Nordic Events in Grand County, Colorado

Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash, Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs, & Kremmling, CO

Kids Nordic Program • January 20 – February 24

At Snow Mountain Ranch for kids ages 5-10. Every Friday except February 3 from 1-2:30p. Registration is required. Click here for details and to register.

Grand Lake Skate Race • January 29

This race is part of the Grand County Nordic Race Series, held at Grand Lake Nordic Center, with a long and short course option. A beautiful spot for a race course full of twisting and rolling terrain. A 3k course for juniors, and a 7.5k course with multiple laps for the 15k & 30 race. Come join the fun.
Click here to register for the GL Skate Race >>
Click here for details on the Race Series >>

Ski For Light • January 29 – February 5

Cross-country skiing for adults who are visually or mobility impaired, held at Snow Mountain Ranch. Ski for Light is short on guides for the number of participants who have applied this year. If you know someone who might be able to guide at this year’s SFL International event, please ask them to fill out an application soon, or to contact John by emailing [email protected]. More specific information about this year’s event and a Guide Application link are available on the SFL website,

Ranch 2 Ranch Trek • February 11 & 12

Cross Country Ski from Snow Mountain Ranch to Granby Ranch. A Fundraiser toward Youth XC Skiing in Grand County. Park at Granby Ranch to take a bus to Snow Mountain Ranch or shuttle with friends/family. Round-trip skiers park at Snow Mountain Ranch. This is an untimed event on a marked route, Snow Mountain Ranch trails to Fraser-Granby Trail to Granby Ranch trails with two aid stations & medical personnel on course. Ski 12 km one way or ski over & back 24 km round-trip. Ski trails are groomed for classic & skate cross country skiing & snowshoeing. Door prizes & Granby Ranch lodging discount available to event registrants. Register online at, call 970-887-0547, or register on-site. Cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members, and $45 starting Fri, Feb. 10th.

Barneløpet • February 25

The Sons of Norway’s District Six, Colorado Lodges are hosting a free, noncompetitive children’s cross country ski race, the Barneløpet, for young people ages 0 – 16 years. This event is open to all skill levels, options for distances are 1 km, 2.5 km and 5 km. For details, visit

Snow Mountain Stampede • March 11 & 12

The annual Snow Mountain Stampede is part of the Grand County Nordic Race Series, held at Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center, with a long and short course option.
Click here to register for the SMR Classic Race >>
Click here for details on the Race Series >>

Grand County Nordic Race Series • NEW!

Great Races in Great Places! Grand County Nordic Ski Racing is putting on six Nordic races at three Nordic Centers, both skate and classic, with long and short course options. Races are between January 7th and March 12th. Sign up for the whole series with a great discounted price! Race in at least 4 out of the 6 races to compete for the series best in your category. If you can’t do the whole series, you can race in individual races.
Click here for details on the Race Series >>

Winter Park Resort Comp Center Nordic Program • late-November thru mid-April

Stay tuned for 2022-2023 season information for the Winter Park Competition Center Winter Nordic Programs.
Click here for details on the WP Comp Center Nordic Program 

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Current COVID-19 Info & Restrictions
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Due to the continued effects of COVID-19, events may look different this season. Events may be cancelled or limited to a small number of participants. Nordic Centers will be open for skiing but may not hold their large events so be sure to check their individual websites for details. Stay tuned for information as it becomes available and signup your email for updates from Grand Nordic.

Annual Events

Nordic Ski Swap:
Typically held at the end of October each year. 

Free Nordic Ski Lessons
Grand Nordic puts on Free Lessons every season. Be sure to become a member to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Full Moon Ski
Saturdays, December-March
at Grand Lake Nordic Center &
at Pole Creek Golf Course

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Grand Nordic Calendar

Events are color coded by category:
Red = Grand Nordic Club Events  Blue = Grand Lake Nordic Events
Green = Snow Mountain Ranch Events Orange = Devil’s Thumb Ranch Events
Purple = Colorado Biathlon Club Events  Brown = Events outside of Grand County

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