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Moonrise/Sunset Ski set for Friday

The Pagosa Nordic Club is hosting another Moonrise/Sunset Ski with free soup and chili and a campfire Friday, March 26, on Reservoir Hill in downtown Pagosa Springs.

Thanks to the Levine family for the permission to ski their one-mile-long, wide-open pasture for this event.

This is a great track for viewing the moon. All abilities and ages are welcome. Cross country ski trails will be groomed for beginner and intermediate skiers. Come on out for cross country skiing and snowshoeing and enjoy a bowl of soup or chili as you sit next to the campfire. Hot soup and chili and the stoked fire will be available from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Spa trailhead (behind the Spa Motel) accessed off of San Juan Street. Parking is available in the San Juan Street parking lot.

The Pagosa Nordic Club (PNC) has worked with the local U.S. Forest Service office to expand Nordic ski trail grooming this winter, which now includes five Nordic track trailheads with more than 50 k of free trails groomed for skate skiing, classic cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

The Pagosa Nordic Club’s first season was very successful, with approximately 600 visitors making Pagosa Springs their winter vacation destination — choosing this location over other Colorado vacation options because of the addition of the new groomed cross country ski trails this season. The club’s membership is 100 people strong and has gained much support from the business community.

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.”

Come on out Friday and enjoy the colorful skies, howl at the moon, meet new friends and warm your s’mores over the fire between 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Check out PagosaNordic.Com for details, trail maps and grooming reports.