Our Mission

The Ouray County Nordic Council is a division of the Ouray Trail Group, a local community-based, non-profit organization composed of skiing and hiking enthusiasts.  The organization is dedicated to encouraging safe, enjoyable hiking and other low-impact outdoor recreational activities in the San Juan Mountains while protecting the natural beauty of the area.

The Nordic Council purchases & maintains all of the grooming/trail equipment (snowmobile, groomer, signage, foot bridges, etc…) used at Ironton Park. We pay for each individual grooming of the trails.  Our goal is to raise enough funds to insure that the trails are well maintained and groomed (after new snow) throughout the winter season.

That is the official version… The reality is that we are trying to fill some very big shoes.  This last year an entirely new crew stepped up to replace the former Ouray Nordic Council that had been in place for well over 20 years.  Sure we have some new ideas and we are younger overall, but the truth is that we don’t really know what we are doing – except that we want to have an epic ski year!