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 late November or early December. Likewise, our ski season usually wraps up around April. Spring Gulch is open 24/7 all ski season, so you may ski whenever your heart desires! 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. Crosscountry equipment can be rented or purchased from:

Ragged Mountain Sports

1629 Dolores Way, Suite A

Carbondale, CO

Independence Run & Hike
La Fontana Plaza
586 Highway 133
Carbondale, CO 81623

Bristlecone Mountain Sports

781 E. Valley Rd

Basalt, CO


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.

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*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.