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Frisco Nordic Center

Frisco Nordic Center Updates

  • The Frisco Nordic Center is closed for the 2023/2024 season. Thanks for a great winter!

Please visit our Trail Conditions page for an exact list of winter trails.

About the Frisco Nordic Center

If outdoor winter play is your thing, chances are the Frisco Nordic Center has something you’ll enjoy. The Frisco Nordic Center is located just minutes south of Frisco’s Main Street on Colorado Highway 9 toward Breckenridge, within the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area (PRA).

Thank you Summit County for voting Frisco Nordic Center the winner of the “Best of Summit County 2023” as the Top Nordic Ski Area! 

With a cozy, cabin lodge surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountain peaks, the Frisco Nordic Center offers skate skiing, classic cross country skiing, and snowshoeing in a pristine alpine environment. Here you’ll find 30 km of ski trails and 8 km of snowshoe trails.

The Frisco Nordic Center also offers equipment rentals, lessons and clinics, and ski tuning throughout the winter season, which typically lasts from around Thanksgiving through early April. We offer day passes, punch card passes, and season passes for our Nordic Center trails.

You’ll find the Frisco Adventure Park, just across the road from the Frisco Nordic Center (on Recreation Way), with our fun-for-all-ages tubing hill and access to our beginner ski/ride hill.

Frisco Nordic Center


Physical Address

616 Recreation Way
Frisco, CO 80443


Frisco Nordic Center is open daily from 9:00am-4:00pm
Closing Day is Sunday, April 7, 2024

Mailing Address

PO Box 4100
Frisco, CO 80443

2023/2024 Frisco Nordic Center Waiver

What is the Difference Between Nordic Skiing and Cross Country Skiing?

The terms “Nordic skiing” and “Cross Country skiing” are often used interchangeably. Classic and Skate are two different techniques under the Nordic skiing umbrella. The terms, “Alpine skiing” or “Downhill skiing” refer to the type of skiing you do at a ski resort with ski lifts, such as Copper Mountain. Both Nordic skiing and Alpine skiing are great fun, but very different.

Things to do at the Frisco Nordic Center

Whether you want to bring your own gear and do your own thing on our Nordic skiing and snowshoeing trails or rent gear and learn a winter sport or two, we’ve got you covered. The Frisco Nordic Center offers ski lessons and clinics for individuals and groups who want to learn about Classic or Skate skiing. 

Ready to train with fellow Masters skiers? Our Masters Ski program is for you.

We also offer a self-guided snowshoe tour with interpretive signs that leads you through the pristine quiet of our wooded snowshoe trails.

Tips for visiting the Frisco Nordic Center

Trail map

To help you plan your cross-country ski or snowshoe routes, check out our trail map by clicking on the button below.

Nordic Trail Use Waiver

A waiver must be completed before you can ski on the trails at the Frisco Nordic Center. Click the button below to complete your waiver online.

Trail conditions and other Frisco Nordic Center updates

For current trail conditions or to find out when the winter season opens at the Frisco Nordic Center, call 970-668-2570, visit our trail conditions page, or check our Facebook page for updates.

How to rent gear and purchase trail passes at the Frisco Nordic Center

You can rent classic cross-country skis, skate skis, and snowshoes at the Frisco Nordic Center to use on your favorite trails or on our own groomed trails. We also sell season passes, punch card passes, and day passes for the Nordic Center ski and snowshoe trails.

Accessing the free multi-use Rec Path in winter from the Frisco Nordic Center

The multi-use Summit County Recreation Path (aka “the Rec Path” to locals) is groomed three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

You can access the Rec Path from the Frisco Nordic Center for free, but it does cross some of the Frisco Nordic trails, which are fee-based. Unlike the Frisco Nordic trails, dogs are allowed on the Rec Path, where you can also walk, snowshoe, ski, and ride fat bikes.

Pro Tip: Know that while the nearby groomed Rec Path trail is free to use, it does cross some of our paid trails, so take a look at the trail map and know your route before you head out.

Two women snowshoeing at Frisco Nordic Center.
Sit skier on trail at Frisco Gold Rush with people in background

Fat biking at the Frisco Nordic Center

Cue the sad trombone music: Fat bikes are not allowed on the Frisco Nordic Center trails. However, the free Summit County Rec Path trail does allow fat bikes and you can access the Rec Path from the Nordic Center. Look for signs at the Nordic Center directing you to the Rec Path, which passes right next to the Nordic Center Lodge. Also the Gold Run Nordic Center in Breckenridge (about a 10-minute drive on Highway 9 heading south from Frisco) allows and rents fat bikes for use on their trails.

A love note to dog owners from the Frisco Nordic Center

Dear dog owners: It’s not you, it’s us. As Coloradans, we love dogs as much as you do. But unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on any of the cross-country or snowshoe trails at the Nordic Center.

However, we’ve still got you: Dogs are allowed on the Rec Path, which you can access from the Nordic Center. Also, here’s a handy list of dog-friendly hiking trails in Frisco that you and your canine companions can explore in winter.

Road Conditions & I-70

If you are traveling to the Frisco Nordic Center on I-70 please be aware that heavy traffic will likely exist on all weekends, holidays, and during snow storms.

The Colorado Department of Transportation provides road condition updates on their website.

Frisco Nordic Center Events

We host events and races at the Frisco Nordic Center for winter sports enthusiasts of all ability levels, including the Frisco Freeze Fat Bike Race and the Gold Rush Nordic Races. Events may be canceled or postponed due to weather or other conditions. Check our calendar of upcoming events for details.

Frisco Nordic Center Webcam

Check out the Frisco Nordic Center webcam, which is now located on the back of the Nordic lodge. It’s the second best thing to being here–though obviously nowhere as cool as actually visiting to see for yourself.

Frisco Nordic Center

7/20/2024 | 9:33am

Frisco Nordic Center

U.S. Forest Service Information

The Frisco Nordic Center is located in the White River National Forest and operates under permit with the USDA Forest Service. Click here to learn more about filing a discrimination complaint with the USDA.

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