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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. 

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
Snow Mountain Stampede

Snow Mountain Stampede

The annual Snow Mountain Stampede is two races over two days. These races are the last 2 races of the Grand County Nordic Race Series, held at Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center, with a long and short course option. March 11th is the Freestyle Race (12.5K, 25K, 50K)...

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Stampede  Recap

Stampede  Recap

The 39th Snow Mountain Ranch Stampede lived up to its name! It was a real test of endurance to complete both the Skate Race one day and the Classic Race the next day! The incoming snowstorm was heavy Friday evening, at times almost a whiteout. But Shawn the Groomer...

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Ranch2Ranch Recap

Ranch2Ranch Recap

The Ranch2Ranch Trek Saturday Feb 11 and Sunday Feb 12 was about as spectacular as you can get! Bluebird skies with temperatures in the high 20’s and virtually no wind…. How close to perfect can we spoil you with? Groomers Shawn and crew from Snow Mountain Ranch had...

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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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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:

State-wide Information for Colorado:


Competitive Programs

School Programs

Adaptive Program

Devil's Thumb Nordic Center

Devil's Thumb Ranch Nordic Center

Devils Thumb Ranch has nearly 120km of groomed trails in the shadow of the Continental Divide. Day passes and season passes are available to the public and they also offer many packages and discounts with lodging. The full service Activities Center offers equipment and clothing sales and ski and snowshoe rentals,  regular lessons for adults and children as well as private lessons, and tours.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

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