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Posted on: January 3, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Howelsen Hill Nordic Center Opens to Fat Bikes – Tickets Required

The Howelsen Hill Nordic Center is excited to announce that 100% of our groomed Nordic Trails are open for the season. Approved uses on these groomed trails includes cross country skiing, snow shoeing and the trails are now open to Fat Bikes. All approved trail uses require a ticket or season pass for use.

Fat Bike Riders are required to wear a Nordic season pass or day ticket, both can be purchased in the Howelsen Hill lodge during alpine ski hill hours. When the concessions stand is closed, tickets can be purchased upstairs at the SSWSC office or from the vending machine in the fireplace room. Specific rules apply to Fat Bikes so that all trail users continue to enjoy a great user experience.

Groomed Trails should not be ridden if:
• You are leaving a tire rut deeper than 1 inch deep or cannot ride in a straight line
• Your bike tires are narrower than 3.7 inches and tire pressure is greater than 10 psi
• Trails are closed to Fat Bikes from 2 – 6 pm Monday – Friday and during Nordic race events

• Bikes yield to all other users and ride in control
• Do not ride in classic tracks
• Ride on the most firm part of the track
• Be an ambassador to the sport – know when to go, be polite and educate others!

Orange Peel, Wheels and Ski Haus have bikes available for purchase or rent and can offer advice on how to get the most enjoyment out of this new and growing sport. Fat Bikes are allowed on all other City trails in the area that are not groomed for Nordic skiing.

For information on Fat Biking and trail conditions, please visit our website at

Craig Robinson, Parks, Open Space and Trails Manager (970) 871-7034

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