Lake County Nordic Trails & Events

Nordic Skiing Destination

Lake County is one of Colorado’s many Nordic destinations. Check current grooming conditions at Leadville Cross Country Ski Councils blog or on their Facebook page. The County’s groomed trail network includes the highly acclaimed Mineral Belt Trail, as well as a secluded trail network at the Mount Massive Golf Course. Additional local trail networks include Tennessee Pass Nordic Center (adjacent to Ski Cooper); the Colorado Mountain College trail network; East Side Mining District and the Turquoise Lake road loop. Beautiful scenery, rich history and an abundance of groomed trails make Leadville Lake County a sought after destination for Nordic skiing. 

For general information about Nordic lessons, races and special events, please visit the Leadville Cross Country Ski Councils website. You may also visit this site for directions to non-County owned Nordic trails, as well as current grooming information.

County-Owned Nordic Facilities

Mineral Belt Trail:

For a heart-pounding Nordic workout, or a leisurely ski through one of Colorado’s most famous mining districts, look no further. For information about this 12-mile groomed trail, including maps and suggested parking locations, and the Leadville Loppet visit the Mineral Belt Trail website
Did you know that grooming the Mineral Belt Trail costs $429/trip and can total $28,000/year? If you love this trail and enjoy the grooming services, consider making a donation today! Click HERE.
Mineral Belt Trail

Mount Massive Golf Course

When the links close and the snow flies, enjoy miles of pristine terrain for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. MMGC also hosts various dog-sledding and dog-joring events throughout the winter. Owned but not managed by Lake County, visit the Mount Massive Golf Course website for directions and other information about renting equipment.