Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed!

Interested in volunteering this winter? We are looking for volunteers to help from January 20-22, 2022 during the Junior National Qualifying Races at Snow Mountain Ranch. Volunteer sign-in and sign-out will occur at the Leggett Building at Snow Mountain Ranch. To...
XC Backcountry Report January 12

XC Backcountry Report January 12

Loads of snow and high winds have created a dangerous snowpack in the local mountains. This slope at the Second Creek Headwall last weekend is testament to the potential size and hazards that are out there. Photo by Kim Headberg. Cold Temps Keep Trails Firm The onset...
Grand Nordic Corner January 6, 2022

Grand Nordic Corner January 6, 2022

Wow, the storms have not disappointed!  We got two months of snow in less than two weeks and it’s still coming.  The words of the day are PATIENCE and KINDNESS.  Grand County is short of workers anyway and whoever is out there is trying their best to get a job done. ...
XC Backcountry Report December 29

XC Backcountry Report December 29

Atmospheric River of Moisture Brings Relief to Snow-Starved Trails What a difference a storm makes! While the first day of Winter reflected the dearth of moisture that Colorado has been experiencing through the fall, what meteorologists are calling an ‘Atmospheric...
Grand Nordic Corner December 24, 2021

Grand Nordic Corner December 24, 2021

Earlier this month, I hoped the weather forecasters would be correct and Friday would bring the expected 6-8 inches – we were not disappointed.  Now after another long series of sunny bluebird days, I am praying again for the holiday forecast to not...
XC Backcountry Report December 15

XC Backcountry Report December 15

Last week’s storm blessed many of the Colorado mountain communities, but left the Fraser Valley continuing to want more. While Crested Butte, Aspen, Steamboat and others were reveling in double digit snowfalls, we were bracing against howling winds, sideways...
Grand Nordic Corner December 9, 2021

Grand Nordic Corner December 9, 2021

“Being a successful skier and staying healthy go hand in hand. Our sport is so physically demanding that a skier at any age can have a weakened immune system from intense training, racing, or travel and easily succumb to illness.  The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us a...
January 2022 Events

January 2022 Events

Mark your calendars for these January Nordic events! FREE Kids Friday Lessons • Jan 7 – Feb 25, 2022 FREE kids Nordic ski lessons for ages 5-10 on Fridays from January 7th thru February 25th, 2022 at YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center. The Kids...
Volunteers Needed!

XC Backcountry Report November 29th

Well, the 2021-2022 snow season is not exactly off to a gangbuster start. The 4-6” of light, fluffy snow that graced our trails the day before Thanksgiving may have been low in density, but it did a lot to spruce up the existing base, where there was one. It gave...
Grand Nordic Corner November 25th

Grand Nordic Corner November 25th

Last year at Thanksgiving, we were rescued by a last-minute storm of 4-7 inches depending on where you were in Grand County.  Doesn’t appear we have that in the stars for 2021.  A trace on top of other traces doesn’t make much to slide on. Continue your dryland...