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
DEVIL’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 recently named #3 Best Cross-Country Ski Resort in the 2017 USA Today 10 Best 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. 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 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 can pay one rental fee that allows for skiing and showshoeing that day.
Ski & Snowshoe Trail Passes Full Day
Seniors (Over 65): $15
Kids (Age 6-12): $10
Kids (5 and under): Complimentary
5-Punch Pass (Transferable): $99
10-Punch Pass (Transferable): $185
passes include use of Ice Rink
Group Lessons $40/person one hour Ages 13+ Excludes rental and trail pass Offered at 10:30 am, 1:30 and 3:30 pm $55/child one hour Ages 6 - 12 Includes rental and trail pass Offered at 10:30am on Saturday and Sunday
Private Lessons $50/one hour Excludes rental and trail pass Offered at 9am, 12pm and 3pm
Advanced Coaching $90/one and a half hours Excludes rental and trail pass Includes video analysis 2 person maximum
SNOW MOUNTAIN RANCH
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.
Cross-Country Skiing or Snowshoe Trail Pass
Children 6-12: $10
Children 5 and younger are free Your canine companion can even join you on some of the
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
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
Additional person: $25
Please call the Nordic Center at 888-573-9622 to schedule your lesson.\
Learn to Ski
rental, trail pass, one hour group lesson)