Crested Butte Nordic

A nonprofit organization

Crested Butte Nordic supports our community's mental and physical health by providing winter outdoor recreation through our trails, programs, and events. We rely on donors like you to keep our programs affordable, so that all people can access the benefits of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.


"The essence of community is tough to foster in the winter months as everyone huddles inside to stay warm. You don't have music in the park or backyard bbq to bring people together like you do in the summer. For our family, CB Nordic has become a connection point during the winter months to socialize with other families and friends and enjoy winter in the surrounding mountains together."

"I would never get out of bed if we didn't have the groomed trails to lure me outside to enjoy our prominent mountains. So up-lifting to ski around to enjoy the various vistas. Thank you for your early morning commitment to the nordic community and the town."

"I just wanted to thank you guys for everything that you are doing. The service you're providing for the community is huge. The trails have been in incredible shape, and offering rentals to the community during this crazy time has been wonderful. It's been invaluable to be able to be out on the trails, seeing so many people (many obviously somewhat new to the nordic scene) enjoying the fresh air and spectacular views. THANK YOU!!!!!!"

On the Alley Loop: "Such a fun atmosphere. Felt almost like family, even though it was my first time in crested Butte."

"Amazing trails in the woods, and even better was the concept of skiing through town streets. It is just so cool and I can't imagine the work required to make that happen. Never previously experienced anything like it. So awesome! Such a fun ski town vibe."

On the Crested Butte Junior Team: "Thanks for building a program that meets all styles of learning to Nordic. It is so awesome to have a program that fosters all types of kids and their level of engagement in a sport. This allows for building lifetime Nordic skiers!"


Crested Butte Nordic fosters outdoor experiences and community well-being through high-quality programs, events, and winter trails.

Crested Butte Nordic sets the standard of excellence for outdoor winter recreation through accessible, inclusive, and fun nordic-focused programming for all ages and abilities. We host high-quality recreational events that offer unique community experiences. Through strong local partnerships, Crested Butte Nordic maintains an extensive winter trail system that connects residents and visitors to our natural surroundings.

Background Statement

Crested Butte Nordic was founded in 1987 to provide groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails to the town of Crested Butte and the surrounding Gunnison Valley. Since then, the trail network has grown to 55 kilometers for skate skiing, classic skiing, and snowshoeing. We have grown from one part-time, seasonal employee to six year-round staff and eighty seasonal staff. This team works together to host a wide range of community programs and events, in addition to maintaining the winter trail network.

Organization Data


Organization name

Crested Butte Nordic

other names


Year Established


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Recreation & Sports

Organization Size

Large Organization


620 2nd Street
Crested Butte, CO 81224


PO Box 1269
Crested Butte, CO 81224

Service areas

Gunnison County, CO, US



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