Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing

Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing


Nordic Centers near Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne & Breckenridge Colorado

frisco nordic centerThere are a number of amazing Nordic centers in the area to choose from, all offering a wealth of trails for snowshoeing and Nordic (cross-country) classic and skate skiing. The details of the featured partners of High Country Activities at the Frisco Nordic Center, the Breckenridge Nordic Center, and the Keystone Nordic Center are listed below.

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Frisco Nordic Center – Lessons & Rentals


snowshoeing frisco coThe Frisco Nordic Center is located on the shores of Lake Dillon. Their groomed cross-country ski trails and snowshoe nature trails are in the White River National Forest. 45 kilometers of beginning to expert terrain are groomed daily for classic and freestyle cross country skiing and 13 kilometers of snowshoe trails, all of which traverse the peninsula of Lake Dillon. The Log Lodge is complete with a warm lounge atmosphere, videos, rentals, and snack bar. Professional group and private instruction is available. Driving Directions to Frisco.

Opening Hours are Daily 9:00am – 5:00pm

Daily Equipment Rental:

Touring skis or snowshoes including boots and poles:
Adults (18-59): $20
Youth (7-17): $15
Child (2-6): $10
Seniors (60+): $15
Performance Ski Package: $30 (includes skate skis)
High Performance Ski Package: $35 (skate ski only)
Classic Boots Only: $10
Skate Ski Boots Only: $15
Classic Poles Only: $5
Sled with two skis as runners: $15

Daily Trail Fees:

Adults: $20
Youth (7-17): $15
Children: (6 and under): Free
Senior (60-69): $15
Super Senior (70+): $5

Nordic Lessons

75 minute Private Lesson (1 to 2 people): $65 at 10:45 am and 2:15 pm
75 minute Semi-Private Lesson (2 to 4 people): $55 at 10:45 am and 2:15 pm
75 minute Group Lesson (5 to 10 people): $50 at 9:00 am and 12:30 pm

Important Notes: Please arrive one half hour before scheduled lesson. Driving Directions to Frisco. 24 hour cancellation policy.

Breckenridge Nordic Center – Lessons, Tours, & Rentals

The Breckenridge Nordic Center is mainly located on Peak 8 in Cucumber Gulch. 30Km of groomed Classic and Skate Cross Country Skiing and 18Km of Scenic Nature single track Snowshoe Trails wind in and through old growth spruce forests, with scenic overlooks. The New Nordic World on Peaks 6 & 7 includes groomed trails on 1,300 acres. This area features the “Kathy’s Viewpoint” cabin with sauna, and the “Hallelujah Hut”, destination warming huts that are heated and open all day, everyday for your enjoyment. There are some dog trails for skiing on Peaks 6 & 7, and self-guided snowshoe trails for dogs on a leash. Driving Directions to Breckenridge.

Opening Hours are Daily 9:00am – 4:00pm

Daily Equipment Rental:

Touring skis or snowshoes including boots and poles:
Adults (18-59): $22
Youth (7-17): $15
Child (2-6): $10
Seniors (60+): $15
Backcountry Ski Equipment: $30
Performance Ski Package: $25 (includes skate ski rentals)
High Performance Ski Package: $30 (racing skis)
Classic Boots Only: $8
Classic Poles Only: $4
Classic Skis Only: $10
Performance Skis Only: $15
Chariot Sled with two skis as runners: $8 per hour, $20 per day
Wilderness Pulk Sled: $8 per hour, $20 per day
For any offsite rental add $10 to the daily rates

Daily Trail Fees:

Adults: $20
Youth (7-17): $15
Children: (6 and under): Free
Senior (60-69): $15

Private Lessons, Semi-Private Lessons, & Group Lessons:

Ski Lessons and are the easiest way to out-think your feet. Learn correctly from the beginning, double your fun and triple your progress. Practice on the trail what you learn in ski school. Take additional ski lessons and tours as you progress, improvement comes quickly with guidance. Lessons are for provided for all levels, beginner, intermediate or advanced. Take a private lesson, a semi-private lesson that can include children and youth for a maximum of seven people, or get together a group for your own group lesson, with a maximum of eight people.

Cost Private Classic or Skate Ski 1.25 hours: $75 Adult, $65 Senior 60+
Cost Semi-Private Classic or Skate Ski 1.25 hours: $65 Adult, $45 Youth 6-17, $45 Senior 60+
Cost Group Classic Ski 1.25 hours: $55 Adult, $45 Youth 14-17 (with adult supervision), $45 Senior 60+

Lesson Times: Daily 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm
Duration: 1.25 hours
Included: Lesson and trail fee, does not include rentals

Important Notes: Please arrive one half hour before scheduled lesson. Driving Directions to Breckenridge. $20 deposit and credit card taken at time of booking. 24 hour cancellation policy, within 12 – 24 hours you may reschedule for up to a year.

Private, Semi-Private, & Group Snowshoe Tours:

Take a tour of the Nordic Center with a private instructor by yourself, or have a semi-private tour with two to seven people, a group tour with a maximum of seven people, or a longer evening tour that is best within one week of a full moon. Semi- private tours are able to accommodate families of all age groups, with small children pulled by one of the adults in a sled. Snowshoe with a guide and learn local history, flora, and fauna. Learn the best trails, snow, flats, and hills. Improve your technique and learn new skills. Get a great workout and enjoy the beautiful Breckenridge Nordic Center.

