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Big Honors, Big Plans

We're working non-stop to keep you healthy and keep you skiing

We’re excited to announce that for the first time ever CB Nordic has been nominated to the USA Today list of 10 Best Cross-country Ski Resorts in North America. Being in the top 20 is a huge honor in and of itself, and we couldn’t be here today if it weren’t for you. You are CB Nordic. Whether you buy a pass, participate in the Alley Loop, or just visited for the day, we exist by and for you.

Help us show the world what an amazing community we are by voting today (and every day until November 9) so that we make it into the top 10! 

In addition to this exciting news, we have A LOT happening! Make sure you buy your Season Pass before November 1. Read on for updates on our fall Bridge Days, MastersThanksgiving Camp, and Business Partners. It’s time to get psyched for winter!

Save the Date!
(Virtual) Annual Meeting & Potluck

November 12, 2020

More than your average Zoom meeting, we’ve got some fun ideas to spice up this event. Stay tuned for more info! 

Get Your Season Pass

Prices Go Up Nov. 1
Season passes are your ticket to unlimited skiing on our 50 km. of trails. Plus, you get all these benefits:
  • 5 free rentals any time in the season
  • Free children’s passes for kids in your household
  • Children’s season passes come with unlimited free rentals
  • Discounts on private ski lessons and backcountry tours
Passes are 20% off for a limited time.
Masters classic ski clinic cruising down a track through the trees
Volunteers building bridges

Build a Bridge

Every fall CB Nordic gets a team together to haul the culverts and boards that build our bridges into position so that we can have trails this winter. If you’d like to help us out, please sign up.
  • Day 1: October 17, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Day 2: October 24, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Be prepared for walking, heavy lifting, and wading through rivers. We’ll reward you with lunch and a deep sense of satisfaction. You need work gloves, hat, mask, sunscreen, and rubber boots/waders. We have boots/waders you can borrow, or you can get your feet wet.

Masters Dryland Training

with Cam Smith & CORE

Get ready for ski season with Masters Nordic Dry Land Series from CORE, led by Cam Smith. It takes place Monday and Thursday at 4 p.m.; pick 1 day or 2. Monday is focused on strength, either in the studio or virtual, with balance drills specific to nordic skiing. Thursday is outside, running with poles. $140 for the two days; $80 for one day. Program runs from October 12 – November 19 (it’s not to late to join). Sign up at click schedule then click series. Contact Ginny with questions!

Masters Dryland training in the fall
Jenn and Joellen working with a group of Thanksgiving Camp students

Masters Update

Registration Opens Soon

Masters Program Descriptions are now online. Check out the newest offering, the Performance Technique Group, for experienced skiers that want that extra edge on the competition.

COVID-Protocols: Like with our Junior Programs, groups will be smaller and have a consistent coach assigned to them. Individuals and groups will be more spread out on our trails. Masks will be required for any “non-actively skiing” time, and all activities will be out of doors. The same changes will happen throughout Ski School, so that Lessons and Tours are consistent with these policies.

Registration is opening in late-October for returning skiers (keep your eyes peeled for an email), but then open registration begins November 1. Mark your calendars! With smaller group sizes and other provisions for COVID in place, we will have limited capacity in the Master Program this year.

New this year, Masters will offer the choice of a 3-week session (2 clinics/week) or a 6-week session (1 clinic/week), so you have more options to fit your schedule. We have beefed up the schedule so you have more days and times to choose from. The Performance Training Group has even added a Tuesday/Thursday 10:30 a.m. time slot, in addition to the noon, so we can fit more people in with smaller groups. For Performance Training this year,  you have to pick one day or both days, and then stick to either Tuesdays or Thursdays. Questions? Email

Thanksgiving Camp

2020 Edition

Start your season right by getting on skis with an expert coach nearby. The Thanksgiving Camp kicks off with the Round-Robin Skate Ski refresher on Thursday, November 26, then heads into full-day clinics for experienced skiers and 1.5 hour clinics for new-to-nordic folks. We are implementing many COVID protocols this year, such as distanced groups, masks, and outdoor-only activities.

The major change to this year’s Thanksgiving Camp is that there will be NO kids camp. With all programs being outside all day and more, smaller groups for adults, we do not have the capacity to do a kids camp, as well. We hope to bring it back for 2021!

We’ve also changed our booking policy to a reservation system. Upon registration opening you may reserve desired clinics by making a $25 deposit. Once we are sure that snow conditions & public health guidelines will allow the camp to proceed, the balance of your clinic fee will be charged. Registration is coming soon! Learn more.

Jenn and students in a Thanksgiving Camp lesson
Three young skiers coordinating movement on a triple mounted pair of skis

Partner With Us

Together, we go far.

As a nonprofit, CB Nordic relies on a wide variety of sources of income to be able to provide affordable services and programs. Our Business and Lodging Partners help us provide 9 km. of free trails, Ski for PE for our schools, and other Outreach Programs that help the entire Gunnison Valley be happier and healthier. Besides doing good, Business Partners get perks like marketing benefits or season passes.

Email Laura if you’d like to learn more, or enroll now. Deadline to enroll is November 15.

You Make All the Difference

Support a Thriving Future for CB Nordic

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.