The Pagosa Nordic Club is
CANCELLING TONIGHT’S X-C Ski Social,
Grooming Update ~ Friday, Jan 30
The following Trails are free to use and are groomed wide for skate skiing with set tracks for classic cross country skiing.
NEW ~ Pagosa Nordic groomed a 10k skate lane and set track on Plumtaw from the Piedra/McManus side on Thursday, January 29.
Pagosa Nordic groomed 15k at West Fork on Friday, January 23.
Wolf Creek Ski Area groomed 10k in Alberta Park on Wednesday, January 28.
The Forest Service groomed 14k of trails at Coyote Hill on Friday, January 23.
To see locations and conditions as reported by the Pagosa TrailBlazers snowmobile club, click here.
Their most recently groomed trails are:
Plumtaw and Four Mile on Jan 26th
Grab your skis, and we’ll see you on the trails!
Check out PagosaNordic.Com for Event information, updated grooming reports and Trail Maps.
Free Moonrise/Sunset X-C Ski Social – Friday
Jan 30 ~ 4 – 7 p.m. Location – Coyote Hill
The Pagosa Nordic Club invites you to join in its fun and free moonrise/sunset soup and chili family cross-country ski socials. Show up at the predetermined location any time between 4 and 7 p.m. and ski the groomed trails at your leisure, enjoying an easy ski under the colorful sky. Then, meet back at the parking lot to enjoy homemade soup and chili while socializing around a warm campfire, complete with hot cocoa and s’mores. Although bringing a dish to share is welcome, it is not required. Please RSVP if you are bringing a dish. This is a great activity for families and skiers of all ages and abilities. Dress warmly and bring headlamps or flashlights. Come learn about the Pagosa Nordic Club and Pagosa area’s groomed, Nordic trails. Locations are close to town and will be chosen based on snow conditions.
5th Annual Pagosa Paw Sled Dog Event a Success!
This weekend the Pagosa Nordic Club along with Snow Country Snowmobile Tours and Rocky Mountain Sled Dog Club sponsored the 5th Annual Pagosa Paw Winter Dog Sports Event. The nordic event and sled dog race took place at the Toner Ranch and 31 mushers with over 100 dogs amongst many volunteers and spectators gathered for the two day event. Participants traveled from all over the state as well as Arizona and New Mexico to participate in this first race of the series this season.
Races consisted of internationally sanctioned 6-dog and 4-dog sled race divisions, 6-mile and 4-mile Skijor race (dog pulls you on skiis), and sportsman’s events as well. Local Musher Forest Bramwell took third place in the 6-mile sled race and his wife Jaclyn placed second in the 4-mile sled race. Local skijor racer, Jennifer Martin placed took first place in both the 4-mile and 1-mile sportsman skijor divisions. Other local mushers competing were: Andy Butler, Penny Holmes and Jan Hester.
“It is a special treat to bring sled dog racing back to Pagosa Springs and get people out there recreating with their dogs” says race organizer Jennifer Martin. “This year we decided to join the Rocky Mountain Sled Dog Club and the International Sled Dog Racing Association (ISDRA) to host a sanctioned event. Both days were fantastically attended by both mushers and visitors. I am very happy to see this event grow and everyone out there having a great time.”
A Very Special Thanks to: Chow Down for being our major sponsor, Forest and Jaclyn Bramwell and Snow Country Snowmobile Tours, Wolf Creek Trailblazers, The Toner and Case Ranches for the spectacular venue, Pagosa Feed and Nursery, Critter Outfitters, The Overlook Hotsprings and The Pagosa Nordic Club and the numerous volunteers who made the race possible.
The Pagosa Nordic Club serves as the local advocate for groomed X-C Ski Trails and you can find out current X-C Ski Trail grooming reports, trail maps, activity and event schedules at PagosaNordic.Com.
Pagosa Nordic is a 501(c)(3) 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”.
Check this web page for updates.