The Mt Sopris Nordic Council - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - has stewarded “Community-Powered Skiing” at Spring Gulch since 1986. Since the beginning, we’ve been on a mission to provide a high quality cross-country ski area in the lower Roaring Fork Valley at no cost for daily use; however, it is not a no-cost operation.
Roughly $800 per day goes into the purchasing and maintenance of specialized grooming equipment, staff wages, insurance, utilities, web hosting, and the various other costs that keep our skis kicking and gliding on groomed snow all winter long.
In recent years, over 400 individuals and businesses have donated annually via membership, covering over 50% of our annual expenses and helping us grow as an organization, expand our trail system, and enhance the quality of grooming. In short, providing high-quality winter fun in a beautiful place for local skiers!
If you love Spring Gulch and ski regularly, please donate at the skier membership level that feels most appropriate for your use and means.
Want to make a business donation instead? Click here.
It’s a community effort and we are grateful to have your business in our corner!
Please complete the online membership form to your right. You can donate with a credit card.
Instead of the online membership form, you may download and print our membership PDF form below. Complete the form and mail it to us, along with your tax-deductible contribution.
Guests and occasional users are encouraged to donate $10 a day. You can use the donation pole located next to the kiosk at the entrance of Spring Gulch.
Where Does the Money Go?
Grooming: Equipment, Fuel, Wages, Maintenance
Trails: Maps, Signs, Maintenance
Communications and Events
*NO dogs, motorized equipment, snow or fat bikes, snowmobiles, sledding, snowshoeing, snowboarding, tubing, hiking, etc. allowed.
Thank you for your cooperation and appreciation for the Mount Sopris Nordic Council's agreement with the property owners.