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Summer is on the Horizon

And we're still chugging...

We know, you’re ready to move on to summer. Believe it or not, so are we! While winter is of course our season, we keep on chugging through the summer. We plan and host our summer events, including the fast-approaching Grin & Bear It trail race and Summer Grand Traverse. We plan program offerings for the next winter, and we convene as a team to re-visit the list of challenges that come up over the winter to determine how we can improve next season. This summer we’ll be extra busy with the construction of the Outpost. Moving forward, you can read about the Outpost’s progress here in the Nordic News. Keep scrolling for the first Outpost Update!

Thanks to everyone who completed our 22/23 Season Passholder Survey. We appreciate your input and look forward to making improvements next year!  Congratulations to Kimberly Baldwin, the winner of this year’s passholder survey drawing.
With our summer planning in full swing, take a peek at upcoming Crested Butte Nordic events and opportunities, including the chance to share your input on the future of recreation in the Gunnison Valley by taking Met Rec’s Recreation Survey.
Volunteers carry wood planks to help build bridges before the snow flies.

Volunteer Appreciation Party

We want to celebrate YOU!

As a nonprofit, we rely on the support of volunteers throughout the year. We can’t thank you enough for the support you give us on the trails, at events, and around the Nordic Center. This year, 263 volunteers worked 1,250 hours to help us make it all happen! We hope you’ll join us for our Volunteer Appreciation Party.

The Depot – 716 Elk Avenue
Friday, June 9th
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Please RSVP if you can make it.

Grin & Bear It

Join in the fun!

Looking for a mid-summer race? If you’re training for the GT or just want to run with a bunch of awesome people, register for the Grin & Bear It. Once again, we’ll be offering a 15k “sprint” to Green Lake and back. Or, if you need something a little longer, think about the 25k loop up and around through Baxter Gulch before heading to Green Lake and back down to the finish at the Nordic Center.

A runner rejoices on her way back down from Green Lake.
A sketch of the Outpost design.

Outpost Update

It's finally happening!

Most summers around the Nordic Center are quiet, but things are about to get messy over here. The good kind of messy. You may have already noticed a few subtle changes, including the removal of some trees where the Outpost will be constructed, and a new location for the shed that holds our many trail signs. Starting this week, we will be digging in the dirt to install new utility lines. We look forward to keeping you posted on the progress!

Met Rec Survey

Give your input.

Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District (Met Rec) plays a big role in funding and shaping recreation throughout the Gunnison Valley, and they want you to be a part of it.  Share your ideas and feedback by taking the Met Rec Recreation Survey. Your response will help guide Met Rec’s recreation grant funding and strategic planning decision-making. The survey is open until June 30th.

A sketch of the Outpost design.

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.