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“Beautiful place to ski”

Grand Lake Nordic Center
Ranked #5 of 24 things to do in Grand Lake
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Owner description: Grand Lake Nordic Center offers 35km of groomed scenic ski trails. One of our favorite trails "River Run" is parallel and crosses the Colorado River. We also offer snow shoe trails and a tubing hill. After skiing you may relax in front of a roaring fire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate along with a scenic panorama view of Rocky Mountain National Park.
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to ski”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We have cross country skied at Devils Thumb and Snow Mountain Ranch in the past, and both are excellent nordic ski areas. We went to Grand Lake and were pleasantly surprised. The trail system is pretty extensive and has all levels. The area is beautiful, and the trails are groomed for classic and skate.

Visited March 2014
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great time!”
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Everything about the time we spent at The Nordic Center was great! We went snowshoeing and had the best time; the trail is great! After we were done snowshoeing we enjoyed a drink in the lounge while playing connect four and watching the snow fall, all while sitting in front of the fireplace. Everyone was very friendly; we will definitely be back!

Visited February 2014
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Grand Lake, Colorado
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“Nice facility & awesome trails”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

No matter your ability/skill level they have trails to challenge you or enjoy an easy glide. The rental equipment is always in great shape. The full moon ski events have become a locals favorite. Love the bonfire and free hot chocolate! They host the 'Doggie Drag' annually to support the local animal shelter. A fun day you can bring your dog skiing with you. Grand County has a four day school week, on Fridays the students (all ages) get free or deeply discounted pricing to encourage them to ski either downhill or Nordic, many Olympians have roots in Grand County Colorado. The staff are attentive and top notch. The clubhouse is newly remodeled they offer spirits & food and a huge fireplace keeping it toasty warm. The spectacular views of the Never Summer Range in Rocky Mountain National Park add to the overall complete package.

Visited November 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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171 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“So fun!”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Skied here mid-March when the snow was getting slushy and not sure if there was going to be enough...we were proven wrong! Loved this place. After mostly skiing the nordic centers closer to Denver and more crowded places, this was a breath of fresh air. The trails were amazingly groomed, and in 3 hours of skiing we only saw 2 other people on a Friday! Beautiful scenery, awesome trails, and just a fun place to go. We will definitely be back! The people running it were very friendly and made good recommendations on where to start. Good price, easy to find, and close to everything in Grand Lake.

Visited March 2013
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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Favorite x-c ski place in the region”
Reviewed 23 February 2013

This has consistently been our favorite x-c ski place in the entire area. It has everything you need; x-c ski trails for experts to beginners, snowshoeing, glorious views, good maps and signage for the directionally challenged, fabulous friendly staff, even great soup on the weekends!

Everyone is very friendly. We've been coming for years. They encourage you to bring in food and eat it in the dining room, which only is open on weekends. The dining room area is cozy with fireplace, etc., perfect if you have a non-skiing family member; open with lovely views. The trails are great, and offer all sorts of views from trees and ponds (for windy days) to mountain vistas. The place offers the best skiing, best lodge, and best staff ... for the entire area. We generally come up 1-2 weeks every winter, and although we still ski YMCA, St. Louis Creek, Devil's Thumb, etc., this is our favorite.

Visited February 2013
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