The Vail Nordic Center is now open for the 2016/17 season in the new Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse! The pro shop is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
When snow blankets the Vail Golf Club, it becomes the full-service Vail Nordic Center. Glide along 17 kilometers of daily-groomed skate and classic track, or snowshoe on 10 kilometers of scenic trail. The exceptional staff offers lessons and clinics on technique and tuning for adults and children, and a wide variety of rental equipment is available. The Nordic Center also serves as one-stop shopping for backcountry needs including clothing, backpacks and snowshoes. The Grill on the Gore restaurant in the Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse offers a signature soup and chili lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, as well as snacks and hot drinks to warm up and recharge. Join us for ápres from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday-Sunday for appetizers and drink specials!
An evening race series as well as larger weekend events offer opportunities for competition, while daily lessons in classic and skate skiing with specialty clinics will offer the chance to learn and practice new skills.
The Nordic Center, which is owned and operated by Mia Stockdale and Shane Sluder, is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter season. The Nordic Center track is maintained and groomed daily by the Vail Recreation District.
Nordic users enjoy:
- On-site rentals for skate and classic skiing, plus backcountry skis and snowshoes
- Daily lessons for classic and skate skiing
- A full service retail shop featuring a variety of merchandise for outdoor endurance sports, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, running, hiking, as well as Nordic ski equipment
- A brand-new Nordic lodge area
Day use and season pass prices:
$10 day fee
$100 Adult Season Pass
$50 Student Season Pass (ages 13-17 - scholarships available)
Children ages 12 and under are free
Rental equipment rates:
Classic Package $20
Skate Ski Package $23
Snowshoe Package $20
Children (12 & under) $12
Sled (to pull children - no off-site rentals) $20