Nordic Skiing

Touring the trail around Trout Lake
  • Great nordic skiing trails in Telluride
  • Nordic skiing is perfect for all ages in Telluride
  • Cross-country skiing in Telluride CO

There are six Nordic skiing areas in the immediate vicinity: Telluride Town Park, the Valley Floor, the golf course in Mountain Village, the top of Chair Ten (TopAten) on the ski area, Trout Lake and Priest Lake. Each offer different terrain, varied lengths of groomed trail and excellent views. The Telluride Nordic Association, through charitable donations and fundraising efforts, manages the trails and posts a daily grooming report. Pets are permitted in Mountain Village, Priest Lake and Trout Lake. Please sign in when visiting Trout Lake and Priest Lake. Skier numbers are important to document for funding the Telluride Nordic Association.

The Nordic Center in Telluride Town Park offers cross-country rental equipment, trail maps for the area, and lessons.

For a map of the Mountain Village Nordic trails, click here

File Attachments & Downloads

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Surrounding Area Nordic Maps.pdf780.2 kb
Nordic and Snowshoe Trails M_2.PDF1871 kb


We'd love to get your thoughts and feedback on Nordic Skiing. Please Leave a comment and share your thoughts.

Last night's FREE dinner/ski...

Last night's FREE dinner/ski on the Valley Floor was incredible. About 75 attended, and it was amazing. It's been planned for a months and would be a great attractor for Nordic enthusiasts. Please contact the organizer Cindy Farny at 708-3786 so we don't miss promoting this on your website next time (maybe again this season?) and NEXT January.

Thanks! Chris

Hi, Chris! A few of our staff...

Hi, Chris! A few of our staff members were actually in attendance. It was a great event. We did promote it on our Peak Sheet but we ask that all promoters fill out our event submission form on the site so that we can get it on our calendar which then allows us to promote on our social media. We started using this form because of the overabundance of events that go on year-round we were spending over half of each week submitting events and getting them on all of our outlets. This is the easiest and most efficient way for us to get this information up. We understand that some times people fall through the cracks which is why we promote these services on all of our newsletters, In the Box and the Peak Sheet emails. We apologize for the lack of communication on this point. We will do our best to get this information up on the site for next time.

I will be in Telluride for...

I will be in Telluride for one week in March and I would like to learn to XC ski. Are there any classes being offered?

I am a runner and did some of it in Europe 20 years ago.. in other words a beginner...

Hello! Yes, there are classes...

Hello! Yes, there are classes you can take and we have miles and miles of XC trails so you are in the right place to learn! You can take lessons through the nordic center that is located in Telluride Town Park or through many of the outdoor stores in town. If you go to our Nordic Skiing page you will see a list of outfitters at the bottom that you can book through:

Please let us know if you have any further questions!

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