Regular Registration until January 8th

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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.

 

2017 Chama Chile Ski Classic Schedule

Updated 1/10/2017.  Schedule is subject to change, please check back. 

Saturday & Sunday, January 7th & 8th - Race Course groomed

Race Course will be groomed and open for non-competitive and non-motorized use.  Please note that this is dependent on the weather and our volunteers!   For instance, if there is a big snow dump on Friday, we may not have the opportunity to groom the course in time for Saturday.  We will post our progress on our social media sites – Facebook group and community pages, Twitter and Instagram.


Friday, January 13th - begin Chama Chile Ski Classic and Winter Fiesta Weekend

  • 4-6 pm            The Brew House Happy Hour w/free appetizers, downtown Chama
  • 5-8 pm            Race Registration & Bib Pickup at the High Country Restaurant, Back Room of the High Country Restaurant & Saloon
  • 5-9 pm            Beer and Wine Tasting at High Country Restaurant
  • 6-9 pm            Two out of Three, Classic Rock and Blues with Dylan Loman and Al Marino, at High Country Restaurant & Saloon
  • evening           Warren Miller Films shown throughout weekend at The Brew House in downtown Chama


Saturday, January 14th - The Races Begin!  Freestyle XC and Snow Bike Races

  • 9:00-11:45 am             Race Day Registration and Bib Pickup at Race Site Only (no registration at High Country Restaurant)
  • 8:30-10:00 am            Yoga with local instructor Leah Hoffman, $10.00 paid on-site, Mats and blocks available in the class.  At Senior/Community 
  •                                    Center located next to Eddie's Chevron station near the Y intersection of Hwys. 64/84 and Hwy. 17 (Address 2449 Hwy. 84)
  • 9:00-12 Noon             Guided Snowshoe Tour at Sargent’s Wildlife Area(Easy – Moderate Difficulty), free of charge,  Leader: Cathy Baer from the
  •                                    Chama Valley Outdoor Club, bring snacks and water, Meet in front of the High Country Restaurant, For more                                           info:  505-927-8263.
  • 9:00-1:00 pm            Tory's Food Truck in Parking Area at Race Site - hot drinks, snacks including yak jerky, fruit, sports drinks, and more                                                  available
  • 10:15 am                   Racers in Freestyle Races must be in Staging Area at Race Site
  • 10:30 am                   18K Freestyle Race begins.  6K Freestyle race begins shortly after.
  • 11:45 am                    Snow Bike Racers must be in Staging Area at Race Site.
  • 12 Noon                     6K and 18K Fat Tire Snow Bike Races Begin.
  • 1:00-3:00 pm             Snow Bike Demos, Pagosa Mountain Sports, from Pagosa Springs, CO and Gearing Up Bikes, from Taos, NM, will be set                                      up with demo bikes in the Parking Area at the Race Site
  • 12 noon-4 pm            Spruce Hole Area & Yurt tour (Easy – Moderate Difficulty), Free of charge, bring skis, poles & boots plus a lunch & water,                                       Leader:  Nanc Shibley with Chama Valley Outdoor Club, meet at Race Site parking lot, For more info:  928-699-8778
  • 1:30-3:00 pm             Beginner Cross-Country Ski Clinic (Free of Charge), Instructor Jon DeLios with Sophrosyne.  Participants must supply own                                     skis, poles, & boots;  meet at Race Site near finish line.  Skis, poles, boot rentals available from Pagosa Mountain                                        Sports at 970-507-7886 or at their website at pagosamountainsports.com.    Call ahead to reserve equipment.  Limit                                    of 10 skiers.  For more info contact Jon Dellios at 505-269-8205 or at jon@SophrosyneNM.com. 
  • 1:30-3:00 pm             Freestyle (Skate) Skiing Clinic ($15), Instructor:  Greg Weix from Albuquerque.  Participants must supply their own  skis                                   poles & boots.  Meet at Race Site in the Staging (Start) area.  For more info:   contact Jon Dellios at 505-269-8205 or  at                                     jon@SophrosyneNM.com. 
  • 1:30- 3:00 pm            Advanced Classic Cross-country Skiing Techniques Clinic ($15), Instructor:  Sanna Sevanto,  (12 K Classic Skier,                                       Female winner 2012 & 2013)  Participants must supply their own skis, poles, & boots, meet at Race Site in the Finish Area                                             For more info contact Jon Dellios at 505-269-8205 or at jon@SophrosyneNM.com. 
  • 3:30-5:00 pm             Yoga for Racers ($10), Instructor Steve Ilg from Durango, CO with High Performance Yoga, Bring your own yoga mat.                                        Meet at the Senior/Community Center located next to Eddie's Chevron station near the Y intersection of Hwys. 64/84                                           and Hwy. 17 in Chama (address:  249 Highway 84), For more info:  818-590-2922
  • 5:00 pm                    Awards Ceremony for Freestyle Racers in High Country Saloon with Mark Dudrow and Justin Dean in the High Desert                                                   Acoustic Duo before  (4-5 pm) and after (6-8 pm) the Ceremony.
  • 5-8 pm                     Race Registration & Bib Pickup at the High Country Restaurant in the back room.
  • 5-9 pm                     Beer and Wine Tasting at High Country Restaurant
  • 7:00 pm                   Ski Waxing Clinic (Free of Charge), Participants need to bring their own skis and be prepared to wax the skis                                              themselves.  Instructor : Peter May from Crestone Nordic Club and Endurance Alchemy Lab, Location:                                                            Foster's Hotel/Restaurant Saloon, 393 4th & Terrace, in downtown Chama, in the backroom (separate entrance), full bar                                          and restaurant available
  • 7:00 pm                   BackCountry Film Festival, sponsored by the Chama Valley Outdoor Club and the Winter Wildlands Alliance at The                                         Brew House, downtown Chama
  • ongoing                   Warren Miller Skiing and Snowboarding films shown throughout the weekend at The Brew House in downtown Chama.


