Snowshoeing & Nordic Skiing

Snowshoeing & Nordic Skiing


Snowshoeing & Nordic Skiing near Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne & Breckenridge Colorado

There 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 & Breckenridge Nordic Center – Tours & 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.

The Breckenridge Nordic Center is mainly located on Peak 8 in Cucumber Gulch and is operated by the same people who run the Frisco Nordic Center, so all offerings and pricing are the same for both locations. 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 for both centers

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
Backcountry Ski Equipment: $25
Performance Ski Package: $25 (includes skate ski rentals)
High Performance Ski Package: $30
Classic Boots Only: $8
Classic Poles Only: $4
Classic Skis Only: $7
Performance Skis Only: $10
Chariot Sled with two skis as runners: $8 per hour, $24 per day
Wilderness Pulk Sled: $8 per hour, $20 per day
For any offsite rental add $5 to the daily rates.

Daily Trail Fees:

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

Private Lessons & Private 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 or get together a group for your own private group lesson, with a maximum of eight people.

Cost Private 1.25 hours: $65 Adult, $55 Youth 7-17 (with adult supervision), $55 Senior 60+, $55 Child 6 and under (with adult supervision)
Private Group 1.25 hours: $50 Adult, Youth 7-17 (with adult supervision) $40, Senior 60+ $40, Child 6 and under not available

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 Frisco. 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.

Beginner Learn to Ski Lesson:

This includes a Classic beginner lesson, rentals and trail fee and may be a group lesson depending on participation.

Cost: Adults $38, Youth 7 – 17 $28, Senior 60+ $28
Lesson Times: Weekdays (excluding holidays) 2:00pm-3:15pm
Duration: 1.25 hours
Included: Lesson, rentals and trail fee

Important Notes: Please arrive one half hour before scheduled lesson. Driving Directions to Frisco. 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 and Private Group Ski & Snowshoe Tours:

Take a tour of the Nordic Center with a private instructor by yourself or have a semi-private tour with two or more people, with a maximum of eight people. Semi- private tours are able to accommodate families of all age groups, with small children pulled by one of the adults in a sled. Ski or snowshoe with a certified PSIA Instructor 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 Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area. For longer tours a variety of lunch options are also available.

Cost Private 1.25 hours: $65
Private Group 1.25 hours: $65 for first Adult $50 for each additional Adult, TBA Youth 7-17 (with adult supervision), TBA Senior 60+, Child 6 and under FREE with $18 Pulk rental
Cost Private 2.25 Hours: $110
Private Group 2.25 hours: $110 for first Adult $100 for each additional Adult, TBA Youth 7-17 (with adult supervision), TBA Senior 60+, Child 6 and under FREE with $18 Pulk rental
Cost Private 3.25 hours: $150
Private Group 3.25 hours: $130 for first Adult $110 for each additional Adult, TBA Youth 7-17 (with adult supervision), TBA Senior 60+, Child 6 and under FREE with $18 Pulk Rental
Tour Times: Daily 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, Evening 2 hour tour from 7-9 may be arranged for the cost of a 1.25 hour tour.
Duration: 1.25, 2.25 or 3.25 hours
Included: Tour and trail fee, does not include rentals

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

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 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 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 Private Lesson:

An introduction to ski-skating techniques. Learn how to move efficiently, turn and stop. For those who are familiar with Nordic skiing. Or work on a special skill such ascending / descending hills, stopping or gliding.

Cost: $45 first person, $35 each additional person
Lesson Time: Daily, by reservation only 

Duration: 1 hour
Included: Lesson, trail fee and equipment rental for the day 

Personal Trainer:

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 day

Family Lesson:

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

Cost: $55 for first person, $40 for each additonal adult, $25 for children 6-12
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)

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
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

Friday Ladies Days:

Lessons taught by women for women. This unique program combines social activities with classic cross-country skiing in the morning and snowshoeing or ski-skating in the afternoon.

Cost: $80
Tour Time: 10:15 am, reservation required
Duration: 4.75 hours
Included: Lessons, trail fee, equipment rental and lunch

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 2:30 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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