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WinterStart Race Cancelled

Mother Nature continues to be exceptionally stingy with snow forcing the full cancellation of the WinterStart 5K races that had already been re-scheduled for Sunday 12/10. Please look forward to next year when we trust the WinterStart races and great early skiing will... read more

Colorado Give Day – Tues. Dec. 5th

Support the Grand Mesa Nordic Council on Colorado Gives Day! Colorado Gives Day, this year on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, is a “statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving.” Supported by the Community First Foundation for the past... read more

WinterStart Races Postponed

WinterStart Races postponed one week The WinterStart 5K Races scheduled for Sunday Dec. 3 have been postponed to Sun Dec. 10 in hopes that there will be snow to ski on by then. All other details remain unchanged: 5K Classic at 11 AM, 5K Freestyle at 12:30 PM preceded... read more

Nature Connection Skis for Kids Program!

The Nature Connection Skis For Kids is offering seasonal rentals skis at two locations for youth ski rentals. They are still offering a limited number of cross country ski season ski rentals for youth only, and will be distributing skis to those young skiers at two... read more

Thanks, REI!

This summer REI awarded GMNC a $6000 REI Stewardship Grant for 2017 for trail grooming and a major update to our signage. read more

New Signs!

REI awarded the GMNC a stewardship grant of $6000 that contributed to new signs at County Line, Ward and Skyway and help with grooming costs this season. Thank you REI! read more

National Public Lands Day, Saturday 9/30

Grand Mesa Nordic Council (GMNC) and REI are collaborating for a trail work day for National Public Lands Day on September 30, 2017.  We need volunteers to help put up new signs and clear trails of branches, rocks and debris to prepare for the upcoming season. Grand... read more

New Gliders Director Needed!

After 10 years of dedicated service, Annie Murphy is stepping down as Gliders Director.  If you want to help kids learn to love Nordic skiing, or for more information, contact GMNC at or GMNC PO Box 912 Montrose  CO... read more

Season Wrap-Up Newsletter

As we close out this fabulous season, I’m thinking of all the work that our volunteers and partners do so that “others may ski!” Your Board Members are the first ones who come to mind. Each brings a special expertise as they dedicate their time behind the scenes.... read more


After a season of hard racing, the cream has risen to the top. With a combination of perseverance and speed, Helen Carlsen and Russ Bollig garnered the most points to emerge as Series winners. Each won a great day pack donated by REI and a commemorative rock. Special... read more