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What will your winter look like?

Start Your Planning Now

Labor Day weekend is a tipping point here at CB Nordic. Not only did we conduct a successful Summer Grand Traverse amid a pandemic, but we also got (very!) early season snow this year. While we love the flowers of summer and the yellow leaves of fall, September means that we are off and running envisioning winter with you. 

As you know, Season Passes are on sale now and we’re excited to have you join us for a winter of unlimited skiing on your terms. Additionally, we’re now enrolling Business & Lodging Partners, so if you’re interested in learning how CB Nordic can help you achieve your goals, please reach out! Finally, we are working out the details of what our Masters Community programs will look like, but Masters are indeed happening this season.

Season Passes on Sale

20% Off Until 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

Remember: prices go up November 1!

Snow cat grooming trails with Mt Emmons in background
Skiers on Magic Meadows trails with Whetstone Mountain in background

Become a Business Partner

We Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Want to reach new audiences? We do that.
Want to reach a core, loyal audience? We do that.
Want to get yourself and your staff outside so you can all be healthier this winter? We do that, too.

New this year: we’re offering discounted bulk pass pricing for businesses when you buy 5+ passes. We’re also offering Trip Planning services to our guests, included recommended dining, lodging, and things to do. 

Check out our updated Business Partner program for 2020-2021, and email Laura if you’d like to learn more about how you can help CB Nordic while we help you.

Summer GT Success

300+ Racers Tackled the "Grand Loop"

Labor Day weekend CB Nordic successfully pulled off one of the few endurance races of the summer in Colorado. We implemented many new health protocols for bib pick-up, racer briefing, aid stations, the start, and the finish. Racers completed what turned out to be a beautiful but arduous 45-ish mile loop course that took them up and over Star Pass. It taught us a lot about racing in the time of COVID, and gives as a hopeful outlook for being able to host events, albeit with modifications, this coming winter.

Our own Cam Smith won the men’s Run, with a time of 7:03:04.3, just 2 seconds ahead of second place! Spartan Race World Champion Nicole Mericle won the women’s Run in 8:21:56.9. The Bike had a stacked men’s field, with National Champion Russell Finsterwald taking home the win in 4:10:54.9, while local pro and mountain bike coach Jenny Smitt won the women’s race in 5:30:34.3.

Thank you to all our volunteers who enabled us to pull this off!

Summer Grand Traverse running competitor on course
Masters skier working on skills in a clinic

Masters Update

Programs are happening!

Just like with the Junior Team, we are working to craft this year’s Masters Program to align with the Gunnison County Coronameter. What does this mean for you? Masters is happening! It also means smaller groups and meeting at trailheads around town, so you get more personalized and diversified instruction. 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. Stay tuned for more info. Registration will open November 1.

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.