Pagosa Nordic Club hosts BB Gun Biathlon Dec. 13

By James Dickhoff
Special to The SUN

The 2015-16 cross-country ski season is underway, with the high country receiving regular doses of fresh snow.

Two trails have been groomed for the last five weeks, groomed wide for skate skiing with set tracks for classic cross-country skiing.  Wolf Creek Ski Area has been grooming 10k in Alberta Park and the Pagosa Nordic Club (PNC) has been grooming 6k at Fall Creek.

Alberta Park is located at the base of the Alberta Lift at Wolf Creek Ski Area and is accessed from the east end of the Tranquility parking lot. From the parking lot, you’ll ski down to the Alberta Park meadow.

Fall Creek is located on Wolf Creek Pass, 2 miles east of the overlook hairpin turn; look for the Forest Service 39 road sign.

PNC is hosting its first clinic to learn to cross-country ski on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. The clinic is free; however, PNC requests participants become club members or provide a donation to help cover expenses for grooming trails and conducted events. The clinic location will be dependent on snow conditions. All local ski shops offer discounted ski rentals for these clinics; just mention you are attending the clinic and would like the discount. For registration and clinic location, go to PagosaNordic.com.

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This story was posted on December 3, 2015.