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Nordic Club to offer free ski and snowshoe clinic Saturday

The Pagosa Nordic Club will host a free, learn to cross country ski and snowshoe clinic on Saturday Jan. 9, at the Alpine Haus Ski Center, located at the golf course clubhouse.

The event will start at 9 a.m., and participants will be able to choose from beginner to intermediate levels of skate skiing, classic cross country skiing and snowshoeing instruction.

Check with local ski shops, as they will be offering discounted gear for the event. You will need to rent your gear prior to the event.

This free event is designed to introduce and familiarize people to the sports of skate skiing, classic cross country skiing or snowshoeing. All ages are encouraged to attend. Learn about Nordic skiing and some great techniques from some of Pagosa Springs’ best skiers and snowshoers.

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The Pagosa Nordic Club (PNC) has expanded Nordic ski trail grooming this winter, to include five Nordic track trailheads with more than 50K of trails groomed for skate skiing, classic cross country skiing and snowshoeing. New this season are Reservoir Hill, Coyote Hill, Turkey Springs, Williams Creek and the Expanded West Fork trail system. PNC’s new grooming equipment will provide a smooth, wide surface for skate skiing, with set tracks for classic cross country skiing. All trailheads accommodate all ability levels, beginner to advanced.

The Pagosa Nordic Club is a non-profit 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 and snowshoeing for all ability levels and to encourage and promote the use of these winter trails through education, marketing and events.”

Groomed Nordic ski trails are free to use, however, donations are a critical part of funding, which enables the Pagosa Nordic Club to continue grooming efforts. Funding for the groomed Nordic ski trails project relies on generous donations from trail users, as these funds are needed for grooming expenses.

The Pagosa Nordic Club would like to thank the U.S. Forest Service, Town of Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, local businesses, residents and visitors for their continued generous financial support for the groomed Nordic ski trails project.? All membership fees, donations and sponsorships are tax deductible.

Daily trail conditions and grooming reports, as well as event information, is available on the Web page, PagosaNordic.Com.

Get out and ski.