Whether you have never skied cross-country, or could use some fine-tuning, a lesson can make all the difference.  Our Nordic Center has a team of friendly, experienced cross country ski instructors that will introduce you to the sport or take your skiing to the next level!

Group Lessons
We offer group lessons every day at 10:30 a.m.  

Private Lessons
Private lessons are available by reservation.  Private lessons are available every day at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00, and 1:30 p.m.  Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling (970) 349-1707

Backcountry Nordic and Snowshoe Tours

Explore the spectacular terrain around Crested Butte with the security of an experienced guide. Whether you’re new to CB, new to snowshoeing or cross country skiing, or new to winter entirely, a guided tour is a terrific way to enjoy a winter adventure.  All tours are led by our safe, friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced guides. Tours safely explore the valleys of the Slate River, Washington Gulch, Brush Creek, and the historic mining town of Gothic, as well as other pristine destinations.

Tours are offered 7 days a week and must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance

Although these tours are normally private, with multiple bookings and limited tour guides, we may combine groups.

To reserve a tour, email or try calling the Nordic Center (970) 349 1707

For your tour
  • Meet at the Nordic Center at 9:30 a.m, dress to be active outside in all weather, this means bring clothes for cold and warm weather.
  • Tours end at noon
  • Bring a backpack, water, and snacks


Day Passes (20% discount for seniors (65+), free passes for kids 17 and under
Adult $20.00
Senior (65+) $16.00
Super Senior (70+) FREE
10 Punch Transferable $160.00
Child (17 and under) FREE
Dog $5.00
Fat Bike FREE
Rentals (20% discount for seniors (65+), free rentals for kids 17 and under
Skis, Boots, and Poles $20.00
Snowshoes $20.00
10 Pack of Rentals (20% off) $160.00
Season Rental $175.00
Ice Skates $15.00
Burley $20.00
Lessons (20% discount for seniors (65+) and kids 17 and under)
1 Day 1 Hour Group Lesson $45.00
3 Days of 1 Hour Group Lessons (20% off) $108.00
1 Hour Private Lesson $55 ($45 for each additional person)
3 Days of 1 Hour Private Lessons (25% off) $132 ($108 for each additional person)
1.5 Hour Private Lesson with video analysis $85 ($65 for each additional person)
3 Days of 1.5 Hour Private Lessons with video analysis (20% off) $204 ($156 for each additional person)
Add Rentals and Trail Pass (20% off) $32.00
Tours (20% discount for seniors (65+) and kids 17 and under)
Half Day Backcountry XC Ski or Snowshoe Tour (9:30 – noon) $90 (60 for each additional person)
Hydro Carbon $20.00
Low Fluro $30.00
Hot Box $50.00
Binding Mounting $20.00