Grooming Update ~ Tues, Dec 16
The following Trails are free to use and are groomed wide for skate skiing with set tracks for classic cross country skiing.
Wolf Creek Ski Area groomed 8km in Alberta Park on Mon, December 15th.
Pagosa Nordic groomed 5.5km at Fall Creek on Sun, December 14th.
Check out PagosaNordic.Com for Event information, updated grooming reports and Trail Maps.
Grab your skis, and we’ll see you on the trails!
BB Gun Nordic Biathlon Race Results!!
The Pagosa Nordic Club hosted the season opener BB Gun Biathlon last weekend (Dec. 14th) at Alberta Park at the Wolf Creek Ski Area. Racers came to town from Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Creede, Durango, and Bayfield to participate.
Racers had 3 opportunities to shoot 5 BB’s at targets in between their course laps. Each successful hit on the target resulted in a 10 second subtraction from their overall race time, equating their final race score, with the lowest score being the winner.
12K Biathlon Overall: 1st: Steve Ilg of Durango (41:33), 2nd: Dan Batwinas of Pagosa (43:02)and 3rd: Jennifer Martin of Pagosa (51:53).
6K Biathlon Men: 1st: Kip Nagy of Creede (26:43), 2nd: Larry Lynch of Pagosa (35:54) and 3rd: Jim Chenowith of bayfield (45:11).
6K Biathlon Women: 1st: Kerry Rice of Creede (40:05), 2nd: Maddy Bergon of Creede (48:46) and 3rd: Dana Hayward of Pagosa (48:59).
Kid 2K Biathlon: 1st: James Chenowith III of Bayfield (22:14)A big thank you to Wolf Creek Ski Area groomers who were out early in the morning preparing the race course, after we received some fresh snow the morning of the race. Also, thank You Betsy Cotton, Jennifer Martin and Doug Call, all Pagosa Nordic Board members who volunteered their time to ensure a very successful event.
Free X-C Ski Clinic Attracts 22 Participants!
On Saturday, December 13th, the Pagosa Nordic Club conducted the season’s first Free X-C Ski Clinic at the Wolf Creek Ski Area. 22 participants took advantage of the free instruction taught by some of Pagosa Spring Best Skiers. A big thank You to Nancy Burke who has been coordinating the Free Clinics as well as instructing for Pagosa Nordic and our volunteer instructors; Juana Lee Park, Dan Park, Beth O’Dowd and Lindsey Kurt Mason. Also, thank you Wolf Creek ski area for providing fresh grooming for the clinic. The next scheduled Free X-C Ski Clinics for never-ever, beginner and intermediate skate skiing and classic X-C skiing are on January 10th and February 7th.
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.