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Cross Country Ski in Grand County, Colorado

More Ks, More Days • Ski Early, Ski Late • Endless Trails • Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe • Close to Denver

Grand Nordic’s mission is to promote All Things Nordic in Grand County, Colorado. Bringing together resources in this website, Grand Nordic has compiled all the county has to offer, including World Class Nordic areas, ranches offering groomed Nordic skiing (also called Cross Country Skiing), recreation districts and town recreation departments offering kids lessons, NSCD offering both adaptive and adaptive competitive programs, Colorado Biathlon training and competition, School teams in Middle School and High School, Competition programs for all ages, free skiing in the Center of town and free trails connecting towns for miles across the county or on golf courses. 

Summer Biathlon Clinic

Summer Biathlon Clinic

With the ski trails closed, we enter that long stretch before we can get to biathlon-ing again. In the meantime, the national team member, Chloe Levins, will once again be hosting a shooting clinic this summer at Snow Mountain Ranch range! The clinic will run from...

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Grand Nordic Corner  20Apr23

Grand Nordic Corner  20Apr23

In contrast to last year, the crust skiing this spring has been amazing!  We keep talking about it because, after the Resorts close, the snow crust can take you anywhere and this is one of the longest crust seasons I’ve ever seen.  The Crust is still...

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Spring Backcountry

Spring Backcountry

By David Maddox Spring is the time of corn snow slogging, crust cruising and everything in between. This can be all in the same day. In fact, oftentimes it is in the same day. And for the in-between - you better carry a couple of waxes because that nice coat of spring...

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Grand County Nordic Race Series

Grand County Nordic Ski Racing is putting on six Nordic races, both skate and classic, with long and short course options. There are even kid and family options. By signing up for the race series, you save on the individual race cost.

Three great partner venues will host the events:

  • Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby
  • Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash
  • Grand Lake Nordic Center in Grand Lake

Nordic Centers

Grand County is a cross country skiing mecca with 3 Nordic Centers with pristine groomed trails, rentals, lessons, & gear.

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Free Trails

Enjoy free access to groomed or packed trails, maintained by towns, recreation districts, local trail organizations and clubs.

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Relax when you book your lodging at the same place that you can enjoy cross country skiing on beautifully groomed trails.

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Backcountry Trails

For those who enjoy breaking trail in the peaceful quiet of the snowy forest, Grand County has miles and miles of trails to offer.

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Competitive Programs

School Programs

Adaptive Program

Snow Mountain Stampede 50k Skate race start

Winter Park Nordic Ski Team & Summer Training

Bring your enthusiasm, passion, and aspirations and the Winter Park Competition Center will help you achieve your highest potential as an athlete, person, and competitor. They offer several options for different levels of Nordic skiers, including a Summer Training Program. Training consists of technique-specific drills, Nordic games, and long-distance skiing to build endurance, balance, agility, and strength. Both classic and skate techniques are emphasized and required as a part of practice in order to help the athlete become a better all-around skier.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors & Supporters

Devils Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center
Winter Park Competition Center
Christy Sports
Never Summer Mountain Products
Boulder Nordic Sports
Grand Foundation