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Activity Highlight: Cross Country Skiing

Wildflowers in Crested Butte

Activity Highlight: Cross Country Skiing

Crested Butte has a well-earned reputation for being the “Nordic Ski Capital of Colorado”. For a break from the vertical adrenaline rush at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, swapping out the alpine skis for cross country skis is a natural progression. Your heart may beat just as fast, but instead from a peaceful and aerobic workout.

Crested Butte Nordic grooms 55 kilometers of trails for classic and skate skiing that wind around the picturesque open valleys and through aspen groves and pine forests. Whether you have never cross country skied or could use some fine-tuning, the Crested Butte Nordic offers lessons and tours can make all the difference. Their team of instructors is professionally certified and is prepared to introduce you to another fantastic winter sport.

What’s more, Crested Butte Nordic offers children’s day and season passes, plus rental equipment, free for kids 17 and under!  

For an epicurean adventure like no other, take a moonlit ski tour to the Magic Meadows Yurt for a fantastic dinner experience that is prepared by Chef Tim Egelhoff, one of the most highly regarded chefs in Crested Butte. The one-mile rolling route to the yurt will surely make you hungry for the five-course meal that waits; including entrees such as beef tenderloin, roasted boneless quail or olive oil-seared salmon. Enjoy that extra bite; you’ll get to burn off those extra calories on your way back to the trailhead.

During your next visit to Crested Butte, venture out on a different type of ski adventure and experience the bliss of cross country skiing.