FAQ

Is there a trail fee to ski at Spring Gulch?
No, the skiing at Spring Gulch is FREE! We love that we can provide our community with world-class nordic skiing at no cost. However, Mount Sopris Nordic Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and we could not continue to operate without the generous donations and memberships of our skiers. Even if you are just visiting, please consider becoming a member and supporting your local nordic trail system!
 
How do I get to Spring Gulch?
Directions are posted under the Trails section, About our Trails.
 
When can I ski at Spring Gulch?
Depending on the season, we usually open our trails in December. Likewise, our ski season usually wraps up in March. Spring Gulch is open 24/7 all ski season. However, we prefer that you not ski while groomers are active at night, generally trail grooming happens between 5pm-10pm. Staying off the freshly groomed trails allows the snow to set -up for a better skier experience. As a reminder, our trails are not patrolled.
 
Can I bring my dog to Spring Gulch?
Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs on any of our ski trails. However, you can ski from the Spring Gulch parking lot up the road or in nearby Marion Gulch with your pup.
 
Should I bring my children?
Yes! Kids are always welcome at Spring Gulch and there are a number of beginner trails starting at the entrance. We also host regularly scheduled AVSC programming. Follow the link to find Carbondale specific programming.
 
Does Spring Gulch rent skis?
No, we do not. Cross-country equipment can be rented or purchased from:

Ragged Mountain Sports
810 Hwy 133
Carbondale, CO

Independence Run & Hike
La Fontana Plaza
586 Highway 133
Carbondale, CO 


Bristlecone Mountain Sports
781 E. Valley Rd
Basalt, CO

Does Spring Gulch offer ski lessons?
No, CMC offers ski lessons at Spring Gulch. Please contact them directly for questions or to register for lessons. 

 
Is Spring Gulch open other times of year?
No, Spring Gulch is located on private property that is generously leased to the Mount Sopris Nordic Council to operate a nordic ski area during the winter only. Please do not trespass during other times of the year.

spring gulch nordic ski trails parking lot crosscountry carbondale
spring gulch nordic crosscountry ski trails sopris

*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.