4 Places to Go Nordic Skiing In Colorado

What do you picture when you think of a Colorado ski trip? For many people, the image stops at sky-high gondola rides and speedy downhill runs. However, the Rocky Mountains offer incredible long-distance trails for silent sports lovers to explore.

Whether you call it cross country or Nordic skiing, Colorado’s breathtakingly interesting terrain will keep you entertained with hours of exercise.

The Summit County Mountain Retreats vacation rentals are spread across some of the best outdoor recreation areas, which we have outlined below.


  • The Keystone Nordic Center has more than nine miles of groomed trails—plus access to the White River National Forest. They offer lessons and Summit County ski rentals for both classic and skate skis. If you’re interested in other winter activities in Colorado, the Keystone Nordic Center has snowshoes for rent, too! After a morning of Nordic skiing in Colorado, be sure to stop back at the center for their famed Nordic Soup Bistro.
  • Frisco Nordic Center also has classic and skate skiing and snowshoeing. The city maintains 25 kilometers, or roughly 16 miles, of trails for public use. They offer lessons and Summit County ski rentals, but if you bring your trusty pair along for the trip, their tuning shop will get them ready for you to go cross country skiing in Colorado.
  • In its off-season, Raven Golf club at the Three Peaks turns into a winter wonderland. Instead of playing golf, outdoor enthusiasts trek through their gorgeous fields. The expertly designed landscaping makes for some of the finest Nordic skiing in Colorado, and it’s not far from your Silverthorne lodging at our Summit County Vacation Rentals.
  • For Breckenridge cross country skiing, head to the Breckenridge Nordic Center. They have 2,000-plus acres of groomed trails open daily, and you can find lessons and rentals there, too. Are you interested in touring nature but not interested in skiing? Opt for their Snowcat Adventure Tours.


When you visit Summit County, there is no end to the slopes and trails to traverse. So whichever winter activities in Colorado are interesting to you, such as Nordic skiing in Colorado, you’re sure to find them near our Summit County Vacation Rentals. You can stay in our vacation rentals in BreckenridgeFrisco vacation rentals, or somewhere else in a private rental. Contact us today to plan your next retreat!

Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2020