WHO WE ARE

Winter endurance athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, Nordic skiers, and snowshoers. We are a community. We celebrate the solitude and stark beauty of a winter’s day. We embrace the pursuit of fitness traversing our backyard wilderness under our own power. We get stoked if it’s a blue wax day. We thrive on type II fun (miserable while it's happening, but fun in retrospect). We enjoy some of the finest scenery in the State of Colorado from our trails. And some have the nerve to say, we wear silly clothes.  

Like a community, we stick together, support each other, and work for the whole. Durango Nordic has done this from the beginning, when volunteers first cut the trails in the 1950s, when we took over operations of the Nordic center from Purgatory Resort in the 1980s to prevent it from closing, and when we battled high-density real estate development on the North Loop. Together, we have prevailed. 

Our community collaborates as a non-profit club to operate the Durango Nordic Center and its ski programs with the mission of providing individuals of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn, enjoy, and improve in the sports of Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. We are funded through memberships, trail fees, programs, events, and generous donations from sponsors and community members. 

Become a member of the Durango Nordic Ski Club. Membership supports our ongoing operations, our snowcat capital campaign, and allows us to execute the future vision for Durango Nordic.