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Seasonal Events

Nordic Social

Dec. 8th 5pm-8pm  at Dos Gringos Café in Carbondale

Kick off the winter with us! You can meet this year's groomers and board members, as well as support Spring Gulch by becoming a member. We'll provide a complimentary drink and snacks for all of our members!

Free Gear Demos & Lessons with Independence Run & Hike

January 15th

Don't miss this opportunity to try out skis and boots from Fischer and Salomon. There will also be free lessons. This event is hosted by Independence Run and Hike, please contact them to sign-up or with questions. This is a great opportunity to try Nordic for the first time, or to test out that new setup you've been eyeing!

CMC Classic and Skate Lessons

January & February

Get your ski season going strong with some great pointers and practice! Three different, experienced teachers are offering Classic and Skate style classes. Students meet at the parking lot and bring their own equipment.

Register at

Ski for Sisu

Feb 4th -12th

A community skiathon that raises money to support the Spring Gulch trails! Skiers collect pledges per kilometer they ski from friends, family, and others in the community. And don't forget about the silent auction! If you would like to volunteer, contact us!

Mountain Fair Parking Lot Fundraiser

July 2023

Can't find a parking spot on the busiest weekend in Carbondale? Come support Spring Gulch by parking in our fundraiser lot one block from Sopris Park at the CMC Lapalla Center. Only $5 for the whole day...and every penny goes towards our trails! If you would like to volunteer, contact us here.

Summer Trails Volunteer Workday

August 2023

Join us for a fun afternoon of trail maintenance! We'll be clearing trails, pruning branches, seeding grass, and anything else we need to get our trails in shape for the coming winter. Bring tools, work gloves, and water. Volunteers needed! Contact us here.


AVSC Winter Programming

These programs are for athletes who want to participate in nordic skiing on a seasonal basis. Athletes will build a strong foundation in their sport, working through thoughtful progressions to build skills and have fun. Athletes may have opportunities to increase their training time through additional camps with year-round athletes.

For more information and registration, visit

Bill Koch League (Ages 5 - 9)

Our Bill Koch Youth Ski League (BKL) programs are fun, learn-to-ski programs. The emphasis will be on fostering a love for the sport and enjoying winter in the Roaring Fork Valley. Children will develop basic motor skills invaluable to their future athletic involvement. Skills such as coordination, agility, and balance will be taught through a variety of games and activities. As children progress through the Bill Koch League programs, they will learn teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, and other essential habits common among successful adolescents.

Schedule: Early December through early March, Tue/Thurs 4:00 - 5:30 PM. One or two day options.

Bill Koch Youth League (Ages 8-11)

It is designed for athletes of all ability levels. Skiers will continue to focus on fundamentals and fun, and will be introduced to racing and goal setting practices.


Schedule: Early December through early March, Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:30 PM.

High School Competition Team (Ages 14- 18, High School)

Geared towards High School athletes with a focus on training, skills, racing, and fun. Athletes of all abilities are welcome in this program. However, skiers must participate in all CHSAA races.

Schedule: November – February; 4 weekdays and several weekends (limited practice over winter break due to CHSAA rules)

National Competition Team (Ages 14- 18, High School)

The National Comp Team is a year-round training and racing program for experienced Nordic skiers who have excellent work ethic and a desire to pursue excellence in Nordic skiing. All National Comp athletes are expected to compete in all Rocky Mountain Nordic (RMN) Junior National Qualifier races and participate in summer dryland training possible. The National Comp team training program is designed to help athletes reach the highest possible levels of competition. National Comp Team athletes will receive an individualized and periodized year-round training plan. Character, sportsmanship, work ethic, leadership, and inclusion will be an important part of the curriculum.

Note: Seasonal equipment rentals are available through the Ute Mountaineer

*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.

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