Haymaker Nordic Center

About SSTC

About the Center

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Our groomed cross country ski and snowshoe trails, winding through the aspen groves and along beautiful Fish Creek, offers some of the most enjoyable and accessible wintertime recreation in the Yampa Valley.

Groomed cross country ski trails. Our trails welcome all ability levels, novice to advanced. The trails are groomed for both classic and skate skiing.

Snowshoe trails. 10 km of beautiful snowshoe trails.

Our rental shop has the latest in cross-country ski equipment. Fischer's Nordic Cruising skis and boots, Rossignol skis and boots and Atlas snowshoe rentals. Seasonal and daily rentals available. We carry all sizes, the smallest to the largest. Children welcome!

Our ski school specializes in teaching all the basic techniques and how to ski most efficiently. Lessons offered daily. After one lesson you will be able to enjoy a variety of trails!

Complete Nordic Shop carries equipment, clothing, accessories and a large selection of cross-country ski hats.

Refuel at the "Picnic Basket" with hearty homemade soups,pizza,stromboli,panini, breads, hot drinks and "goodies."


History of the Touring Center

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The Wiik family has contiguously owned the Steamboat Ski Touring Center since 1980. Prior to acquiring the touring center, their cross-country operations were located at the Scandinavian Lodge, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Sven Wiik at Steamboat Nordic Center, December 2010Sven Wiik, a native of Sweden, immigrated to the United States in 1949 to be employed by Western State College as Professor of Health and Physical Education. He also accepted the offer to be the US Olympic Nordic coach. His dream was to own and operate his own training center. In 1968, he and his wife Birthe and daughter Birgitta moved to Steamboat Springs to build the Scandinavian Lodge and Mt. Werner Training Center. For twenty years, athletes from many countries trained at the center.

The Wiiks had the opportunity to expand their operation to the current location at the Ski Touring Center. Birgitta Wiik Lindgren runs the center, continuing the family history. We are currently operating in our 35th year. The Ski Touring Center has been the host of:

  • Jr. Olympic Championships
  • National Masters
  • NCAA Championships
  • Nordic Combined Olympic Tryouts
  • World Class Training Area for Nordic skiers
  • Pre-Olympic Training Site for foreign teams
  • Many local and regional races
  • US Biathlon Teams
  • US Nordic and Nordic Comninded Teams


In Decmember 2014, The Wiiks had another opportuinity to open another facility Haymaker Nordic Center just south of Steamboat Springs.


Spend the Day with Us!

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  • Groomed cross country ski trails for both skate  and classic skiing.
  • Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Rentals
  • Lessons-All Ability Levels - Classic and Skating
  • Back Country Ski Tours
  • Complete Nordic Ski Shop
  • Hearty Homemade Lunches and Snacks available all day at The Picnic Basket
  • Open 9 am - 5 pm Daily
  • Shuttle daily 9:15 and 12:30 pm (with reservations) from the Transportaion Center. Call 970.879.8180.
  • Follow the signs off Mt. Werner Road to find us - 1230 Steamboat Boulevard



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Directions from the Steamboat area to the Steamboat Ski Touring Center

  1. Coming from Denver - when arriving to the Steamboat area on US 40, exit Right onto Mt. Werner Road. Turn right onto Mt. Werner Road at stop sign.
  2. After 2 stop lights (about 0.2 miles), turn left onto Steamboat Blvd.
  3. Stay on Steamboat Boulevard until you come to skiers crossing and we are the second right at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center sign.

Directions to Steamboat Springs, Colorado from Denver International Airport

  1. From DIA take Pena Blvd South to Denver
  2. Merge I-70 W. and stay on I-70 for 78.39 miles
  3. Exit at CO-9 N - exit number 205 - towards Steamboat Springs/US-6 E/Silverthorne-Dillon - 0.32 miles
  4. Blue River Pkwy becomes CO-9. Continue to Kremmling - 35.95 miles
  5. In Kremmling, turn left onto Park Ave - 0.38 miles
  6. Park Ave becomes US Hwy 40. Continue to Steamboat Springs over Rabbit Ears Pass - 51.60 miles
  7. US 40 becomes Lincoln Ave in Steamboat Springs

Nordic1smTOTAL ESTIMATED TIME FROM DENVER: 3 hours 40 minutes

Follow signs to the Ski Touring Center from U.S. 40

Steamboat Ski Touring Center
PO Box 775401
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
(970) 879-8180
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Local Links

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Sheraton - www.sheraton.com/SteamboatSprings

Steamboat Resorts - www.steamboatresorts.com

City of Steamboat Springs - www.steamboatsprings.net

Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce - www.steamboat-chamber.com

Colorado Tourism Office: Steamboat Springs - www.colorado.com/SteamboatSprings.aspx

News & Media:
Steamboat Pilot & Today - www.steamboattoday.com

Nordic Ski Colorado - www.nordicskicolorado.com