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Nordic is a Yearlong Lifestyle

Summer Training and Events

Another season is in the books. Though we’re excited to spend some time with the wildflowers and the afternoon rainstorms, that nordic glide is always in the back of our minds.

So, in keeping with this week’s snowy forecast, we’re thrilled to share that we’re partnering with CORE to offer adult summer dryland training starting in June. It’s going to be a great mix of indoor and outdoor options that can be tailored to fit your needs and schedule. We’re also excited to bring back summer youth training for the devo and comp teams. Read on for more details about each program.

The end-of-season survey will be open for two more weeks. We’d love to hear your feedback. Don’t forget to include your email at the end for the chance to win a free 2024-2025 season pass.

And don’t forget to save the date for our Volunteer Party and Outpost Celebration on Friday, June 14th at 4 p.m. We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful building and celebrating our amazing community of volunteers. Let’s kick summer off with a great celebration.

A runner takes part in a fall race.

Dryland Training

Masters Community in the Summer

We’re thrilled to partner with our good friends at CORE to bring you outdoor and indoor summer dryland training options.

Join CB Nordic for 10 weeks of Masters Summer Training starting Tuesday, June 11th at 4 p.m. We’ll focus on nordic outdoor activities to keep you improving and strengthening your body for skiing through the off-season.

Simultaneously, CORE is offering a CB Nordic 10-Pack of Classes. This is not a specific class but rather an opportunity for you to select from various complimentary offerings. All CORE classes will translate to higher-quality skiing, running, and all the fun outdoor things. Work to improve your quality of movement from your core with more power, better balance, and improved efficiency.

You can sign up for CB Nordic classes for $135, CORE 10-Pack for $230, or bundle both options and save for $350. If you choose to bundle, purchase the 10-Pack from CORE first to receive a discount code for Masters.

CB Nordic Team

10 Weeks of Summer Youth Training

Coach Ben is bringing back a fun-filled 10 weeks of summer training for the devo and comp teams. Crested Butte Nordic Team’s summer training is designed to offer a structured, focused training group environment with an emphasis on fun and exploration. Summer training will help athletes improve their general fitness through a variety of dryland activities – including, but not limited to, roller skiing, running, mountain biking, strength, and plyometric games (aka speedball) – and provide an introduction to year-round, periodized training models for endurance performance. Athletes should have some background in nordic skiing. Find more information or register here. Training starts Monday, June 10th.

The CB Nordic Team runs to the alpine during a summer training session.
The moon rises over Mt. CB on a beautiful snowy night.

End-of-Season Survey

Share your feedback!

It’s not too late to share your feedback on the 2023-2024 winter nordic season in our end-of-season survey. We promise to read every comment as we plan for the year ahead. Leave your email at the end for the chance to win a free season pass for the 2024-2025 winter. We’ll announce the winner in two weeks!

If you received the season pass holder email sent on April 24th, I linked the wrong survey. I apologize. Feel free to respond to this email letting me know you filled out that survey, and I’ll add your name to the season pass drawing.

Grin & Bear It Registration

Race Day is Two Months Away

Green Lake Trail and Baxter Gulch may still be drying out, but there are plenty of other trails open and ready for you to kickstart your training. Race day is just two months away. Last year, the race sold out, so don’t wait. Register for the 15k or 25k today!

Two runners enjoy the trail on the way to the Green Lake aid station.
Happy volunteers help out at the Summer GT.

We're looking for volunteers!

Grin & Bear It
Summer Grand Traverse

Our summer events are right around the corner. The Grin & Bear It is happening on Saturday, July 13th, with the Summer Grand Traverse Run and Bike shortly after over Labor Day weekend. We’re looking for help with both events in all different kinds of roles. Join us for bib pick-up, course marshalling, work at an aid station, or fun at the finish line!

Save the Date - June 14th

Volunteer Party & Outpost Celebration

Did you volunteer for the Nordic Center or an event this year?
Would you like to see the finished Outpost?

Everyone is invited! Please join us on Friday, June 14th at 4 p.m. We’ll gather in the training area and the new Outpost Murray Banks Team Room to celebrate another season, share our beautiful new space, and thank our amazing community of volunteers and supporters.

Whether you stayed up all night supporting GT racers, moved bridge planks through waist-deep water, or answered millions of questions at Alley Loop bib pick-up, we want to say THANK YOU for helping us through another season. We hope to see you there.

A volunteer helps course marshal at the 2024 Gothic Mountain Tour.
2023-2024 CB Nordic Business Sponsor Logos

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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.