Nordic Skiing Crested Butte

Whether you ski the extensive groomed trail system (Crested Butte has over 50km) or head into the backcountry (the opportunities are endless), the Elk Mountain Lodge provides a comfortable and convenient lodging choice to get the most out of your Nordic Skiing vacation.

Conveniently Located
We are located just 2 blocks from groomed trails and only 4 blocks from the CB Nordic Center. You also have a choice of several trailheads just minutes away to start your backcountry journey.

Snowshoeing is also available on all the trails and roads.

Unique Dining Experiences
Enjoy moonlit dinners or Sunday brunch at the Yurt, located in the Magic Meadows of Crested Butte. The yurt is nestled among the pines and surrounded by peaks in a peaceful setting located near the Elk Mountain Lodge. Ski or snowshoe to the warm and cozy, comfortably furnished yurt. It’s truly a unique experience! Reservations required. Contact the CB Nordic Center for more information.

Other “Nordic Skier Friendly” Services
We have a Nordic Ski tuning bench available for use by guests. Our staff nordic skis regularly and can offer helpful, insider tips & advice on where to ski. Or check out

Map of the Groomed Trail System (download full-size pdf)

Early Season Nordic Skiing in Crested Butte

The Annual Thanksgiving Nordic Skiing Training Camp will take place in Crested Butte November 28 to December 1.

The camp offers training clinics for Classic Nordic Skiing and Skate Skiing for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. For more information, head over to the Crested Butte Nordic Center website.