Southwest Nordic Race Series

Four events in the San Juan Mountain region to crown the King and Queen of Nordic Skiing in the Southwest!

Scoring System


**Due to poor snow conditions this season, two of the races in the Southwest Nordic Race Series - the Pine Needle Langlauf in Durango, CO and the Chama Chile Classic in Chama, NM - have been cancelled.  Therefore, Chama and Durango are joining forces with Pagosa Nordic to to host an alternative event: The Chamalauf at Wolf Creek! Come join us on Saturday, February 24 for this collaborative winter celebration. See below for more details.**

Two of the three featured races are scored for each racer.  Score is based on finishing position (1st place = 1 point, 2nd place = 2 points, etc.).  Top three finishes are averaged.  Lowest average score wins!


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Race #1 - Pagosa Springs Fall Creek Double SKiathlon

Date: January 7, 2018

Location: Fall Creek, Pagosa Springs, CO

Fall Creek is located 2 miles east of the scenic overlook hairpin curve on Wolf Creek Pass. Look for Forest Service Road sign #39, approximately 25 minutes east of Pagosa Springs on Hwy 160.

Distance: 5.5K Classic + 5.5K Freestyle

Competitive Skiatlon racers will mass start the classic ski and finish at the top. Participants will then ski down as spectators, yielding and/or stopping for racers, and of course cheering on racers! Once at the bottom, racers change into their skate gear, and head back to starting line, then skate to the top to finish. Best combined time wins. 1,200 feet total elevation gain (600 per each ski leg).

Entry Fee: $25 Solo + $5 for race series


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Race #2- Butch cassidy ski chase

Date: February 10, 2018

Location: Telluride, CO

The location has been changed to the top of Lizard Head Pass at the Trout Lake Railroad Grade venue.  Start zone will be obvious at the top of the pass.  The snow on this trail has been perfect for most of this winter since it is mostly in the shade on the north side.  

Distance: 15K Freestyle

Entry Fee: $20 + $5 for race series


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Race #3 - The Chamalauf at Wolf Creek

Date: February 24, 2018

Location: Wolf Creek Ski Area

There is a groomed 3K loop in the meadow by the Alberta ski lift.  Park at the very end of the lower lot and ski down to the start / finish area and registration table.  Please do your best to carpool where you can.  

Distance: 12 K Freestyle

Entry Fee: $15 + $5 for race series