Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never Cross Country Skied before. Will I be able to do it?

If you haven’t downhill or cross country skied before you’ll probably find it easier than you imagined with an of hour of instruction. However, to really understand it and have the most fun, take a Group or Private Lessons that will bring you quickly up to speed and experiencing the joy of gliding across snow. We have lessons for both Classic and Skate Skiing and for all ages and abilities.

Can Children Nordic Ski or Snowshoe?

If they can walk, they can learn to glide and ski! If they aren’t old enough to walk, we have “Pulk” sleds that are warm and ventilated and they can be easily towed.

What to wear?

Light layers are better than one heavy insulated layer and bring an extra pair of socks, water bottle, carry packs of handi-warmers, glove liners and gloves, a headband or hat, shell jacket with vest, neck gator, thermal undershirt and pants. We have many of these retail supplies at the Nordic Center for purchase.

How long will it take to cross country ski or snowshoe?

You can come and experience our trails and Lodge for an hour, part of the day, or all day. It’s up to you. We have a series of trails and destination huts which allow you to tailor your time for you what feel like doing.

Do the gear rentals come with poles?

Yes, boots, skis, bindings and pole are included in your rental package and the package includes both skiing and snowshoeing gear for one low price of $22.00 so you can enjoy both sports for one price.

Do the gear rental prices include everything, or is there a charge to go on the trails?

Trail Passes are $20 per day per adult and $15 Senior / Youth. We also have multi-day trail punch passes which are good for a year and also offer Nordic Season passes for unlimited skiing all season long from mid-November to mid-April. Passes can be purchased at the Lodge front desk or by phone.

Should we reserve rental equipment for skiing or snowshoeing in advance or just show up?

You may arrive after 9:00AM to rent or purchase your ski or snowshoe equipment gear and go on a Self-Guided ski or snowshoe adventure.  We have a large inventory of new, used and Demo gear for rent and purchase. Ask about our “Try Before You Buy” equipment program, and we’ll return your day of rental price when you buy.

Do I pay when I get there?

Yes, you can pay at the Lodge when get here. However, if you’re reserving in advance for Lessons or Adventures, then we require a credit card deposit

Once I have the gear, I can come and go into the lodge as often as I like, correct?

Yes, and have fun!  Enjoy the fireplace, rest facilities, lunch, and tavern bar.

Are lockers available?

There’s no charge to secure your belongings at the Lodge, just ask.

Does the shuttle bus drop off at the Nordic Center?

Yes, it stops right at our front door. You can either come up Ski Hill Road and we’re 1/2 mile from downtown Breckenridge on the right, off of Grandview Drive.  Or, if you’re coming down from Peaks 7&8, the Black Route Free Ski & Ride shuttle bus will drop you off, but you’ll have to ask the driver for the Breck Nordic stop.

Are pets allowed at the Breckenridge Nordic Center?

Pets are not allowed at the Lodge, but we do have some Dog Friendly trails on Peak 7.  We are on the edge of, and ski and snowshoe through, the Town of Breckenridge’s “Cucumber Gulch Preserve” with a Protective Management and town codes for No Dogs. Our USDA, Forest Service permit (permitting requirements associated with the protected forest areas, Dogs aren’t allowed) does allow dogs on trails for Skiing and Snowshoeing in the New Nordic World, Upper Peak 7 groomed area.