Abundant groomed ski trails available in Pagosa

By James Dickhoff

Special to The SUN

With the holiday snow storms, there are currently a number of groomed trails available in the Pagosa Springs area.

The Wolf Creek Ski Area has groomed the full 10k Alberta Park loop, accessed from the east end of the upper parking lot. The Alberta Park trail offers beginner and intermediate terrain and is groomed regularly. The trail is groomed wide for skate skiing with set tracks for classic cross-country skiing and is free for public use.

The Pagosa Nordic Club has recently groomed 10k at the West Fork Nordic trail, located 15 miles east of town on U.S. 160 at the west base of Wolf Creek Pass. This trail system offers plenty of flat terrain and also offers some challenging hill climbs. Pagosa Nordic has also groomed a 1k loop at Yamaguchi Park, a great area for short workouts along the San Juan River. The Nordic Club groomed trails are free to use, however, donations are encouraged to cover grooming expenses.

The Pagosa Ranger District has groomed 14k at Coyote Hill. The trails are in great shape and this area boosts excellent views of Pagosa Peak. All trails are groomed for skate skiing with set tracks on most trails. These trails are free for public use.

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