Loading Events

« All Events

Thanksgiving Camp

November 28, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Three decades of on-snow training at Thanksgiving continues in Crested Butte!


Our camp offers clinics in intimate groups with
personalized coaching that caters to all fitness levels.


Get a jump on your nordic ski season with our early season instruction!


Thursday, 11/22 – Crested Butte Nordic Center

Wax Bench & Equipment Rental
8 a.m.

Round Robin Refresher Clinic
CLASSIC Technique
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Friday, 11/23 – Crested Butte Nordic Center

Wax Bench & Fischer Demo Equipment
8 a.m.

Camp Welcome w/ Morning Refreshments
8:30 a.m.

Full Day Clinic’s
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  w/ mid day lunch break

Kids Camp
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  w/ mid day lunch break

Introductory Technique Lessons
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

U16 Junior Training Camp
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wine & Waxing Clinic
Nordic Center Cat Barn
4 p.m.

Saturday, 11/24 – Crested Butte Nordic Center

Wax Bench & Fischer Demo Equipment
8 a.m.

Camp Welcome w/ Morning Refreshments
8:30 a.m.

Full Day Clinic’s
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  w/ mid day lunch break

Kids Camp
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  w/ mid day lunch break

U16 Junior Training Camp
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

Introductory Technique Lessons
12:30 p.m. –  3:30 p.m.

Winter Kickoff Celebration
6 p.m. – Secret Stash Downstairs

Sunday, 11/25Crested Butte Nordic Center

Alley Loop Race Series (Race # 1) – 5K / 10K SKATE
10:00 AM


All clinic costs include a complimentary CB Nordic trail pass.

Round Robin Refresher

Thursday, November 22nd,
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

The Round Robin Refresher is a fun way to get back onto skis and refresh your muscle memory.  Participants of all ability levels will practice skills and drills with a variety of instructors – “round robin style.”

Introductory Technique Lessons

Friday & Saturday, November 23rd & 24th
12:30 p.m to 2:00 p.m. &  2:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m

We offer multiple 90 minute sessions for individuals curious about trying nordic disciplines for the first time.  These group lessons will be geared toward introducing “never-ever” participants to basic classic and skate ski techniques.

Full Day Clinics

Friday & Saturday, November 23rd & 24th
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We offer full day Skate & Classic clinics with professional instruction and video analysis for recreational through advanced ability levels.

Participants will be divided into groups based on ability at the outset of camp.  Groups will be comprised of no more than 8 students per instructor.  Less experienced skiers will get frequent breaks with refreshment in a heated enclosure.  Video analysis of your technique will be captured and reviewed on snow to maximize your learning experience.

Full day clinics on Friday and Saturday include a morning and afternoon session, separated by a  lunch break.  Sessions run approximately 2.5 hours long.

The Full Day Clinic fee includes complimentary hot soup lunch at the Nordic Center.

Kids Ski Camp – Full Day

Friday & Saturday, November 23rd & 24th
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

Our Kid’s Camp provides kids, grades K – 6th, an opportunity to experience the “fun”damentals of nordic skiing with on-snow games, obstacle courses and winter adventuring!

Understanding that younger kids may not be inclined to spend a full day outside on snow, camper’s will have the afternoon to free play at a local indoor gymnasium.  After being served soup lunch at the Nordic Center, kids will be chaperoned by camp instructors to the Jerry’s Gym, located at the Town Hall in Crested Butte.

Kids Camp Registration includes: ski equipment, instruction, hot soup lunch and gymnasium admission.

U16 Junior Training Camp

Join us for 2 1/2 days of skills, drills, games and easy distance skiing on Crested Butte’s awesome trail network. This camp is designed especially for young skiers who are not quite ready to join their teammates at the West Yellowstone Camp, but want to get a jump on their technique and fitness for the coming season.

Team Coaches:
We invite coaches to ski along with the kids, help coach and learn from our coaches.  No fees for coaches who bring 3 or more skiers.

U16 Junior Training Schedule:

FRIDAY – 11/23

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Classic Technique – Opening games, skills, drills and easy technique skiing.
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Skate Technique – 
Opening games and challenges, then easy skiing with kids of your same ability.

SATURDAY – 11/24
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Classic Technique –
skills, drills and easy technique skiing.
1:00 p.m. –  3:00 p.m. Skate Technique – easy skiing with technique tips, fun drills and sprints.

SUNDAY – 11/25
9:30 a.m. – Skate Race – 3km, low key fun race – just ski fast & have a blast!

Other Activities

Winter Kick-Off Celebration
Saturday, November 24th, 6 PM
Secret Stash Downstairs

Commemorate ski camp with athlete camaraderie at this evening social gathering.  Slideshow featuring camp ski action and Nordic themed entertainment will be presented.

– Cash Menu & Bar –  Open to the Public

Nordic Strength Training – FREE Session

Join fitness professional and ski enthusiast, Ginny Turner of CORE Fitness for specific strength that supports your Nordic skiing. Ginny will take you through several core and Nordic ski stabilization  exercise programs to support your skiing throughout the season. A virtual link to the training program, including video tutorials, will be emailed to each participant to maintain your strength regime at home!

Sign up Friday morning at Camp to schedule your session.

Wine & Waxing – FREE Session
Friday – 4:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join our coaching staff and wax reps from Toko and Swix for an hour of snacks, beverages and waxing instruction! We will have numerous wax benches and coaches to provide personalized hands on experience with kick wax, glide wax, scraping and brushing.

Is it really possible to wax, scrape and brush your skis with a glass of wine in one hand? Come find out!

The Alley Loop Points Series Race #1
Sunday, 10 a.m.

Youth – 1K/3K
Master – 5K/10K Skate
Kids race FREE / $10 Adult Race Fee
A fun filled, multi-lap course will be set to put your new skill’s to the test!  Set course will incorporate lot’s of agility and maneuvering with NO big climbs.  This race against the clock is the perfect opportunity to get an idea for how your technique holds up under fatigue.  Video analysis of race performance provided to camp participants.

Fisher Demo Equipment


A full fleet of Fischer Skate & Classic set up’s will be available to demo Friday through Sunday.
Gear will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis, starting 8:00 AM daily at Fischer Tent outside Nordic Center.

– Available Equipment –

Boots: Speedmax Skate, Carbonlite Skate & Classic, RCS Skate, XC Control Classic Boots
Skis:  Speedmax Skate, Carbonlite Skate, RCS Skate, Twin Skin Carbon, Twin Skin Race, Twin Ski Pro


November 28, 2019
November 30, 2019
Event Category:
Crested Butte Nordic Logo

PO Box 1269
Crested Butte, CO 81224

(970) 349 – 1707