From Crested Butte Nordic
With the Holiday Season upon us there’s much to be merry about. Our big news of late is the arrival of our long awaited new snow cat! After many months as CB Nordic’s lone cat, “Matilda” has been joined by “Snowbiwan” to tag team the grooming needs of our trail system. With a Christmas blizzard in the forecast, fingers crossed we’ll be able to get our full trail system open by the New Year.
In the meantime, there’s plenty of fun to get involved in. This past weekend, Ruthie’s Run up on the Bench played host to the Junior National Qualifier event. Roughly 230 racers came out to compete in skate and classic events and we are so grateful to our CB community for their abundant support of our young people!
On the horizon, we have yurt dinners starting this week. We have lessons, tours, and rentals available daily. The Town of Crested Butte got the Big Mine Ice Rink open for skating this past week and we have skates ready for you to take a spin on the ice. January marks the return of Sunday Bistro and our first ever series of Yurt Trivia nights. Read on for more.
We'll be open
The Nordic Center, located at 620 Second St., will continue to be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week. This includes Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. A quick reminder that holidays are busy at CB Nordic. Please reserve equipment and purchase passes online to avoid long waits and to claim you gear before we run out of your size.
Holiday Gift Wishes
For Junior Team Biathlon
620 2nd Street
Crested Butte, CO 81224
Masters Second Session
Coming Up on Jan. 3
We’ve had a successful start to our Masters session for the winter season and are looking forward to the next round. If you’re interested in learning skills, meeting fun people to ski with, or simply looking for something to get you out on the trails every week, our Masters Program is just what you need. Interested, but not sure where to start? Check out the Masters Program Guide to discover which class is right for you. There are three more 3-week sessions to choose from with the next one starting on Jan. 3. Get into Masters and get out there.
Community Wax Bench
Open for Business
We are happy to announce the return of our indoor community wax bench. After spending the last two years outside due to public health and safety needs, the bench has officially been returned to its former indoor location to accommodate the dedicated self waxing skiers. Have your own specialized waxing bench at home? Remember to stop by anytime to shop our tuning supply retail to replenish your stores.
Holiday Kids Program
Youth Adventure Sessions
Sign your kids up for exciting and engaging half-day nordic adventures! Programs are available every day between Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m except Christmas Day. Local and visiting kids will enjoy ski touring through our forested trails, picnicking in the sunshine, and exploring new terrain. Skiers will focus on fun through learning safe and efficient nordic skiing. Winter adventure skills, shelter building, and mountain awareness will be presented in age appropriate skill sessions. Click the link below to learn more and register your kiddo for some good winter fun over the holidays.
Dog Etiquette on Trails
Please Observe for Enjoyment of All
We have had multiple complaints about irresponsible dog owners. Reports of raw dog poop on the trail, dogs chasing, barking and nipping skiers and abandoned poop bags laying on the trail.
If you bring your dog to ski on the Crested Butte Nordic trails you must abide by our Dog Trail Policies. We love to be able to offer dog friendly trails, but this is a privilege that must be maintained by the care of dog owners.
Keep dogs under control. Do not allow dogs to chase or bark at other skiers.
Poo bags are not allowed to be left on trails anywhere for any length of time. Dog doo carrying clips are available for purchase at the warming house to make it easier to carry bags with you.
For the love of dog, please do not look the other way when your dog poops on the trail. Unclaimed poop is smelly, unsightly, ecologically toxic, and makes a nasty mess of the grooming tillers.
Do your part to keep our trails clean and open to our furry friends.
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.