Nordic News

First-ever Magic Meadows Dozen
A fundraiser for the Crested Butte Nordic Team is coming up. The first-ever Magic Meadows Dozen will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Magic Meadows Yurt. Racers and recreationalists alike are invited to come out and ski laps solo or with a team of two or four. Beer, food, entertainment, and prizes will be provided. This is a fundraising event for the great Nordic Team—come on out and support them.

Nordic Trail etiquette
Please note: The Nordic trails are for skiing and snowshoeing only. Please do not walk on the trails if you are not wearing snowshoes. Walking on the trails causes footprints, which freeze, making the grooming more difficult. Please respect the season pass holders and day pass purchasers who pay for a nicely groomed trail. If you do use the trails for snowshoeing, please stay on the side opposite of the classic track.

Full moon dinner at the Yurt
Last full moon dinner at the Yurt! Come see why the Los Angeles Times called our Yurt dinners “The West’s Best Après-Ski Scene.” The final dinner is Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. Choose from four dinner entrees including steak, chicken, salmon and vegetarian. Cost is $70 and includes a trail pass, equipment rental and a five-course meal catered by local chef Josephine Kellett of Creative Catering. There is a one-time $20 discount for season pass holders. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance and can be made on-line at

16th Gore-Tex Grand Traverse, Friday, March 29
The GT is coming up, with lots of fun events for spectators and racers. Check out for all the events the week of March 26, more information in next week’s Nordic News. To volunteer, email

Snowshoeing tours
Experience the backcountry with a local guide and learn about the area! We offer snowshoe tours seven days a week at 10 a.m.; meet at the Nordic Center. $65 includes snowshoes, poles, trail pass, transportation and light refreshments. With questions, call the front desk at 349-1707, ext. 3.
The Crested Butte Nordic Center is a full-service cross-country ski center providing professional lessons and complete rental packages for skate and classic skiing, as well as ice skating and snowshoeing. We also offer snowshoe and backcountry tours. The Nordic Center maintains over 50 kilometers of groomed trails via four trailheads, around the scenic outskirts of Crested Butte. For more information contact 349-1707 or visit

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