Skiing our way through this strange year
As we approach the one-year corona-versary, we just want to pause to say thank you. It’s because of you that we continue to be here, offering trails, rentals, programs, and events that help sustain your health and happiness. CB Nordic is made up of the most extraordinary people, and we are grateful for all you contribute to this community.
It’s pretty amazing to look around and see how much has NOT changed, despite the obstacles we’ve faced over the last 365 days. We continue to ski and snowshoe. We continue to Alley Loop. We continue to take lessons and go to Masters clinics. Our Junior Team continues to practice and do silly races after school. Our Community Outreach programs continue to get new folks on skis. We continue to laugh, smile, and connect with each other.
All year long we’ve been humbled by how the CB Nordic community has steadfastly come together to enrich our lives and strengthen our bonds. You rallied with us to adapt quickly and keep trails open last spring. You volunteered countless hours to help us pull off covid-modified races. You were game for a Virtual Annual Potluck, and when we experienced Valley-wide communications outages, you still bounced back and found ways to connect and have a good time. You’ve showed up for us again and again with your generous gifts, whether that’s our K Club ensuring we could start the season strong or our Masters skiers circling the Magic Meadows for the umpteenth time to raise money for our kids programs. You have kept CB Nordic not just afloat, but thriving, through your kindness, enthusiasm, adaptability, and resilience.
While the pandemic may have underscored CB Nordic’s role in our community, it didn’t change it. We’ve been here, and thanks to your amazing support, we’ll continue to be here, to help you get outside, get exercise, get connected with friends and family, and get more out of winter. Thank you!
That's a Wrap!
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Introducing . . .
Martin Catmur, our new Board President
We’re excited to introduce our new Board President, Martin Catmur (pictured above on the right)! Martin has been a long-time CB Nordic skier and board member and will be a huge asset leading us into the next chapter. Learn more about him in our latest blog post. A huge thank you to Rick Murray who has led the Board for seven years and made such a positive impact on our community. Make sure to say thank you to both these gents when you see them out on the trails!
Thank you to the CBAC!
Avy Education for Junior Programs
The CB Avalanche Center has been an invaluable partner in helping to educate our community and keep folks safe. Thank you to Ian Havlick for joining our Explorers to teach them about avalanche safety. They spent two days learning how to assess terrain for avalanche risk, choose travel techniques that minimize exposure, and search in case of an avalanche incident. The Explorers is our Junior Team program for teens (ages 10 – 15) that focuses on skiing as a lifetime sport, with activities that include uphill skiing, fort building, and backcountry touring, as well as nordic skiing. This program strives to prepare youth for a lifetime of healthy, fun adventures on skis, and the CBAC’s avalanche awareness training is critical to helping achieve this goal. Thank you, CBAC!
Season Passes Discounted
Starting March 15
For the last four weeks of the season we’re discounting season passes by over 30%, so you can now get a regular adult pass for $160. The trails have set up well and are skiing fast on these warm days, so it’s a great time of year to get out, ski hard, bask in the sunshine, and enjoy the nordic winter trails before we transition to mud season for real.
Camp Spring Sale
Stock up on skimo gear ahead of the GT! We have a variety of Camp Products, including gloves, packs and helmets, that are now on sale. Just use the code MILE40 at checkout to get your discount. Local pick-up only.
Fun Facts about our Trails
The Rec Path
The Rec Path winter grooming, beyond the Rec Path Bridge, is the result of a partnership between the Town of Mt. Crested Butte and CB Nordic, in cooperation with private landowners. The Path itself goes through mostly private property. Mt. Crested Butte holds the easements and maintains the underlying trail down to the Rec Path Bridge, and CB Nordic does the winter grooming. The Town of Mt CB contributes funds to aid with grooming costs in the winter, and CB Nordic does not require passes, skis, or snowshoes on this section. Folks can walk or fat bike here, and dogs are allowed (but they are supposed to be leashed through the Sunflower Ranch section).
Folks always ask why we don’t groom all the way to Mt. CB; you might have noticed we have a turn around right before the last corner. It is actually the County that requires this: snow spray from the road plowing poses a danger and prevents us from grooming the last bit. While we’d love to find a creative work-around, we’re glad we can groom this connector trail between Mt. CB and CB as far as we do.
You Make All the Difference
Support a Thriving Future for CB Nordic
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Crested Butte Nordic depends on your support to keep our trails world-class and our programs top-notch. Thank you for all the time, energy, and money you donate to make us a true community nordic center.