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.
You are in for a memorable day of skiing trails on our groomed trails at the Ironton Ski Area or the North Corridor.
The North Corridor is a scenic two mile loop along the Uncompahgre River north of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool. The path is mostly level following both sides of the river with foot bridges at either end. The east side of the valley is called Gold Hill with many historic mine buildings visible high above the trail. The trail can be accessed from the Hot Springs Pool parking lot, Chautauqua Lane (across from Rotary Park), or Uncompahgre Street. Dogs are allowed on leash.
At Ironton, snow conditions of deep powder to icy may be encountered. The “green” groomed trails, loops of four clearly marked miles groomed with set Nordic track by the Ouray County Nordic Council (OCNC), trace valley contours of mostly moderate terrain. The trails are groomed as soon as enough snow covers the ground, usually sometime in November.