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Spring Gratitude

Skiing our way through this strange year

It’s pretty amazing to look around and see how much has NOT changed, despite the obstacles we’ve faced over the last 365 days. We continue to ski and snowshoe. We continue to Alley Loop. We continue to take lessons and go to Masters clinics. Our Junior Team continues to practice and do silly races after school. Our Community Outreach programs continue to get new folks on skis. We continue to laugh, smile, and connect with each other.

All year long we’ve been humbled by how the CB Nordic community has steadfastly come together to enrich our lives and strengthen our bonds. You rallied with us to adapt quickly and keep trails open last spring. You volunteered countless hours to help us pull off covid-modified races. You were game for a Virtual Annual Potluck, and when we experienced Valley-wide communications outages, you still bounced back and found ways to connect and have a good time. You’ve showed up for us again and again with your generous gifts, whether that’s our K Club ensuring we could start the season strong or our Masters skiers circling the Magic Meadows for the umpteenth time to raise money for our kids programs. You have kept CB Nordic not just afloat, but thriving, through your kindness, enthusiasm, adaptability, and resilience.

While the pandemic may have underscored CB Nordic’s role in our community, it didn’t change it. We’ve been here, and thanks to your amazing support, we’ll continue to be here, to help you get outside, get exercise, get connected with friends and family, and get more out of winter. Thank you!

That's a Wrap!

Thank you for participating in the Magic Meadows Community Ks Fundraiser!
Together, we skied almost 3,000 kilometers and raised over $4,000 for our Junior Team Programs. Wow! Thank you so much for all your hard work skiing, pledging, and recruiting new folks to the CB Nordic family. We are still doing the math and collecting pledges, so we’ll keep you posted on who raised the most money and what the final total is, but for now, everyone give big shout out to CHRIS HANNA, who skied 316 kilometers on the MM7 course in February! We’ll be in touch with more news about awards, raffle, and results as all of the pledges come in.
Skier rounds a bend on a stormy day in Crested Butte
Fischer Rep and fleet of demo skis

Fischer Orders Due Today

Submit by End of Day

Ready for that new ski feeling? Join our Fischer Order that is going in today for brand new skis, boots, and poles to arrive next Fall! Shop and place your order online, or email drisya@cbnordic.org with questions. But make haste! Today is really the last day to order.

Introducing . . .

Martin Catmur, our new Board President

We’re excited to introduce our new Board President, Martin Catmur (pictured above on the right)! Martin has been a long-time CB Nordic skier and board member and will be a huge asset leading us into the next chapter. Learn more about him in our latest blog post. A huge thank you to Rick Murray who has led the Board for seven years and made such a positive impact on our community. Make sure to say thank you to both these gents when you see them out on the trails!

Alley Loop Citizens Race Series participants spectating
Local youth learning avalanche safety

Thank you to the CBAC!

Avy Education for Junior Programs

The CB Avalanche Center has been an invaluable partner in helping to educate our community and keep folks safe. Thank you to Ian Havlick for joining our Explorers to teach them about avalanche safety. They spent two days learning how to assess terrain for avalanche risk, choose travel techniques that minimize exposure, and search in case of an avalanche incident. The Explorers is our Junior Team program for teens (ages 10 – 15) that focuses on skiing as a lifetime sport, with activities that include uphill skiing, fort building, and backcountry touring, as well as nordic skiing. This program strives to prepare youth for a lifetime of healthy, fun adventures on skis, and the CBAC’s avalanche awareness training is critical to helping achieve this goal. Thank you, CBAC!

Season Passes Discounted

Starting March 15

For the last four weeks of the season we’re discounting season passes by over 30%, so you can now get a regular adult pass for $160. The trails have set up well and are skiing fast on these warm days, so it’s a great time of year to get out, ski hard, bask in the sunshine, and enjoy the nordic winter trails before we transition to mud season for real.

Skate skiers on Magic Meadows trails with Mt Crested Butte backdrop
Gear items made by Camp brand equipment

Camp Spring Sale

40% off

Stock up on skimo gear ahead of the GT! We have a variety of Camp Products, including gloves, packs and helmets, that are now on sale. Just use the code MILE40 at checkout to get your discount. Local pick-up only.

Fun Facts about our Trails

The Rec Path

The Rec Path winter grooming, beyond the Rec Path Bridge, is the result of a partnership between the Town of Mt. Crested Butte and CB Nordic, in cooperation with private landowners. The Path itself goes through mostly private property. Mt. Crested Butte holds the easements and maintains the underlying trail down to the Rec Path Bridge, and CB Nordic does the winter grooming. The Town of Mt CB contributes funds to aid with grooming costs in the winter, and CB Nordic does not require passes, skis, or snowshoes on this section. Folks can walk or fat bike here, and dogs are allowed (but they are supposed to be leashed through the Sunflower Ranch section).

Folks always ask why we don’t groom all the way to Mt. CB; you might have noticed we have a turn around right before the last corner. It is actually the County that requires this: snow spray from the road plowing poses a danger and prevents us from grooming the last bit. While we’d love to find a creative work-around, we’re glad we can groom this connector trail between Mt. CB and CB as far as we do.

Groomed Nordic trail with Whetstone Mountain backdrop

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.