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The Chama Chile Ski Classic is made possible through a special use permit with the Rio Grande National Forest.

Partial funding provided by Village of Chama and Rio Arriba County Lodgers' Taxes.


THE Chama Chile Ski Classic!

.........FAST, FAMILY, FUN!

Northern New Mexico's premiere winter event, the Chama Chile Ski Classic and Winter Fiesta features freestyle and classic cross-country ski races, a snowshoe race, a fat tire snowbike race and a rookie race, for all ages and abilities. 

The racecourse includes part of the historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR tracks and is located in the south San Juan Mountains, north of Chama, NM and southwest of Antonito, CO.  The course includes rolling hills, aspen groves, open meadows and spruce/fir forests. 

It's not all about the races, though!  The weekend includes tours, a costume contest, ice sculptures and fun for the kids, live music, awards ceremonies and prizes, ski clinics, and a backcountry film festival.

Mark your calendars for the 44th Chama Chile Ski Classic and Winter Fiesta, January 14-16, 2017 over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in Chama, NM.  See you there!

The Rotary Club of Chama Valley is the main sponsor and organizer of the Chama Chile Ski Classic and Winter Fiesta.  The Rotary Club is a non-profit 501 c(4) organization.  Proceeds from the event are used to support the Chama Chile Ski Classic, and community and youth programs in the Rio Chama Valley region. 

The Ski Classic is also supported by many businesses and individuals who provide financial support through their sponsorship and donations.  We are also supported by many wonderful volunteers in the community.

The Ski Classic is also supported by the Southwest Nordic Club from Los Alamos, NM, the Chama Valley Outdoor Club, the San Juan Nordic Club, Alamosa, CO and Pagosa Nordic Club, Pagosa Springs, CO.  These clubs help with trail grooming and marketing, and also provide clinic instructors and tour leaders.