you are supporting the health and wellbeing of our community.

There are a couple easy ways you can support us this spring and summer that require very little time and no money on your part. Check out the ReFUND Colorado and City Market Community Rewards Programs highlighted below. Please consider enrolling in these programs! They might not seem like much, but over time, these small contributions make a big difference. Just like each one of you!

Meanwhile, if you’re not GT-ing with us this weekend, we have a couple more ways you can wring the last drops out of winter. We’re offering 50% off lessons for season passholders and sales on our retail items starting April 1 (with Camp items on sale now in advance of the GT). Happy spring!

Reasons to Look Forward to Tax Day

ReFUND Colorado

Tax Day could be a big day for us. This year there’s a new Colorado program that allows you to support our work when you’re completing your state income tax return. If you get a state income tax refund, you can decide to give some or all to CB Nordic with just a few simple notations. Enter Crested Butte Nordic Council and our registration number, 20073006852, in the “Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund” line on your state income tax return or tax software – or just give this info to your tax preparer when you share your tax documents. That’s it!

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City Market Community Rewards

Free for You, Big for Us

It might not seem like much, but these donations add up. Over the last year, City Market has generated over $1,000 in donations for CB Nordic, at no cost to you! They simply donate a portion of your purchases back to the community nonprofit of your choice. For this to work, you need to link your City Market card to our nonprofit.

  1. Go to and sign in or create an account with your City Market card.
  2. Under “My Account,” navigate to Community Rewards on the left, and link your account to Crested Butte Nordic Center.

Ta da! Every time you use your City Market card a portion of your spend will go back to CB Nordic.

Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties

March Featured Sponsor

Our featured March sponsor is Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties! Thanks to their support, we were able to pull off another successful Alley Loop and to expand our rental fleet. Broker/Owner Molly Eldridge really walks the walk (or should we say, skis the ski?): you can spot her out on the trails regularly, and you’ll almost always catch her in the Alley Loop! Thank you to Molly and the whole Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties team for your steadfast support.

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Magic Meadows Community Ks Results

Raffle Winners Now Online

Thank you to our community for making the Magic Meadows Community Ks fundraiser a resounding success for our CB Nordic Team. Whether you skied, pledged, or just fed a hungry skier, you helped us raise a total of $6,000 to buy new skate skis for the kids programs and to help keep program fees low for next year. Thank you!! Our Grand Prize Winner was Chris Hanna, who skied 317 km. (over 10% of total Ks skied!). Our Most Funds Raised Prize goes to Oliver White–thank you, Oliver! And a slew of raffle prizes goes out to the community. Check the Magic Meadows Community Ks web page to see if you won!

Lesson Discount

50% off for Season Passholders

We’re offering 50% off lessons from now until the end of the season for season passholders. Now’s the time to take that lesson you’ve been meaning to take, before you’ll have to wait until next year! Email Ski School Director, Kevin Koval, [email protected], to take advantage of this deal.

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Spring Specials

Save on Camp, Storage Waxing, and More

We’ll be putting some of our retail items on sale this spring, both online and in person at the Nordic Center. Check out our spring deals from April 1 to April 11. Camp Products are already on sale. Just use the code MILE40 at checkout to get your discount. Local pick-up only. In addition, our Service Shop is offering a special on storage waxing: Just $8 to get your skis set up for summer storage, available April 1 – April 11.

You Make All the Difference

Support a Thriving Future for CB Nordic

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Crested Butte Nordic depends on your support to keep our trails world-class and our programs top-notch. Thank you for all the time, energy, and money you donate to make us a true community nordic center.