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Alberta Park has 10km groomed wide for skate skiing with set tracks for classic cross country skiing. Alberta Park is located at the Wolf reek Ski Area, at the end of the Tranquility Parking Lot.
West Fork has at least 5km groomed wide for skate skiing with set tracks for classic cross country skiing. West Fork is located 15 miles east of Pagosa Springs on Hwy 160.
Additional trails will open as snow conditions permit.
Pagosa Nordic Season Opener X-C Ski Weekend, Friday – Sunday, December 13 – 15
Featuring Masters X-C Ski Champion and inspirational speaker, Murray Banks. On Friday, December 13th from 6-8pm, Murray will teach a X-C Ski waxing clinic to be held at the Alpen Haus Ski Center, located at 2800 Cornerstone Drive in the Plaza at Aspen Village shopping center. He will teach basic and advanced waxing techniques for average and advanced skiers. A small donation of $5.00 will be requested at the door. RSVP at PagosaNordic@gamil.com.
On Saturday, December 14th, Murray will teach two of his inspirational Skate Ski Clinics
An Advanced skate skier clinic will be conducted 9am-11am and an intermediate clinic will be held 1pm-3pm. This is a must clinic for aspiring intermediate and advanced skate skiers. The $30 per clinic fee will be the best money you spend this winter. Please email your RSVP to PagosaNordic@gmail.com if you would like to reserve your spot for a clinic. The clinic will be held in Alberta Park at the Wolf Creek Ski Area. Park at the end of the Tranquility Parking lot and follow the signs down to Alberta Park.
Later on Saturday, December 14th, Pagosa Nordic will host the season’s first FREE Moonrise/Sunset soup and chili X-C Ski Social
Location to be determined. Pagosa Nordic invites all ages and all ability X-C skiers to come join in the fun. You will enjoy an easy X-C ski under the colorful skies and meet back at the trailhead for soup, chili and hot cocoa around a warm campfire. A great family friendly activity. You may bring something to share, though not required. Dress warm and bring your headlamp or flashlight and chair if desired.
On Sunday, December 15th, Murray will join Pagosa Nordic for a Biathlon X-C Ski Race
Using Red Ryder BB Guns, skiers will compete in either a 12km competitive, 6km citizens or 3km kids race with three opportunities to shoot at targets in between course laps. The event is a freestyle ski event in which participants can either classic X-C ski or skate ski. Prizes for top finishers as well as participant drawing giveaways. The Red Ryder BB gun Biathlon has been Pagosa Nordic’s most popular race during the winter. Registration fee is $20 for PNC members, $30 for nonmembers and $10 for kids under 16. The event will be held in Alberta Park at the Wolf Creek Ski Area. RSVP at PagosaNordic@gamil.com.
Pagosa Nordic is a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization with a mission “To enhance winter recreational opportunities in Pagosa Springs by maintaining accessible groomed winter trails for skate skiing, classic cross country skiing & snowshoeing for all ability levels and to encourage and promote the use of these winter trails through education, marketing and events.” X-C Ski trail grooming reports and events schedules can be viewed at PagosaNordic.com. Pagosa Nordic operates on club memberships, donations and sponsorships from our community.