Nordic Skiing Crested Butte

Crested Butte has 50 K of groomed trails and many more miles of backcountry roads for nordic skiers. Whether you ski the extensive groomed trail system or head to the backcountry, the Elk Mountain Lodge provides a comfortable and convenient lodging choice to get the most out of your Nordic Skiing vacation.

Snowshoeing is also available on all the trails and roads.

Unique Dining Experiences
Enjoy a 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.

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.

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)