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Nordic Skiing Throughout The Valley

Enjoy Nordic Skiing at many locations throughout Grand County! Devil's Thumb Ranch, & Snow Mountain Ranch are two of the premier locations to explore the Valley throughout Grand County.

*Photo courtesy of Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies
With more than 100km of groomed trails nestled in the pristine and private Ranch Creek valley at the base of the Continental Divide, a premiere Nordic center for Colorado cross country skiing. Whether you enjoy skate, classic or snowshoeing; there's something here for everyone.
Novices can start the day with a private or group lesson from one of our friendly instructors. More seasoned Nordic enthusiasts will find our advanced technique clinics helpful. And, of course, a wide variety of quality cross country ski equipment is available for purchase or rental - including infant sleds and skijoring rigs. Dogs on leashes are welcome on our dog-friendly trails. Our Nordic Center and ski trails are open daily during ski season

Ski & Snowshoe Trail Passes Full Day
Adults: $20
Seniors (Over 65): $15
Kids (Age 6-12): $10
Kids (5 and under): Complimentary
5-Punch Pass (Non-transferable): $85
10-Punch Pass (Transferable): $160
Day passes include use of Pavilion Ice Rink & Tubing Hill

Ski & Snowshoe Rentals
Adults: $25
Seniors (65 & over): $15
Kids (12 & under): $10
Skis only: $14
Boots only: $7
Poles only: $7

Group Lessons
$40/person one hour
Excludes rental and trail pass
Offered at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
2 person minimum
$45/child one hour
Ages 6 - 12
Includes rental and trail pass
2 person minimum
Offered at 11am on Saturday and Sunday

Learn to Ski Package (Group lesson, trail pass, and equipment rental)
Adults: $65
Kids/Seniors: $45
Offered at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm


Snow Mountain Ranch’s Nordic Center has more than 100 kilometers of trails accommodating everyone from the first-time cross-country skier or snowshoer to the elite racer. Beginners can ski on short loops around the Nordic Center while the experienced racer can train on longer trails with steeper climbs. Beyond cross country skiing, families and groups can enjoy ice skating, sledding & tubing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides.

Single-Day Cross-Country Skiing or Snowshoe Trail Pass
Adult: $20
Children 6-12: $10
Children 5 and younger are free
Your canine companion can even join you on some of the trails, but remember, leashes are required!

2015-2016 Winter Rental Rates
Equipment Rental Rates (Half Day begins at 1pm)
Adult Classic or Snowshoe: $18 / Half Day: $14
Adult Skate / Performance: $22 / Half Day: $17
Child (12 and under) — $10 Half Day — $8
Nordic Lessons (one-hour, group lessons available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.,
private lessons available at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
Group (per person): $25
Private: $45
Additional person: $25
Please call the Nordic Center at 888-573-9622 to schedule your lesson.\

Learn to Ski Package (equipment rental, trail pass, one hour group lesson)
Adult: $50
Child: $40
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