Snow Mountain Ranch is excited to welcome you to the 2021 virtual American Birkibeiner event! As a host of the Birkie, Korte and Prince Haaken races, Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic staff members want to ensure you have all of the information you need. If you have any questions or can’t find what you’re looking for, please reach out at 970-887-2152 x 4170.
The Snow Mountain Ranch 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. 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.
Stay up-to-date with the latest Trail Conditions here.
February 24-28, 2021
HOW TO GET HERE
Snow Mountain Ranch is located at 1101 County Road 53, Granby, Colo.
For lodging guests, check-in is located in our Administration building. When you turn off of Route 40 onto County Road 53, drive about a mile down the road. At the first stop sign, you’ll see signs for guest registration. Turn left at the stop sign into the large parking lot.
To get to the Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center, continue straight at the stop sign. Stay left until you reach a 4-way intersection. Take a right at the intersection and you will arrive at the Nordic Center parking lot.
TRAIL INFORMATION/ RULES
These events will be self-timed on a well marked, open, course. The course marking will be Birkie branded signs along the trail to give directions for each course. All three course start at the bottom of the hill outside the Nordic Center on Pole Creek trail, the courses use the same route for the first 14K to the point where the Prince Haakon turns towards the Nordic Center and the Birkie and Korte courses continue together. The next time that the two trail passes the Nordic Center is the end of the Korte and while the Birkie continues for the final 17k. The courses for the virtual Birkie are 14k, 26k and 43k in distance, the same as the in-person Birkie courses this year.
The course will be marked and open to the public during the duration of the event (24-28th). Although you are racing the clock, be cautious of other skiers coming towards you on the trails… Use caution throughout the course.
The course will be groomed for Skate and Classic technique daily.
You can toggle through all three courses (Birkie, Korte and Prince Haakon) by using the dropdown menu in the top left corner of the map frame.
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
Multi-Day Cross-Country Skiing Trail Pass
Five time punch card: $110 (can be shared between family members)
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
Make it a getaway!
YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch is excited to announce that the Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center has partnered with the American Birkebeiner as a location for the 2021 virtual Birkie event. Snow Mountain Ranch is the host of the Birkie, Korte and Prince Haaken races taking place February 24 – 28, 2021.
We want to celebrate by offering a new Birkie lodging package. Save 20% on a lodge room when you stay for the race and get free breakfast on us (2-night minimum stay required). All Indian Peaks lodge rooms are ski-in, ski-out. Limited pet-friendly options are available. CLICK HERE for more information.