Sunday, January 15th - Classic XC Ski, Snowshoe, Combined Races & Rookie Races

Costume Contest ongoing throughout all races on Sunday.
Theme:   SUMMER FUN IN THE WINTER SUN!
Prizes for Best Adult Costume, Best Youth Costume and Best Group Costumes

  • 8:00-12 noon            Breakfast Buffet at High Country Restaurant
  • Morning, TBD           XC Ski, snowshoe and snow bike rentals provided by Pagosa Mountain Sports at race site.  Call ahead to reserve                                       equipment - (970) 507-7886 
  • 8:30-10:30 am          Race Site Registration and Bib Pick Up (No Registration at High Country)                                                                                    Cut-off for12K racers: 9:15 am, for 6K Racers: 10:30 am 
  • 8:30-1:30 pm            Tory's Food Truck in Parking Area at Race Site - hot drinks, snacks, muffins, yak jerky, coconut water, sports drinks                                        and more available
  • 9:45 am                    12K Racers must be in Staging Area at Race Site 
  • 10:00 am                  12K Race Begins 
  • 11:00 am                   6K Classic Ski Racers & 6K Snowshoers must be in Staging Area 
  • 11:15 am                   6K Classic Style race mass start begins, followed shortly by the 6K Snowshoe Race mass start. 
  • 12-12:30 pm             Rookie Races, Race Day registration and Bib Pick up in Staging Area 
  • 12:45 pm                  Racers for Rookie Races must be in Staging Area 
  • 1:00 pm                    1K-3K Rookie Races begins, Snowshoers and Skiers race together with Skiers on right and Snowshoers on left.                                               Adult and Youth race together
  • 1:00-3:00 pm            Snow Bike Demos, Pagosa Mountain Sports, from Pagosa Springs, CO and Gearing Up Bikes, from Taos, NM, will be set                                      up with demo bikes in the Parking Area at the Race Site
  • 2:00-4:00 pm            High Desert Acoustic Duo with Mark Dudrow and Justin Dean at the High Country Restaurant. 
  • 4:00 pm                    Chama Chile Ski Classic Awards Ceremony in back room at High Country Restaurant 
  • 5:00-6:00 pm            Live Music at the High Country Restaurant & Saloon.
  • 7:00 pm                    BackCountry Film Festival, sponsored by the Chama Valley Outdoor Club and the Winter Wildlands Alliance  at The                                         Brew House, downtown Chama. 
  • ongoing                    Warren Miller Skiing and Snowboarding films shown throughout the weekend at The Brew House in downtown Chama.


Monday, January 16th - And A Day to Relax!       
Race course open for non-competitive Skiing, Snowshoeing and Snow Biking

  • 12 noon                   Volunteers get together, "Race at Your Own Pace" celebration!   Meet at race site to ski or snowshoe the course                                                 after a long weekend!


Saturday & Sunday, January 21st & 22nd - Come Back and Have some Fun on a Groomed Course!

Race Course will be groomed and open for non-competitive and non-motorized use.  Please note that this is dependent on the weather and our volunteers.  For instance, if there is a big snow dump on Friday, we may not have the opportunity to groom the course in time for Saturday.  We will post our progress on our social media sites – Facebook group and community pages, Twitter and Instagram.

Sunday, January 22nd - Thank You Volunteers, Sponsors and Donors!

Time 3:00 pm            CCSC Volunteers & Supporters Appreciation Party: 
All volunteers, sponsors, donors and racers (past and current) are invited to the Ski Classic's annual “Thank You” party.  Potluck with non-alcoholic beverages provided.  At Amilia Elliott’s, Patience Grasshopper Therapeutics at 2523 Colin Road in Chama, NM  87520.  From Chama, turn
west (right) off Hwy. 64/84 onto Colin Road, located just after Lowe’s and over the bridge on the south side of town.