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That's a Wrap

Thank you for a terrific season!

Just a few short months ago, the CB Nordic staff and board were sitting around the Center, biting our nails through our masks, wondering what exactly the winter would look like. Would we get locked down again? Would we get sick? Would we have enough skis for people? Would the online rental system work? And, in the blink of an eye, here we are. The last week of the season.

All of those questions have been answered because you showed up for us this winter. We are so very grateful for your support. Thank you for turning out in record numbers for lessons, Masters, and the Junior Team. Thank you for your patience as we piloted new systems and navigated the changing regulations. Thank you for putting your faith in us and joining us for the Alley Loop, the Gothic Mountain Tour, and the Grand Traverse. Thank you for renting and buying skis from us, for purchasing trail passes, and most importantly of all–for using our trails! CB Nordic exists to serve you, and so you being out on the trails, getting stronger and getting happier and getting connected to each otherthat is what makes our skis glide. No one could have predicted exactly what this winter would look like, but we’re coming out of it even stronger because of you. Thank you!

Trails are closing rapidly!

East Side trails are closed. The public may continue to access the Rec Path and Town Ranch as conditions permit.

The West Side is closing up fast: Mikes Mile and Red Lady Loops are closed. Expect natural features and extreme spring conditions in all other areas.

Ruthie’s Run is still skiing. There is a growing dirt patch on the road up to the Bench, but past that the skiing is ok.

All trail rules still apply. Please respect private property and avoid crust skiing off of our trails. Use the CBGTrails app to navigate. Remember to check the trail report before heading out.

We will keep our trails open as long as we can, but be aware of rapidly changing conditions. Friday will likely be our last day of the season. And what a season it’s been – thanks to all who have joined us this year!

Read on for a few spring deals and some important closing information.

We Need Your Help

Removing the Nordic Bridges

The bridges across our rivers are critical infrastructure that make our trails possible, but we do have to remove them each spring. Come help us haul these bridges out and store them for the winter on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please email [email protected] to sign up or visit

Volunteers helping build bridges for winter trails
Xavier Fane rockin' out in the gear-rage

Xavier Fane Photography

Featured April Sponsor

The man, the myth, the legend . . . Xavier Fane, everyone. Xavi (pronounced “chevy”, a la Chevy Chase) is the man behind the lens who makes CB Nordic look so dang good, over and over again. If you’re in the market for a photographer yourselves, for weddings, events, or whatever–we can’t recommend him highly enough! Also, if you want to take a piece of beautiful Crested Butte home with you, be sure to check out his online gallery of images for sale. We’re eternally grateful for the ways he’s able to capture the magic of our trails, smiles, and vistas. Rock on, Xavi. Rock on.⁠

Tent Sale

20 - 80% Off

We have a variety of retail items on sale, from kick wax to Skida hats, Swix ski pants to Toko drink belts, and more. Head on down to the Nordic Center to score some deals. Check out the inventory online, but discounts are only available in person.

End of season tent sale in CB Nordic parking lot
Waxing skies

Storage Wax Special

Happy Skis = Happy Skiers

Take care of your skis now so they can continue to serve you well in the future! Drop off your skis for a quick storage wax for just $8, any time between now and closing day (likely Friday, April 9).

Spring Skiing Reminders

Point It to Public Lands

One note on spring “off trail” skiing: just because the trails are closed, that doesn’t mean you can go wherever you want. The large majority of our trails are on private land, which means you cannot just ski there on your own. There is old mining infrastructure, delicate ecosystems, and nesting birds to respect, not to mention you’re likely skiing through someone’s backyard! If you’re still skiing, please head to BLM or National Forest lands, like out Washington Gulch or Slate River.

Skiers crossing a bridge on Pooche's Paradise trail

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.