Update on Motorcoach Development

Update on Motorcoach Development

Thank you to everyone that sent emails to San Juan County regarding the proposed Motorcoach Development. Roughly 150 emails were received by the San Juan County planner; all supported the Nordic Center's position stated in our letter to the planner.  

Our goal is to secure, in perpetuity, the essential function of the North Loop and other existing trails which critically extend and connect the trail network that straddles San Juan and La Plata Counties and to secure in perpetuity a network of trails in the Boyce Lake Village development.  This goal is consistent with, and in fulfillment of, the Trail and Recreational Uses Master Plan for Durango Mountain Resort dated February 28, 2003. 

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Public Input Regarding Development on the North Loop

Public Input Regarding Development on the North Loop

We need your help to support the future of our trails at the Nordic Center. This request should take no more than 5 minutes of your time. Please take a moment to help us out.

The Nordic Center is under significant development pressure. Our first challenge is to provide critical input to San Juan County to prevent loss of the North Loop to a proposed 190 unit high density Motorcoach development. This is the highest density development proposed on our trails and the current developer has not been open to keeping the North Loop as part of the development. We ask that you send your concern via email to the County Planner; the email address and instructions are provided below.  

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TRAIL CONDITIONS UPDATE

TRAIL CONDITIONS UPDATE

As of March 19th 2017 we have good coverage on our trails, but the snow is beginning to get dirty with dust and tree debris.  But brown snow is better than no snow!!  With the current warm temperatures the skiing is definitely better in the morning than the afternoon when it gets slushy in the sun and variable from sun to shade.  There is a storm in the forecast for Thursday, March 23rd but also some high temps.  If we get much rain we may have to close but if we get snow it will help get us through the weekend.  So we are certainly open through Wednesday but check back on Thursday to see what mother nature has delivered!

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New, Improved Langlauf

New, Improved Langlauf

Langlauf is German for big party on the deck. Well not strictly speaking but this year's Langlauf promises to be like none other with live music, tasty food and local beer from Carvers and Ska. And yes, of course there is a race to contend with. The Nordic Center’s toughest endeavour, the 15k and 30k Langlauf freestyle event offers big climbs, scenic views, thrilling descents, excellent snow conditions, and a great after party with friends new and old!

Join us on February 11th. Register online by February 9th and save!  REGISTER HERE. Online registration open through February 9th.

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Durango Junior Nationals Qualifier

Durango Junior Nationals Qualifier

The Durango Nordic Ski Club and our title event sponsor, Fort Lewis College, is proud to host the Rocky Mountain Nordic Junior National Qualifying (JNQ) Races on February 18 and 19, 2017 at the Purgatory Nordic Center.  Athletes ages 6 to 19 from across the State of Colorado will come to Durango to compete in this 2 day event. Durango hosts one of four Rocky Mountain Nordic JNQs for the 2016-2017 race season. For details on start times, results, and overall event schedule, visit Durango JNQ

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Introducing the McDonald's Twilight Nights Races

Introducing the McDonald's Twilight Nights Races

WARNING: McDonald's Twilight Nights is not your typical Wednesday night out. Set at the base of Purgatory, this short track race series is for nordic skiers, fat bikers and snowshoers to battle it out in the dark, up and down punishing terrain and around quick turns while being cheered on by the visiting gapers sitting outside at Purgy’s. If you like normal, stay home and watch Netflix. January 11, 18, 25. February 1 (Snowdown Triathlon)

 

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Sign Up for Adult Nordic Program Open

Sign Up for Adult Nordic Program Open

We are excited to announce that our Adult Nordic Program is going to be on Tuesday nights with Laurie Sheppard plus maybe a surprise "clinic" coach on 1 or 2 Tuesday nights.  The program will run from January 3 through February 28 and the cost is $150. Technique is classic. All abilities are encouraged to join. Technique will focus on skate skiing. Space is limited. Email mmcompton1@gmail.com for registration information.

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