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Programs & Events Are Opening for Registration

Momentum is picking up around Crested Butte Nordic with our winter programs opening for registration one by one. Read on for what’s open now and what’s coming soon.

However you participate with us, it’s time to take a look at the calendar and start making plans for what you want your season to look like. We’re excited to spend another winter on snow with you!

Skate skiing out on the Magic Meadows trails near Crested Butte

Season Passes on Sale

20% Off Until Oct. 31
Season passes are your ticket to unlimited skiing on our 50 km. of trails. Plus, you get all these benefits:
  • 5 free rentals any time in the season
  • Free children’s passes for kids in your household
  • Children’s season passes come with unlimited free rentals
  • Discounts on private ski lessons

Remember: prices go up November 1!

Join our K Club!

A win-win for all

For an organization that goes the extra K for our community, you can go the distance for us by joining the K Club. K Club memberships are tax deductible, come with a variety of perks like season passes and K Club events, and are a fantastic way to engage with the community you love on a deeper level. Your membership can ensure that CB Nordic will not only survive, but thrive.

Skate skiing on the Red Lady Loops near Crested Butte
Food spread at Crested Butte Nordic's Annual Potluck

Join us for the
Annual Potluck!

Coming up on October 21

This traditional get together is a great way to meet with friends, new and old, hear about what’s been cooking at CBN all summer and generally get excited about the snowy season in the making. This year, we will be hosting the potluck outside under the cover of the Big Mine Ice Arena, so come prepared with layers, sun protection, a cup, bowl and spoon, and a camp chair to sit in. As per usual, this is a potluck event, please also bring a favorite dish to share. See you there!

Stone Grind Opportunity

It's Good for Glide

We are coordinating with Boulder Nordic again this fall to offer a stone grinding service for the ultimate tune up for your bases. Whether you’re looking to smooth out scratches or flatten out bases on your favorite pair, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to improve your glide potential. For more information about the process, please visit Boulder Nordic’s stone grind info page here.
The cost for this offer is $85 per pair including shipping, with an additional Hot Box option for only $10 more. Please fill out this form and bring it in with the skis you wish to send in. Deadline for this opportunity is October 31!

Waxing tech putting the finishing touches on a pair of freshly tuned skis
Ski clinic group working on skills near Crested Butte

Join us for Thanksgiving Camp

Registration Opens Oct. 1

The best way to start ski season is by skiing! Join our 2022 Thanksgiving Camp to get time on your skis with personalized coaching by our expert instructors. We have half-day clinics for beginner skiers and full-day clinics for intermediate to advanced skiers. You can count on us to hold camp no matter what the weather does; hopefully we can continue our long tradition of on-snow early-season training, but if the snow gods don’t look favorably on us, we’ll provide high-quality, ski-specific dryland training in a fun and educational environment.

JNQs return to Crested Butte

Call for Volunteers!

JNQs are coming back to CB Nordic this year on Dec.17-18. This is a fantastic experience for our young athletes to race with their peers on home snow and great exposure for other athletes to come experience the beauty of our valley. But they need your help! For more information, contact Ben Theryl at

Youth skiers at a race start in Crested Butte
Grand Traverse runner showing some race enthusiasm out on course

GT Success!

Thank you to our volunteers!
A huge thank you to the 85 volunteers that put in 479 hours to make these two races happen. This year, we saw 386 runners and bikers make the trek between Mt. Crested Butte and Aspen. Participants represented 30 states, with everyone from professional cyclists to med school students. Thank you for helping us pull off another successful summer GT!

Yurt Dinners on Sale

Book Yours Today!

We are in the thick of fall and perhaps you’re getting into some winter planning. As you do, factor in an evening out at the yurt with good friends and good food in a rustic chic setting. These dinners do fill up quickly and last year yurt dinners were sold out all season long. Check out the dates online, confirm who’s in your party and what they want to eat, and set your reservation for this unique winter dining

Dinner scene at the Magic Meadows Yurt near Crested Butte
Masters skills clinic group with Mt. Crested Butte in background

Masters Community

Ski Better, Ski More!

You don’t have to have mastered skiing to be part of our Masters Community. In fact, we have Masters Classes for never-ever skiers, intermediate skiers, and advanced skiers alike. The Masters Community is all about getting out on your skis more, learning to ski better, and making ski-friends. It’s a great way to fix any bad habits or take your skiing to the next level. Learn about all of our offerings and get ready for registration on October 15.

Become a Business Partner

We can help your business thrive.

Want to reach new audiences? We do that.
Want to reach a core, loyal audience? We do that.
Want to get yourself and your staff outside so you can all be healthier this winter? We do that, too.

Check out the overview of our Business Partner program, and email Laura at if you’d like to learn more about how you can help CB Nordic while we help you!

Race participant ready to ski

You Make All the Difference

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.