Grand County Nordic areas wrap up season this weekend |

Grand County Nordic areas wrap up season this weekend

Diana Lynn Rau
Grand Nordic president

Devils Thumb

April 11 is closing day and all winter gear is now on sale up to 50 percent discount. Call Devils Thumb Activities Center 970-726-8231 for current conditions and updates.

YMCA Snow Mtn Ranch

• The Annual Ascent on Blue Ridge End of Season will be Saturday, April 10. The Blue Ridge Loppet will be leaving the Nordic Center at 9 a.m. Snow Mountain Ranch will provide bag lunches and there will a campfire with S’mores at the summit. We still have lots of snow so conditions, so it should be excellent. Call the Nordic Center at 887-2152 x 4173 for details.

• YMCA offers free skiing for Grand County locals on Wednesdays. Call the cross-country Shop at 970-887-2152 x 4173 for sales on special equipment purchases. Closing day is April 18, but may be sooner depending on weather conditions. End of season sale on new gear is up to 40 percent off and rental gear is on sale as well.


Most of the Nordic areas will close by mid-April so enjoy them now. Grand Lake has officially closed. New and used equipment are on sale at all the areas – time to buy for next year. Snow in the high country is still plentiful so head to the backcountry but avoid avalanche areas and travel in numbers with necessary safety equipment. The Waterboard roads are still a good bet. Look for volunteer opportunities this summer to prepare our cross-country trails for next year and the Nordic Ski Swap in October. Keep safe in the outdoors and see you again next season!

Information on these events and more can be found at

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