Grand Lake Nordic Center

Ski & Snowshoe Trails Nestled in the Quiet of the Rocky Mountains ~ 35 km of Outstanding Nordic Terrain for All Abilities
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The Nordic Center is OPEN for the season with 100% of the trails now open!

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Enjoy the scenic views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Arapahoe National Forest at the Grand Lake Nordic Center. We offer the beginner to advanced skier a variety of terrain on 35 km of classic and skate skiing trails.

View of the Never Summer Mountain Range from the GLMRD Nordic CenterThe terrain and trails are also excellent for snowshoeing, and we have a dedicated dog loop and kid's tubing hill! The GLMRD Nordic Center is a full-service, outdoor winter destination featuring our ski and snowshoe rentals, lessons, a retail shop, and a winter soup kitchen at the Lodge. Don't Forget: FREE Kids Program ~ Grand County Kids Ski Free on Fridays (excluding Holidays)!


  • 35 km Groomed Trails for Classic & Skate Skiing
  • Ski & Snowshoe Rentals • Lessons • Retail Shop
  • Snowshoe Trails
  • Kids’ Tubing Hill
  • Dog-Friendly Ski & Snowshoe Loop
  • Ski our Scenic River Trail!
  • Retail Shop
  • Plus Visiting Moose!

2013 Best Nordic Center in Grand County

Cross Country Skier Magazine

The Grand Lake Nordic Center was featured as a "hidden gem" in the November 2010 issue of Cross Country Skier Magazine. Visit the magazine website at: or read the full article in the November, 2010 issue on page 72.

We have been coming here for about 13 years and learned to ski here. We are now teaching our kids and they love it too. Thanks for everything! - Harry, Jackie, Nicole and Brianna

The snow is perfect for skiing. We love River Run, Spirit’s Haunt and Reed’s Run. Love the new lodge makeover and the new bridge over the river! - Terry

The grooming of the trails is absolutely wonderful! The Grand Lake Nordic Center is one of our favorite places to ski - the trails are always great, the lodge is so comfortable, and the people are very friendly. - Vanessa and Ben

We were so excited to find a tubing hill in Grand Lake! Our children loved it and played for over an hour, and the adults loved it, too! Then we went into the cozy lounge for hot chocolate and sat by a real fire — a very enjoyable day! - Mike, Amber, Jessica, Myrtle and Timmy

Just a short note to let you know that my dog and I appreciate the trails. The skiing is great. The trail system is great. I volunteer at the Chamber Visitor Center and all the folks with dogs are so thankful to learn about the area. - Melinda and Will
Ski at the Grand Lake Nordic Center
The Ski Rental Center at the Grand Lake Nordic Center Lodge
Snowshoe at the Grand Lake Nordic Center
Sledding at the Grand Lake Nordic Center
  Upcoming Events nordic center icon Saturday, January 31
Full Moon Ski | 5pm - 9pm
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Sunday, February 8
Stomp & Romp for Grand County Pet Pals

nordic center icon Adult Pickleball Every
Tue/Thur/Sat @ GL Elementary
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Grand Lake Metropolitan Recreation District    |   1415 County Road 48 / P.O. Box 590, Grand Lake, Colorado 80447    |
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