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Free Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing at the Frisco Nordic Center on December 18 – Free Rec Path Now Groomed with New Parking Access

On Monday, December 18, 2023 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm, the Frisco Nordic Center will be hosting a full day of free Nordic skiing and snowshoeing (while supplies last). Anyone in the community is welcome to attend this free event, open to all ages and skiing abilities. The last rental will be available at 2:00 pm.

The Frisco Nordic Center currently has 15k of trails open, with 1k groomed for classic tracks and 14k groomed for skate skiing. Additionally, the Chickadee snowshoe trail is open with early season conditions. For more information on trail conditions and terrain, visit

Free Rec Path Now Groomed with New Parking Access

As of Tuesday, December 12, the rec path is now groomed with free access for multi-sport use from Frisco Nordic Center to Breckenridge. Bikes, walkers, runners, skiers, and dogs are welcome on this almost eight mile stretch of free groomed rec path. There are currently no classic ski tracks due to low snow depth. The Nordic staff will be grooming three times per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the winter, unless there is insufficient coverage for the grooming machines.

The 12 parking spots at the Dickey Day Use parking lot will no longer be available for parking, and all access to the free groomed rec path will only be available from the parking lots near the ballfields and the Frisco Nordic lodge. Access to the rec path will be available by using the ½ mile of groomed rec path from those lots to get to the area where rec path users no longer share trails with paying Nordic customers. Since the rec path was groomed starting in February 2018, Nordic customers have been providing staff with feedback that some of the users accessing the trails from the Dickey Day Use parking lot are leaving human waste, walking with or without dogs on Nordic trails, accessing and skiing on Nordic trails without purchasing a pass, sledding across Nordic trails, cutting trees illegally, and having a significant negative impact. After five years of feedback, more signage, and increased patrols, this change in parking is intended to better monitor access to make some progress in preserving the ski experience at the Frisco Nordic Center, while maintaining free community access to the groomed rec path between Frisco and Breckenridge.

About the Frisco Nordic Center

Sitting at 9,100 feet above sea level, surrounded by stunning views of the Tenmile Range and Buffalo Mountain, the Frisco Nordic Center is a world-class venue for classic and skate skiing and snowshoeing. The Nordic Center hosts several competitive and social events throughout the season and offers a wide variety of ski lessons, clinics, tours, and ski and snowshoe rentals. The Frisco Nordic Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. More information may be found at   

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