The Nordic News

Winter Nordic News title photo with skier on groomed track

Winter Is Not Over Yet...

We have plenty to keep you busy!

Did someone say spring?  Apparently, old man winter has other plans for us. The continued flow of moisture is keeping our groomers busy. And for that matter, we’re all keeping busy!

Coming up, we have a whole host of activities to keep you enjoying the delights of winter… because it’s still winter. Next Wednesday, we’re hosting our first ever Adult Biathlon Session. On Saturday, March 25, we invite you to join us for our inaugural “Free for All”, a community ski day. And let’s not forget, we have the 25th Grand Traverse Ski on April 1-2. As always, we need a village of volunteers to help pull-off this grand event.

So, let’s make the most of our extended winter conditions!

Biathlon participant sighting in a target

Adult Biathlon Session

Just when you thought skate skiing couldn't get any better

Join us next Wednesday, March 22 from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM for our first-ever Adult Biathlon Session. Are you a fan of Nordic skate skiing but always wondered how you could possibly make it even more fun?  At the Session you’ll learn about the history of Biathlon (Europe’s most popular winter sport), Biathlon rules, and Biathlon range and rifle safety. We will cover various Biathlon race formats and participants will get the chance to ski a short Biathlon using Crested Butte Nordic’s air rifles for the shooting bouts. Skate skiing experience is helpful, but not required. Clinc cost is $25. Cannot make it but want to stay in the loop?
Visit our Calendar of Events to sign up for future Biathlon information.

Free for All

A fun-filled community ski!

On Saturday, March 25, we want to welcome the Gunnison Valley, and our visitors, to join us for “Free for All,” a community ski day at Crested Butte Nordic.  While skiing and snowshoeing is what we do, the community is WHY we do it.  To celebrate this, we’re inviting all to this fun-filled community ski.

Trail passes and equipment rentals will be FREE.  Participants will need to reserve gear prior March 25 and trail passes will need to be picked up at the Nordic Center.  Join in the festivities from 10AM – 2PM, with a rolling start from the Gronk Trailhead at 10 AM.  There will be plenty of self-guided ski challenges, fun and great skiing to be had. Costumes encouraged and rewarded!

Happy family out for a ski in the sunshine near Crested Butte
Star Pass check point camp out for the Grand Traverse race between Crested Butte and Aspen

The 25th Annual Grand Traverse

Call for Volunteers

You may have heard that we’ve got a ski race to Aspen shaping up! The 25th Grand Traverse is coming up on April 1-2, and with that comes our call for volunteers. 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.
Interested in being part of the race buzz? You can sign-up here.

Beer Ski World Championships

You won't want to miss it

Crested Butte Nordic and Treasury Liquors are excited to announce the return of the Beer Ski World Championships! On Saturday, April 8 at the Magic Meadows Yurt, individuals and relay teams will chug beers and then ski a 1/2 mile loop
in this ultra-athlete event. There will be two race options, a Relay and Solo.  If you’re not into racing, just come celebrate an amazing season with us at the Yurt!

Beer Ski participants rounding a bend in a race out in the Magic Meadows trail system near Crested Butte
Crested Butte Nordic employee and shop dog showing off the retail offerings

Passes Discounted for Spring

And Shop-wide Sale!

Passes for the 2022/2023 season are now $200. 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 Nordic Center where our friendly staff can get you set up for fun. Be advised that this is not a pre-sale on passes for the 2023/2024 season.

Also, through March, our entire inventory will be discounted by 20%. This includes all apparel, waxes, gloves, hats, sunglasses, 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 Nordic Center to take advantage of these end of season deals!

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.