Nordic or Cross-Country Skiing is a great way to tour beautiful Summit County terrain while getting a great cardio workout. The Nordic centers in the county offer gear and lessons, as well as some other great winter fun!
A Giant Frozen Lake
There are great options for nordic newbies and seasoned pros alike. Many of the hiking trails in the county are open for winter use by snowshoers, fat bikers, and cross-country skiers. Nordic centers offer groomed trails, and the Town of Dillon has the majestic “Lake Loops” a groomed trail over the giant frozen reservoir.
Local guides are available to lead you on a treck deep into the backcountry if you are looking for real adventure – or have a rustic Colorado night in one of the huts maintained by Summit Huts.
Cardio meets Fun in the Sun
Get outside and away from the crowds with gorgeous views of the Colorado mountains.
As with any winter activity, make sure you have plenty of water, first aid gear, plenty of warm clothing, and a fully charged phone. Know your physical limits, plan your route, and make sure someone knows where you are and when you expect to return.
So where can you get started? Four local nordic centers offer full outfitting, lessons, and miles of groomed nordic trails. Many offer other activities like snowshoeing, fat biking, sleigh rides, and more. If you want a cozy lodge with hot drinks at the end of your snowy day, these spots are for you.