WELCOME TO WINTER 2021!
As the weather gets colder, we know you’ll want to start planning your winter getaway.
The Nordic Center is open for the season and operating in a socially-distant manner. With an outdoor pass station, limited occupancy inside the Nordic Center, and socially-distant lessons consisting of a maximum of six participants per lesson, our operations team will follow all state and local health and safety guidelines. Rental gear will be sanitized after each use and masks will be required when indoors or during a lesson.
Snow Mountain Ranch’s Nordic Center has more than 120 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 expert trails with steeper climbs.
More than 25,000 skiers per year visit our property covering 5,100 acres of mountain meadows at an altitude of 9,000 feet. Your canine companion can even join you on some trails, making sure both you and your pup are getting a good workout – but remember, leashes are required!
*Please respect our trail and others by using the designated trails for your sport to ensure the safety of others and prevent damage to groomed trails. A footprint or snow shoe and bike track will melt through the snow and spread, creating significantly uneven surfaces.
We look forward to another great year of Nordic skiing and can’t wait to have you here!
- Stampede Race: March 13 + 14, 2021 (check back for more information on logistics of this race)
- Looking to participate in the new Colorado Nordic Race Series? Visit the CCCSA website for more information and to register.
WINTER RATES 2020-2021
Equipment Rental Rates (Half Day begins at 1:00 pm)
Adult Classic Skis or Snowshoes Full Day — $22 Half Day — $16
Child Classic Skis or Snowshoes Full Day — $10 Half Day — $8
Adult Skate Skis Full Day — $24 Half Day — $18
Demo Ski Rental Full Day — $35
Child Carrier Rentals
Osprey Child Carrier Pack — Full Day — $15
Chariot Full Day — $22 Half Day —- $16
One-hour Private Lessons (available at 11 am and 2:30 pm)
Private (per person) 1 household or 3 individuals — $50 (Lesson Only)
Register for Nordic Lessons
Grand Nordic Kids’ Free Ski Lessons Get your kids out on the snow this season! Join us at the Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center every Friday from Jan. 22 through Feb. 26 (no class on Feb. 12) from 1 to 2:30 pm for Kids Free Ski Lessons with Grand Nordic! Kids from k-6th grade are welcome. Register here.
Trail Pass Options
YMCA of the Rockies Family Membership $250-1 year, $600-3 year (Includes use of ski and snowshoe trails, ice rink, tubing hill, swimming pool and Kiva Rec Center, as well as access to our Estes Park Center.) Become a Member!
Single-Day Cross-Country Skiing Trail Pass,
Snowshoe Trail Pass or Fat Bike Trail Pass:
Complimentary to YMCA of the Rockies members and overnight guests
Adult (13+): $25 (day pass)
Children (6-12): $10 (day pass)
Children (5 and younger): free
Multiple Day Cross-Country Skiing Trail Pass
Five time punch card: $110 (can be shared between family members)
Free skiing for those ages 70+ has been discontinued. The YMCA of the Rockies strives to be an inclusive organization and we have changed our Nordic pricing to be in line with our membership fee structure. Membership is open to all, and no one is denied based on financial need. Financial assistance is available, if needed. Your membership fees support the quality of grooming and skiing at Snow Mountain Ranch.
MAKE IT A GETAWAY!
Book a stay at Snow Mountain Ranch and take advantage of over 120 km of groomed Nordic trails! All cabins and lodge rooms are either ski-in, ski-out or walking distance from miles of Nordic ski, snowshoe and fat biking trails giving you the opportunity to find tranquility in a beautiful natural setting.
Hours of operation during ski season:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 970-887-2152 x 4170
The Skinny Ski Cafe is not currently open – instead there will be grab-n-go food options at the Nordic Center.