Cost Private 1.25 hours: $75 Adult, $70 Senior 60+
Cost Semi-Private 1.25.hours: $65 Adult, $60 Youth 7-17 (with adult supervision), $60 Senior 60+, Child 6 and under FREE with $20 Pulk rental
Cost Group 1.25 hours: $50 Adult, $45 Youth 14-17 (with adult supervision), $45 Senior 60+
Cost Evening 2 hours: $75 Adult, $70 Youth 7-17, $70 Senior 60+
Tour Times Private and Semi-Private: Daily 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm
Tour Times Group: Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
Tour Time Evening: 7:00 pm
Duration: 1.25 or 2 hours

Included: Tour and trail fee, does not include rentals

Important Notes: Please arrive one half hour before scheduled lesson. Driving Directions to Breckenridge. $20 deposit and credit card taken at time of booking. 24 hour cancellation policy, within 12 – 24 hours you may reschedule for up to a year.

Keystone Nordic Center – Tours & Rentals


cross country skiing breckenridgeThe Keystone Nordic Center offers more than 9 miles (16 kilometers) of groomed trails and provides access to more than 35 miles (57 kilometers) of nearby packed trails through the White River National Forest (these trails require a 3-5 mile drive to reach the trail heads). Snowshoeing, ski skating, cross-country skiing, lessons, rentals, guided tours and specialty programs are available. Warm up with the all-you-can-eat soup buffet lunch at The Nordic Soup Bistro and relax on the outdoor patio. Professional group and private instruction is available. Driving Directions to Keystone.

Opening Hours are Daily 9:00am – 4:00pm

Daily Equipment Rental (Multi-day rentals also available):

Touring Skis or Snowshoes, including boots and poles:
Adults (13 and over): $23
Children (6-12): $9
Toddlers (3-5): $6
Seniors (65+): $15
Performance Touring Skis (metal edges): $25
Skate Skis: $25
Pulk Sled to carry toddlers: $12

Daily Trail Fees (Multi-day passes also available):

Adults: $15
Teens 13-17: $9
Seniors 65+: $9
Children (12 & younger): Free

Nordic Soup Bistro:

Relax and warm up before or after your Nordic adventure with a beverage, including beer, wine, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks and a snack in the clubhouse or on the sunny patio. Enjoy a daily soup buffet lunch, featuring a selection of three hearty, home style soups with fresh rolls, butter and jam. The Nordic Soup Bistro is open daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The soup buffet is served daily from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm and costs $13 including tax.

Group Nordic Skiing Lesson:

An introduction to cross-country skiing techniques. Learn how to move efficiently, turn and stop.

Cost: $55
Lesson Time: Daily at 10:30 am
Duration: 1 hour
Included: Lesson, trail fee and equipment rental for the day (may be exchanged for snowshoes)

Mini Focus Lesson:

For those who already know how to do classic or skate skiing and would like individual instruction on one or two areas.

Cost: $45 first person, $35 each additional person
Lesson Time: Daily, by reservation only
Duration: 45 minutes
Included: Lesson, trail fee and equipment rental for the day (may be exchanged for snowshoes)

Private Lesson:

A private lesson in classic cross-country or ski-skating techniques.

Cost: $75 first person, $40 each additional person
Lesson Time: Daily, by reservation only
Duration: 1 hour
Included: Lesson, trail fee and equipment rental for the rest of the day (may be exchanged for snowshoes), 

Family Lesson:

Semi – Private Nordic skiing lesson for adults and children together, couples or any group that would like more personal instruction.

Cost: $55 first adult, $45 each additional adult, $35 Child 13-16, $25 Child 7-12
Lesson Time: Daily after 11:30 am, by reservation only
Duration: 1 hour
Included: Lesson, trail fee and equipment rental for the rest of the day (may be exchanged for snowshoes)

Snowshoe Ecology Hike:

An easy family-oriented hike through the Snake River Valley. Learn about local wildlife, plants & mining history.

Cost: $55, minimum age is 7
Tour Time: Mondays at 10:30 am, Fridays at 12:45 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Included: Tour, trail fee and equipment rental

Mountain Top Snowshoe Trek:

Snowshoe from the top of the gondola on Dercum Mountain to Bergman Bowl and back (avalanche conditions permitting). Enjoy the amazing views and get a great workout.

Cost: $75 per person
Tour Time: Thursdays & Saturdays 10:15 am, by reservation only. Available daily with a minimum of 3 people and 24 hour advanced reservations, minimum age is 12
Duration: 4 hours
Included: Tour, gondola/lift ride and equipment rental

Old Fashioned Family Tubing

Family Tubing the old-fashioned way – tubers will walk up the small hill and slide down. This is an activity that is great fun for families, especially those with young children and grandparents.

Cost: $16 per one hour per tube, $22 per two hours per tube
Tour Time: Daily 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Opening Day to February, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm March, weather dependent
Duration: Tube rental is on a first come first served basis, tubes may be shared and ridden with children in laps
Included: Tube rental, for safety reasons no personal tubes or sleds permitted at any time

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