Posted on 01 Mar 2022

Best Nordic Skiing in Breckenridge

Ready for a change from alpine skiing or snowboarding? Try out a day of nordic skiing at one of Breckenridge's renowned nordic centers. Nothing warms you up and gets you back to nature like a day of nordic skiing.

Otherwise known as cross country skiing, 'nordic' skiing has two disciplines: Classic and Skate. Classic skiing is just as it sounds - the traditional skiing technique that uses parallel strides to mimic walking. Skate skiing is more similar to ice skating, and is faster than classic. Classic skiing can be done on a wide range of snowy surfaces, but skate skiing requires specially groomed tracks, as well as its own set of equipment.

Generally, beginners start with classic skiing as a foundation as it can be easier to master and does not put as much pressure on your cardio, though it is still a good idea to have a good level of fitness and sense of balance. Skate skiing, on the other hand, is a high cardio workout - appeaing to those who like the thrill of speed and a great workout. If you haven't tried it, it's best to start out with a lesson to get the hang of the basics, then you can hit the groomed trails on your own and practice. 

Breckenridge Nordic Center

Enjoy a fun cross-country skiing and snowshoeing getaway with services from Breckenridge Nordic Center in Breckenridge, Colorado. Glide through quiet, beautiful forests with expansive views of the mountains surrounding Breckenridge - a great place to get outdoors and enjoy time with family and friends. If you are new to nordic skiing, lessons are offered to get you quickly up to speed. Trails cover over 2,000 acres of forest with stunning mountain views, located just a few minutes from downtown Breckenridge. Take the Free Ski and Ride Shuttle right to the front door.


Gold Run Nordic Center 

Located at the Breckenridge Golf Club, the Gold Run Nordic Center enjoys 27K of groomed classic and skate ski Nordic trails, 10K of snowshoe and fat bike trails, and 7K of dog-friendly trails and scenic vistas, just 3 miles north of Main Street. Explore groomed and natural ski, snowshoe, and fat bike trails serviced from a beautiful public clubhouse. 

A mixture of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain covers stunning landscapes and historic sites. Accessible group and private ski lessons and guided tours are offered daily. A full-service pro shop has clothing, tuning, and equipment for rent, purchase or demo. The inviting Clubhouse is perfect for a picnic lunch or just hanging out in front of the fire. 

Frisco Nordic Center

The Frisco Nordic Center is located just 15 minutes from Breckenridge and is worth the trip. With a cozy lodge surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountain peaks, the Frisco Nordic Center offers skate-skiing, classic cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in a pristine alpine setting. You’ll find 27 km of ski trails and 8 km of snowshoe trails, gear rentals and lessons available too.


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