The Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley, in southwest Colorado, has emerged as a Nordic skiing and snowshoeing hot spot. Groomed Nordic trails now number more than 95K, backcountry routes are plentiful.
The Crested Butte Nordic Center and Crested Butte Mountain Resort are open for the season. Full-service cross-country ski center provides lessons and complete rental packages for skate and classical skiing, as well as ice skating, snowshoeing and sledding. The Nordic Center maintains more than 50 kilometers of groomed trails that meander around the outskirts Crested Butte and offers tours, races, events and ski programs).
Located in the heart of town at Second Street and Whiterock, the Nordic Center will be open for the season until April 4, 2010. For more information, call (970) 349-1707 or visit www.cbnordic.org.