West of Denver, the Gold Run Nordic Center has 27km of cross country ski trails. The Gold Run Nordic Center is located at the Breckenridge Golf Course and is operated by the town of Breckenridge. The trail system winds across and up historic Delaware Flats and Gold Run valley, at the mouth of the Swan River north of Breckenridge. With ideal beginner terrain and expansive mountain views right out the door, the trail system offers a fun mix of Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced trails for skiers and snowshoers of all abilities.
Directions: From Denver: take I-70 west to State Highway 9 exit 213: travel south through Frisco; look for the “Ski Area Gold Run Nordic Center” sign on the highway, turn left on to Tiger Road and follow the signs leading to the Nordic center. Approximately 1 mile from the highway.
For apres ski, try Salt Creek Saloon or Angels Hollow. Looking for nightlife? Check out Cecillias, Sherpas and Yeti s, or Ullrs.
Overall, Gold Run Nordic Center is the 52nd most popular cross country ski area of all 58 Nordic ski destinations in Colorado.