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. 

Now Hiring at Snow Mountain Ranch

Now Hiring at Snow Mountain Ranch

Snow Mountain Ranch is hiring Nordic staff positions! Search job openings and apply today. Contact Mary Ann Degginger for more info at mdegginger@ymcarockies.org or (970) 887-2152 x4130. Nordic Staff: Must LOVE the snow! Job duties include: rent and sell ski...

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Grand Nordic Corner

Grand Nordic Corner

Nature keeps teasing us!  Two inches one day, three the next, then a sunny or windy day!  But it is all starting to pile up.  Some areas around Winter Park and Fraser already have skiable trails, just don’t break out your good skis yet!  The higher...

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Volunteers Needed for Ski for Light

Volunteers Needed for Ski for Light

Are you interested in becoming a Guide for the Ski for Light International Event which will be held at Snow Mountain Ranch Jan 29-Feb 5 2023. Ski for Light, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit, organization founded in 1975. The mission of Ski for Light is to teach...

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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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Ranches

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: www.co.grand.co.us/COVID19

State-wide Information for Colorado: covid19.colorado.gov

Events

Competitive Programs

School Programs

Adaptive Program

free cross country ski lessons at Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center

Free Nordic Ski Lessons - Sunday, December 11, 2022

Learn to Classic & Skate Ski For Adults & Kids at YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center. Trail Passes & Rentals FREE to Grand Nordic Members (non-members pay regular fees). Morning & afternoon lessons with instructors from Grand Nordic, Winter Park Competition Center, and Colorado Nordic Masters.