Lessons & Tours

Enhance your on-snow experience with our professional instructors and guides. Lessons will give you the skills and confidence to boldly venture out on your own and embrace the sport of cross country skiing. Tours are the perfect way to experience our snowy backyard in a safe environment. All of our options are private and tailored to your goals and skill level, focusing on fun!

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Lesson Offerings

Adult Lesson

Adult Lessons

Ready to learn how to cross country ski? Our team of PSIA-certified instructors will make it fun and easy. Whether you want to learn classic or skate, we will enhance your confidence and technique, allowing you to enjoy your time on the trails. Perfect for never-ever skiers and seasoned veterans alike.

  • All lessons are private and 75 minutes in length
  • Classic or skate style, your choice
  • Trail pass and rental gear is included
  • $120 for one person, $60 for each additional person. 
  • Adult lessons are offered daily at 9, 10:30, 12, and 1:30.
  • Lessons must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.

Adult Lesson

Youth Lessons

Let our children’s specialist instructors get your kids moving on the trails. With a focus on fun, your 5-16 year olds will be ready to ski with skill and confidence. First-timers welcome! 

  • All lessons are private and 75 minutes in length
  • Classic or skate style, your choice
  • Trail pass and rental gear is included
  • $120 for one youth, $60 for each additional youth. 
  •  Youth lessons are offered daily at 9:30 and 11:00.
  • Lessons must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.

Adult Lesson

Family Lessons

Learning to ski is fun for the whole family and the perfect vacation activity! Any combination of adults and kids, ages 5 and up are welcome. 

  • All lessons are private and 75 minutes in length
  • Classic or skate style, your choice
  • Trail pass and rental gear is included
  • $120 for one person, $60 for each additional skier. 
  • Family lessons are offered daily at 9:30 and 11:00.
  • Lessons must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.

Tour Offerings

Adult Lesson

Snowshoe Tours

If you can walk, you can snowshoe. Our experienced and friendly guides will take you safely into the backcountry around Crested Butte for a unique winter adventure. With half and full-day options, the ultimate winter vacation experience awaits. After you book, your guide will work with you to customize your tour.  

  • All tours are private – no experience necessary – rental gear included
  • Half-day tours are 2.5 hours in length. Start times are 9 & Noon. Cost: $120 for one person, $60 for each additional person
  • Full-day tours are 5 hours in length and start at 9 AM. This tour is challenging but rewarding and our guides will manage the pace and terrain to your ability. Calories will be burnt – bring plenty of snacks. Cost: $200 for one person, $100 for each additional person
  • Tours must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.

Adult Lesson

Ski Tours

Backcountry nordic touring is the ultimate winter vacation experience. With half and full-day options and a variety of terrain available, our friendly and experienced guides will lead you on a unique adventure. After you book, your guide will work with you to customize your tour.  

  • All tours are private – no experience necessary – rental gear included
  • Half-day tours are 2.5 hours in length. Start times are 9 & Noon. Cost: $120 for one person, $60 for each additional person
  • Full-day tours are 5 hours in length and start at 9 AM. This tour is challenging but rewarding and our guides will manage the pace and terrain to your ability. Calories will be burnt – bring plenty of snacks. Cost: $200 for one person, $100 for each additional person.
  • Tours must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.

All lessons and tours are private and available by reservation only.
Lessons & clinics have limited space, so be sure to reserve early.

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

We will try to accommodate reservation changes when possible but cannot guarantee staff availability.

We do request a 24-hour notice for any cancellations.

Participants must be at least 5 years of age.

Questions? Contact skischool@cbnordic.org.

Cancellation Policy: Lessons cancelled 24 hours or more in advance will receive a full refund. Lessons cancelled within 24 hours will not receive a refund.

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