Free Rentals for Season Passholders

Giving You More With Your Season Pass

We believe that everyone should get outside all year long. In order to help you get more out of your winter, we offer free rentals as a perk when you purchase a Season Pass. There are a few blackout dates over the holidays, and this doesn’t apply to 10-Punch passes. Read the Fine Print below. Still have questions? Read on. We’ve tried to provide the answers.

Why are you doing this?

We want you to get more out of winter. We want you to have more fun, be healthier, and enjoy more time outside with friends and family. We want you to experience for the wonder of a dinner at our Magic Meadows Yurt, the beauty of Mike’s Mile, the serenity of the Bench, and the joys of all of our other groomed trails.

We also offer other free programs to get more people outside and excited about Nordic skiing: Kids ski for free. Learn to Skate Clinics are free. Town Ranch,The Rec Path, and the Riverbend Connector are free.

We believe that a Season Pass helps you get more out of winter, but for some of you, the equipment is key. It’s in our mission and it’s in how we work everyday at CB Nordic: we want you and others to enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing as part of a thriving, vibrant life.

Do I get to keep a pair of your rental skis for the season?

Not quite. Rentals are for one day at a time (pick-up and drop-off on the same day) and we will have some blackout days around the Holidays (see the Fine Print below). Free rentals are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Then we’ll charge you the Full Day Rate for each day they’re late. We’ll also charge you for any damage or dirt you leave on the skis. Thank you treating our equipment with respect so that it will serve others as well as it serves you.

What equipment can I borrow?

Season pass holders can borrow any of our skis or snowshoes, one day at a time, at no cost for the whole season. This includes classic skis, skate skis, skin skis, etc. We do limit the number of season passholder skis/snowshoes that go out each day, so be sure to pick up yours early to ensure availability. Rental equipment cannot be reserved in advance. We’ve recently updated ALL of our skis to brand new Fischer skis.


You can’t reserve the skis in advance. You have to go to the rental counter, stand in line, and hope that our daily allotment of season rental skis are still available. Our skis have sizes, but they won’t be as tailored a fit as your own skis. There are some blackout dates around the holidays. When you have your own skis, you can customize them to your liking and they’re ready at your fingertips, every day.

The Fine Print

One pair of snowshoes or skis, boots, and poles per day per person can be redeemed from the Crested Butte Nordic Center by current season passholders. Must be present to redeem, and all normal checkout procedures apply. This offer does not apply to 10 punch passholders  Any rentals not returned by the end of the day will be charged full price for each day late. Free rentals are on a first come, first served basis, and will be limited to no more than 10 free ski or snowshoe rentals/day, in order to accommodate other guests.

Blackout dates: Free rentals will not be available to season passholders December 21st through January 5th, Presidents’ Weekend, or March 9 – 27 due to the holiday crowds. We reserve the right to implement other blackout dates as the need arises so that our operations continue to run sustainably.

Buy a season pass. Borrow our skis. Get more out of winter with us.