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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. 



This is the perfect time of year to take advantage of sales on winter gear! Many of our partners have some great deals going on, so we've put together some so that you can find something for yourself. If we've missed anyone, please let us know by emailing us. Snow...

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Where has the Nordic season gone?  There’s still a lot of snow in many places but well-used trails are melting out due to warm daytime temperature.  If you get several sunny days and a few cold nights, you can experience the Nordic skier delight – Crust...

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In an effort to share photos with those who attend our events, like the Grand County Nordic Race Series and the Ranch2Ranch Trek, we have compiled photo albums for everyone to enjoy. We have photos from many of our events, but not all events had a photographer...

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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

Le Feet Lab sale on April 6

End of Season Sales!

This is the perfect time of year to take advantage of sales on winter gear as many retailers are trying to get through their inventory. Many of our partners have some great deals going on, so we’ll be reporting as many sales as we can find. Some of our sponsors having end of season sales include:

  • Colorado Adventure Guides
  • Le Feet Lab
  • Christy Sports
  • Icebox Mountain Sports
  • Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center

We’ll be adding more information as it becomes available so be sure to check back for more sales!

FREE Kids Friday Lessons • January – February 2025

The Kids Nordic Ski Program is held on Fridays in January and February at YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center. It 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. The 2025 dates will be announced at the beginning of the 2024-2025 ski season.

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