The Nordic News

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Spring is in the Air...

And the Skiing is Fantastic!

The birds are out, the sun is climbing higher in the sky, and our streets are going through slush/freeze cycle. Perhaps you’ve even started planning your end of the season get away… But don’t future trip too far away just yet! We’ve still got plenty of fun times on snow to enjoy before it all flows downstream until next fall.

Coming up, we have a whole host of activities to keep you enjoying the delights of our snow season. This Friday, we have a Learn to Ski FREE lesson. This weekend we have our last Pinnacles Orthopaedics Race on the Town Ranch Trails on Saturday and one more rustic-chic Bistro out at the Yurt on Sunday. On March 22 and 29 we will be hosting a couple demo days for folks to try out nordic skiing for free. Did we mention this event is FREE?! And to cap it all off, we have the 24th Grand Traverse Ski on April 2-3. As always, we will need a village of volunteers for this grand event.

So get out your warmer temp wax and get into the swing of spring with us!

Full moon over Grand Traverse skiers out on course

Grand Traverse

Call for Volunteers

You may have heard that we’ve got a ski race to Aspen shaping up! The 24th Grand Traverse Ski is coming up on April 2-3, and with that comes our call for volunteers followed by a volunteer appreciation party hosted by Bonez on Saturday, April 9. We are so grateful for our volunteers, you make our little world go round and our events would not be possible without your dedication and support. If you’re feeling inspired to be a part of this amazing race, we need folks to help out with athlete check in, bib pick up, beacon check, shuttle drivers and more.

Free Gear Demo

For the Love of Nordic…

We will be hosting two free Demo Days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 22 and 29 of March. We will be lending out gear over at the Town Ranch trailhead for folks to try out the fantastic sport of nordic without spending a dime. No need to register ahead, just stop by and go for a ski. Please be ready to leave a driver’s license or credit card with a trusted CB Nordic staff member as a guarantee of return on rentals while you’re out exploring some sliding on snow. Hope to see you there!

Demo skis getting organized at Crested Butte Nordic
Folks dressed up for pre-Alley Loop events in Crested Butte

Beerski World Championships

And Community Celebration

Crested Butte Nordic and Eddyline Brewery are excited to announce the first-ever Beer Ski World Championships! On Saturday, March 26 at the Magic Meadows yurt, individuals and relay teams will chug beers and then ski a 1/2 mile loop for this inaugural historic event.

There will be two race options, the Tallboy Team Relay and the Drunken Master Challenge. Kids will have an opportunity to race a donut relay on a shorter distanced course. And if you’re not into racing, just come celebrate an amazing season with us at the Yurt!

Pinnacles Orthopaedic Community Race Series

Final Event

Still hoping to get out for one of our Pinnacle Orthopedics Community Races? There’s one more race coming up on Saturday, March 19 for you to get out and enjoy some camaraderie and competition with your fellows in the nordic community. This race has been rescheduled due to the last good storm we got, giving you one more shot! This will be a skiathlon on the Town Ranch Trails where racers will start on classic skis for the first half, swapping skis and poles to skate for the second half of the race.

Youth racers sporting new race bibs for Crested Butte Nordic
Retail offerings inside CB Nordic

Passes Discounted for Spring

and Shop-wide Sale!

Passes for the 2021/2022 season are now $160. That gets you unlimited ski time out on our 50k trail system for the remainder of the season. For more information or to purchase a pass, visit the Season Pass page on our website or stop by the warming house where our friendly staff can get you set up for fun. Be advised that this is not a pre-sale on passes for the 2022/2023 season.

Also through March, our entire inventory will be discounted by 20%. This includes all apparel, waxes, gloves, hats, sun glasses, and more. If you’ve been thinking about a new pair of ski pants, some spring weight gloves, or want to stock up on waxes for next year, stop by the warming house to take advantage of these end of season deals!

Learn to Ski for FREE

Only One More Class

There is only one more date for Learn to Ski FREE this season. On Friday, March 18, we will be offering a classic group lesson at 10:30 a.m., and a skate group lesson at noon. If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to try this delightful sport, now is the time! To learn more, checkout our Masters page.

Skiers on a trail near town of Crested Butte

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Be Part of Our Community

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.