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. 

Now Hiring at Snow Mountain Ranch

Now Hiring at Snow Mountain Ranch

Snow Mountain Ranch is hiring Nordic staff positions! Search job openings and apply today. Contact Mary Ann Degginger for more info at mdegginger@ymcarockies.org or (970) 887-2152 x4130. Nordic Staff: Must LOVE the snow! Job duties include: rent and sell ski...

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Summer Biathlon Training at Snow Mountain Ranch

Summer Biathlon Training at Snow Mountain Ranch

The biathlon range at Snow Mountain Ranch is now available for summer training use. As has been the case for the last several years, access to the range is via Just Ranch - the Nordic Center/CCO parking area is off limits. See the maps below for parking and route...

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Potential training session(s) for CBC race volunteer roles

Potential training session(s) for CBC race volunteer roles

Our thriving race scene at Snow Mountain Ranch depends on a pool of willing and able volunteers to actually run the races. The pool has typically been on the shallow side, and if you’ve hesitated to jump in because you’re not sure you have enough biathlon knowledge,...

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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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Ranches

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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Current COVID-19 Information

Nordic skiing remains one of the safest outlets available for both individuals and families. With the COVID-19 pandemic, things are constantly changing and adapting to meet current conditions and best safety practices. Please be sure to check individual Nordic Centers and businesses as well as our local local and state government websites for current information, restrictions and resources:

Local Information from Grand County: www.co.grand.co.us/COVID19

State-wide Information for Colorado: covid19.colorado.gov

Events

Competitive Programs

School Programs

Adaptive Program

Ranch 2 Ranch Nordic Ski Trek

October 22, 2022

Join us at Snow Mountain Ranch for the annual ski swap! New and used equipment for sale, door prizes, food trucks, and more! The Expo is new this year with reps, Toko wax service, and more!