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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. 

Biathlon Volunteer & Training Opportunities

Biathlon Volunteer & Training Opportunities

If you’re game to help with the organization of the Colorado Biathlon Club 2023-2024 events as a race volunteer, and would like more guidance on the process and duties, this message is for you. The goal is to continue building the pool of people comfortable with any...

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FREE Leave No Trace Course

FREE Leave No Trace Course

Did you know that a person trained in Leave No Trace is five times more likely to protect nature and go on to educate around 256 others in their lifetime? Leave No Trace has launched an all-new, FREE 45-minute online training course that covers all your Leave No Trace...

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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
  • Granby Ranch in Granby

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

cross country ski swap

Nordic Ski Swap - October 21, 2023

Join us for the Annual Nordic Ski Swap & Expo on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies. New this year, the swap will be held inside the new Campers Hub building (across from the Nordic Center) as well as outside at the Nordic Center Parking Lot. Find New & Used Equipment from Nordic Centers, Retail Shops & Grand Nordic (club members & fellow skiers). Plus Reps, Toko Wax Service, Door Prizes, Food Trucks & more! Free Admission! Proceeds benefit local youth Nordic ski programs.

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