.........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, and ski clinics.
Mark your calendars for the 45th Chama Chile Ski Classic and Winter Fiesta, which has been rescheduled from the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend to FEBRUARY 24-25, 2018, DUE TO LOW SNOW CONDITIONS IN JANUARY. 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.
NEW! 18K Freestyle Race now part of the Southwest Nordic Races Series
Prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women overall, scoring best three out of four races.
Race Series includes:
1/7/18 - Pagosa Springs Duathlon - Pagosa Springs, CO - 7km freestyle + 7 km classic
2/10/18 - Butch Cassidy Ski Chase - Telluride, CO - 15km freestyle
2/17/18 - Pine Needle Langlauf - Durango, CO - 30km freestyle
2/24/18 - Chama Chile Ski Classic - Chama, NM - 18K Freestyle
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO: DURANGONORDIC.ORG
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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.