The Nordic News

Winter Nordic News title photo with skier on groomed track

Closing Day

Plus a bonus week of free skiing!

That’s right, let’s make the most out of the everlasting winter! Thanks to generous support from the Town of Crested Butte, we’ll be grooming the Bench Trails through Sunday, April 16th. The best part is, they’ll be free and open to the public. 

All other nordic trails will close at the end of the day on Sunday, April 9th. Despite the plentiful snow that remains, please respect the trail closures and do not ski on closed trails. The Nordic Center’s closing day will also be Sunday, April 9th. So, be sure to come by before then to take advantage of our end-of-season sale. Now through closing day, we’re offering 20% off our entire store inventory. This includes all apparel, waxes, gloves, hats, 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 the next year, now is the time.

A GT racer rejoices on top of Star Pass at sunrise.

A Quarter Century of Grand Traverses

Last weekend marked the 25th annual Grand Traverse. Over 170 teams made their way under clear skies from Crested Butte to Aspen. This monumental feat would not be possible without our generous community of volunteers and hard-working field teams. This year, 118 volunteers logged over 400 hours for the event. The 2023 race results are live, with impressive finishes from several local teams. Be sure to check out great race content, including team interviews, on the GT Instagram Feed.

Let us Help You

End of Season Storage Wax

Perhaps you’ve started to think about the seasonal transition of your gear room? Don’t forget to take care of those nordic skis! Put them away happy (coated in wax). Swing by the Nordic Center any time before April 9th, between 9 am – 5 pm to have your skis serviced. A coat of storage wax only costs $12.

The Nordic Center staff prepares skis.
Beer Ski participants celebrate in the sunshine.

Beer Ski World Championships

Leave the speedsuit at home.
Bring your A-Game.

Crested Butte Nordic and Treasury Liquors are bringing back the Beer Ski World Championships! On Saturday, April 8, at the Magic Meadows Yurt, individuals and relay teams will chug beers then ski a 1/2 mile loop for this end of season event. This is a 21+ event with a Team Relay and Solo Racer Challenge.  If you’re not into racing, come out anyway to celebrate an amazing season with us at the Yurt!

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.