Nordic Events in Grand County, Colorado

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

2024 CHSAA State Championships • February 22-23

High School championships at Snow Mountain Ranch. Thursday is Skate and Friday is Classic. Volunteers are still needed. Sign Up to Volunteer!

Kids Nordic Program • February 23, 2024

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FREE Kids Friday Lessons at Snow Mountain Ranch for kids ages 5-10 from 1-2:30p. This is the last one of the season! Registration is required. Click here for details and to register.

Full Moon Ski @ SMR • February 23, 2024

Full moon ski and snowshoe Snow Mountain Ranch from 6-8:30pm. Bask in the glow of the full moon while skiing or snowshoeing. Hot cocoa will be available at the Skinny Ski Cafe! Click Here to Learn More

Skijoring Clinic • February 24, 2024

Head out on the award-winning Nordic ski trails at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and learn to work as a team with your four-legged friend! Easy and fun to learn, skijoring is a great way for you and your pup to get outside and enjoy the trails all winter. You must bring your own pet. The Skijoring Clinic is 11am-12:30pm and costs $60 per person. Skijoring harness, ski rentals, and trail day pass are not included, however they are available to rent and purchase at Zach’s Mercantile. Other Skijoring Clinics are on March 2 & 30. Learn more at devilsthumbranch.com

Sons of Norway Barneløpet • February 24, 2024

The Sons of Norway 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 distance are 1 km, 2.5 km and 5 km. Free Ski Rentals can be reserved at SMR Nordic Center. Register Online at barnelopet.com. Registration on Feb. 24 & Check-in: 9:30 am. Race: 11:15 am.

Full Moon Ski @ Pole Creek • February 24, 2024

Full moon ski and snowshoe at Pole Creek Golf Course 3-8p. Learn more at polecreekgolf.com

Skiathlon Race • February 25, 2024

The Skiathlon Race is a new event on Sunday, February 25th starting at 9AM. The skiathlon will consist of both classic and skate skiing. The event can be completed by one person, or a two-person team relay (all male, all female or co-ed). The racecourse will consist of classic skiing, a transition area to change into skate equipment, and finish the leg of the course with skate skiing. The total distance is approximately 12K. So, get your skis waxed, find a buddy – get ready to have some fun!

This first annual skiathlon will be held in honor of Bill Chambers who passed away last August. Bill was a longtime resident of Grand County who loved Nordic skiing and being part of the mountain community.

The race fee is $55 per person which includes the entry fee, as well as a meal following the race. Lunch will include a vegetarian chili and Devil’s Thumb Ranch’s Signature Wagyu chili with a beer. Learn more & Register at devilsthumbranch.com

Grand Nordic Skate Race at Granby RanchGranby Ranch Skate Race • March 2, 2024

This was added as a Make Up Date for this race for Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Granby Ranch since the original scheduled date of January 7th was moved to Snow Mountain Ranch. Not racing but want to be a part of the action? Sign Up to Volunteer.

This race is part of the Grand County Nordic Race Series. Click here to learn more about the Race Series >>

Skijoring Clinic • March 2, 2024

Head out on the award-winning Nordic ski trails at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and learn to work as a team with your four-legged friend! Easy and fun to learn, skijoring is a great way for you and your pup to get outside and enjoy the trails all winter. You must bring your own pet. The Skijoring Clinic is 11am-12:30pm and costs $60 per person. Skijoring harness, ski rentals, and trail day pass are not included, however they are available to rent and purchase at Zach’s Mercantile. There will be one more Skijoring Clinic this season on March 30. Learn more at devilsthumbranch.com

Mike Elliott Youth Ski Festival • March 2-3, 2024

The 2024 Mike Elliott Youth Ski Festival, Presented by Winter Park Competition Center and Rocky Mountain Nordic, is at Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies, on Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, 2024. The Youth Festival is a NON-Sanctioned Event / USSS Membership NOT Required. Classic Individual Start Distance Race (2k / 3K) is Saturday, March 2nd. Skate Mass Start Distance Race (2k / 3K) is Sunday, March 3rd. Race Registration Due by 5:00 PM on Monday, February 26, 2024.

Click Here to Learn More & Register for the Youth Races >>

Snow Mountain Stampede • March 9 & 10, 2024

Fun, challenging but “doable” 12.5km lap at Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center. Super fun, spectator friendly with Skate races on March 9 and Classic races on March 10. Click here to learn more about the race. Not racing but want to be a part of the action? Sign Up to Volunteer.

This race is part of the Grand County Nordic Race Series. Click here to learn more about the Race Series >>

Skijoring Clinic • March 30, 2024

Head out on the award-winning Nordic ski trails at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and learn to work as a team with your four-legged friend! Easy and fun to learn, skijoring is a great way for you and your pup to get outside and enjoy the trails all winter. You must bring your own pet. The Skijoring Clinic is 11am-12:30pm and costs $60 per person. Skijoring harness, ski rentals, and trail day pass are not included, however they are available to rent and purchase at Zach’s Mercantile. This is the last Skijoring Clinic this season. Learn more at devilsthumbranch.com

Grand County Nordic Race Series • January – March

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 10th. 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.

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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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

Find more details at grandlakerecreation.com
and at polecreekgolf.com

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

This Nordic calendar is provided by GrandNordic.org