Experience some of the best XC skiing in North America
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.
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Snow Mountain Ranch’s Nordic Center has more than 1200 kilometers of world-class terrain for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking in the Colorado Rockies for everyone from first-time recreational participants to elite racers. Beginners can ski on short easy 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, snowshoeing,and fat biking from the Nordic Center.
Single-Day Cross-Country Skiing Pass ,or Snowshoe Trail Pass or Fat Bike Trail Pass:
Children 6-12: $10
Children 5 and younger are free
2019-2020 Winter Rental Rates
The Nordic Center’s full-service ski shop is where you will find great deals on lessons and rental packages. We also have the latest cross-country ski gear and apparel for sale.To re-energize, visit the Skinny Ski Cafe and enjoy a light snack or warm up with a bowl of soup and a sandwich.
Equipment Rental Rates (Half Day begins at 1pm)
Adult Classic or Snowshoe: $20 / Half Day: $15
Child (12 and under) — $10 Half Day — $8
Demo Ski Rental Full Day - $35
Nordic Ski Lessons (One-hour, group lessons available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., (Maximum 6 people per group)
Group (per person): $40 (Lesson Only)
Child (12 and under) - $40 (Includes equipment rental, trail pass, and lesson).
Private lessons available at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
One-hour Private Lessons: $50 (Lesson Only)
Please call the Nordic Center at 888-573-9622 for more information.
DEVILS’S THUMB RANCH
With nearly 120km of trails nestled in the pristine and private Ranch Creek valley at the base of the Continental Divide, we’re the premier Nordic center for Colorado and North American cross country skiing. In fact, we were named#1 Cross-Country Ski Resort in North American the 2018 and 2019 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards! Whether you enjoy skate, classic or snowshoeing; there are exhilarating experiences waiting to happen.
Novices can start the day with a private or group lesson from one of our friendly instructors. And, of course, a wide variety of quality cross country ski equipment is available for purchase or rental – including child 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. With a daily trail pass, you pay one rental fee that allows for skiing and snowshoeing that day.
Contact Nordic Center for more information and events: 970.726.8231 Open Daily 8am- 6pm