It’s no question Crested Butte is widely known for its steep and extreme terrain en and off piste, but did you know Crested Butte is considered the Nordic Ski Capital of Colorado.

With over 55km of maintained nordic track and over 100km of groomed ski trails in the area, you can be sure to get in a great workout with spectacular views of the West Elks.

Here’s a run-down of all things Nordic in the Gunnsion Valley:

Crested Butte Nordic Center

Crested Butte Nordic is the epicenter of all things cross country in the Gunnison Valley.

Crested Butte Nordic is one of the premier cross-country ski destinations in the country and a nonprofit community nordic ski and snowshoe center.

Located in Crested Butte, Colorado, they groom 50 km. of trails for classic skiing, skate skiing, and snowshoeing. Their spectacular trail system is accessible right from town; no driving required. They rent equipment, as well as offering ski lessons, backcountry tours, fun events, and fine dining at their trail-side yurt.

Who: Crested Butte Nordic
Phone: (970) 349-1707
Web: Crested Butte Nordic

Gunnison Nordic

Gunnison Nordic - Gunnison Coloado Nordic and Cross Country Skiing

In the south end of the valley, Gunnison Nordic provides high-quality groomed cross-country trails close to the City of Gunnison. The organization sponsors events and activities that promote Nordic skiing in the area.

Gunnison Nordic offers youth and adult skate and ski lessons and nordic-ready fitness classes.

Who: Gunnison Nordic
Web: Gunnison Nordic

Nordic Skiing Instructional:
Crested Butte Nordic
Gunnison Nordic
Irwin Guides

Nordic Ski Rentals:
Crested Butte Nordic
The Alpineer (Crested Butte)

Nordic Ski Sales:
The Alpineer (Crested Butte)
Gene Taylor Sports (Gunnison)

Related Links:
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Crested Butte Backcountry Skiing
Crested Butte Avalanche Center
Crested Butte Dog Sledding
Crested Butte Winter Horseback Riding
Crested Butte Ice Fishing