CMU students during a group cross country lesson with GMNC ski instructor at County Line trail system on Grand Mesa in western Colorado. Group of cross country skiers near the warming hut on GMNC trails at Skyway on Grand Mesa.

Supporting Cross Country Skiers Since 1990

Grand Mesa Nordic Council (GMNC) is a community-supported, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting fun and safe cross country skiing experiences on Grand Mesa for skiers of all ages and abilities. GMNC relies entirely on voluntary contributions and grants to fund trail grooming and maintenance operations.

GMNC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from our local communities. Numerous additional volunteers are instrumental in creating our vibrant Nordic ski community.

Classic and skate skiing tracks are groomed to perfection on Grand Mesa with a world-class groomer, PistenBully 400. Runners of Mesa Monument Striders at the trailhead in Loma, Colorado

Grooming Ski Trails at 10,000 Feet

GMNC grooms and maintains 50 km (31 miles) of Nordic ski trails on the Skyway, County Line, and Ward trail systems on Grand Mesa near Grand Junction in western Colorado. Grand Mesa is known for its long season and heavy snowfalls, often more than 300 inches per year. GMNC’s trail systems include high quality classic and skate ski trails as well as marked trails for ski touring.