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Pagosa Nordic Club to host free clinic Saturday

On Saturday, Jan. 14, join the Pagosa Nordic Club for a Free Learn to X-C Ski Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon, at the West Fork trailhead.

This is a great opportunity to learn basic skills and tips to help you feel more comfortable with your equipment, so you can get out on the trails more often.

Participants will be able to choose between beginner or intermediate levels for cross-country skate ski or cross-country classic (kick and glide) instruction from some of the area’s best skiers.

You will need to bring all your ski equipment and dress warm. All local ski shops are offering discount rentals for the clinic; just mention you are attending the clinic.

Please e-mail the club at PagosaNordic@Gmail.Com to let us know you are going to attend, the style of skiing and your ability level, so we can be sure to have enough instructors for the event. However, if you forget to R.S.V.P., come anyway.

If you miss this clinic, or want to attend another, the Pagosa Nordic Club is hosting one more free clinic this season, on Feb. 4.

Current area groomed, free cross-country ski trails for skate skiing, classic kick and glide skiing and snowshoeing include 10 km in Alberta Park groomed by the Wolf Creek Ski Area, 12 km at the West Fork groomed by the Pagosa Nordic Club and 12 km at Coyote Hill groomed by the Pagosa Ranger District.

In addition, the Wolf Creek Trail Blazers snowmobile club grooms over 100 miles (conditions permitting) of multi-use trails around our area for snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing. All groomed trails are free to use, so come on out and enjoy all these wonderful winter trails.

Updated event information, trail maps and grooming reports can be viewed at PagosaNordic.Com.

The Pagosa Nordic Club is a nonprofit, 100 percent 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.”

The club relies on membership donations, sponsorships and trail use donations to cover operational expenses and capital equipment investments. To become a club member or donate to the club, check PagosaNordic.Com for details.

See you on the trail.

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