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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. 



CHSAA Nordic Skiing State Championship Races Hello fellow Nordic skiers, teachers, students, Grand Nordic members and community members, Middle Park High School is hosting the CHSAA Nordic Skiing State Championship races again this year at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch on...

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There are so many Nordic events available all over the county in the next couple of weeks… so many are spectator friendly and most still need volunteers. Full weekend ahead with chances of some new snow and full moon specials.  Middle Park High School has again hosted...

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Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is excited to announce a new event – Skiathlon Race – scheduled for 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...

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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

Series Sponsored by Winter Park Chamber

Snow Mountain Stampede

Snow Mountain Stampede • March 9-10, 2024

The 40th Annual Snow Mountain Ranch Stampede is March 9th & 10th. Saturday, March 9th will be Skate races. Sunday, March 10th will be Classic races. The race course will be a fun, challenging but “doable” 12.5km lap. Super fun, spectator friendly. Pre-registration is required as there will not be any race-day registration. There will be medals for age group winners. 50k and 25k racers who complete both days will get a Belt Buckle. There will also be BBQ!

Not racing but want to be a part of the action? Sign Up to Volunteer >>

FREE Kids Friday Lessons • Jan. 12 – February 23, 2024

The Kids Nordic Ski Program on Fridays from January 12th thru February 23, 2024 at YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center, offers ski instruction for beginners and more accomplished skiers ages 5-10, skiing games, winter nature activities, and ends with a Nordic Ski Festival and prizes for all. Lesson starts at 1pm. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Please arrive 30-45 minutes prior to lessons to get equipment and trail pass which are provided for the duration of the lesson. Classic, skate and never-ever lessons are available with a maximum of 30 students total. Parents are encouraged to help and will receive trail pass and equipment for the duration of the lesson if helping.

Call or text Grand Nordic at 970-887-0547 with questions or to volunteer.

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

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors & Supporters

Devils Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center
Granby Ranch
Winter Park Competition Center
Winter Park Chamber
Grand Foundation
Never Summer Mountain Products
Colorado Adventure Guide
Christy Sports