Thursday, December 5th, 2019 @ 6pm
Kick off the winter with us at the Pour House in downtown Carbondale! You can meet this year's groomers and board members, as well as support Spring Gulch by becoming a member. We'll provide drinks and snacks for all of our members!
Free Gear Demos & Lessons with Independence Run & Hike
Don't miss this opportunity to try out skis and boots from Fischer and Salomon. There will also be free lessons, and complimentary snacks and drinks to keep you well fueled. 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
December & 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!
Cost $30, register at
Ski for Sisu
February 2nd, 2020 9am-2pm
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! To sign up, download our Ski For Sisu Form here. If you would like to volunteer, contact us!
Aspen Nordic Center Citizen 5k or 10k Race
January 5th, 2020
This is a fun race for all abilities and ages. Please contact Aspen Nordic Center for more information. https://www.aspennordic.com/events
CRMS 5k or 3k Classic Race
Mass starts from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Awards approximately 12:30 p.m.
Course is lower part of Spring Gulch, Rafter T, Bulldogger, Perry Pass, Roundabout and Rabbit Run. Contact AVSC for more information.
Ragged Mtn. Sports Norduro Race
A new style of ski racing that combines skate and classic in an "enduro" style race format. Consist of 3 timed segments, an up, a down, and a technical flat. Most of the race is designed to be an un-timed social experience. Email for information.
Mountain Fair Parking Lot Fundraiser
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
September 15th, 2019 10:00am
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 https://teamavsc.org/Nordic-Programs
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 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.