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Vail Nordic Center

We invite you to explore the trails at the Vail Nordic Center

Take a break from Vail Mountain and escape to the solitude of the Vail Nordic Center (located at the Vail Golf Course), at the base of the Gore Range, surrounded by nature.

The Vail Nordic Center

Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter season (until the snow melts in the spring) with over 10 miles of groomed trails. Nordic activities include classic cross-country skiing, skate skiing, snowshoeing and Fat Tire biking.  Rentals (adults and kids) are available for classic, skate and backcountry skis, snowshoes, fat bikes and sleds to pull kids. The Vail Nordic Center is also an official Rossignol demo center. The Nordic Center track is maintained and groomed daily at 8:00 a.m. If six inches of snow falls by midday after grooming, the snowmobile with the sled will be pulled over the 5K (10 miles) loop for additional grooming.

The Nordic Center’s retail store

The retail store can outfit anyone with the latest gear, winter sports attire and serves as a one-stop shop for all your Nordic and backcountry needs including clothing, backpacks and snowshoes. The pro shop carries a full line of Fischer, Salomon and Rossignol skis and boots; Swix, Salomon, Patagonia, Bjørn Dæhlie, Kari Traa and Dynafit clothing; Atlas and Crescent Moon snowshoes, and the valley’s most comprehensive waxes – Swix and HWK.

Grill on the Gore Restaurant

Fuel up before or after your Nordic adventure with delicious soups, chili, sandwiches and hot and cold beverages at the Grill on the Gore restaurant, overlooking the Nordic trails with stunning views of the Gore Range.


Visit the Vail Nordic Center