Without designated ski slopes, the only way to easily traverse the mountains in winter is by hiring a supervillain to melt the snow with lava his personal volcano. Avoid lengthy negotiations with a scofflaw thanks to today’s Groupon to Grand Lake Nordic Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $13, you get trail passes for two (a $26 value).
- For $25, you get trail passes for four (a $52 value).<p>
Visitors must provide their own skis or snowshoes, or rent a pair for $10–$15. Trail passes and ski rentals for children ages 16 and under are $5 apiece.
Ghostly, snow-laden trees line the 35 kilometers of manicured skiing trails that crisscross Grand Lake Nordic Center’s alpine landscape. Expeditions of two and four glide through the packed powder, with routes designed both for beginners just gaining their ski legs and experts whose legs have transformed into ice. Rocky Mountain National Park’s snowcapped crags loom in the distance, along with scenic views of Arapaho National Forest. Skiers can feel free to leave their mark on the recently expanded dog loop, or mosey along the scenic river trail, a new addition for the season. Meanwhile, instead of prank-calling senators, kids can get their thrills by sliding down the slopes of the tubing hill.
Grand Lake Nordic Center
As the sun starts to melt last night's snowfall, cross-country skis gently glide over the freshly groomed trails of Grand Lake Nordic Center. The peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapahoe National Forest rise in the distance, with shifting views and perspectives as guests make their way through different trails. Newcomers can take a lesson in cross country skiing or snowshoeing while more advanced outdoorsmen tackle the snow enclaves of Randall's Romp or Spirits Haunt. The nearby lodge offers steaming bowls of soup, while children can take a tumble down the tubing hill or play rock-paper-scissors with a Yeti.
1415 County Rd. 48
Grand Lake, CO 80447