2019 Chama Chile Ski Classic Schedule

Updated 10/30/2018 (SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Saturday & Sunday, JANUARY 13TH & 14TH - 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.


​Thursday, JANUARY 17TH  - Online Race Registration ends at 12 midnight on NMSportsonline.com


Friday, JANUARY 18TH - begin Chama Chile Ski Classic and Winter Fiesta Weekend

  • 5-8 pm            Racer Bib, T-shirt & Goodie Bag Pickup (No Registration) & Silent Auction - Location:  High Country Restaurant/Saloon        


Saturday, JANUARY 19TH - The Races Begin!  Freestyle XC and Snow Bike Races.  SW NORDIC SERIES QUALIFYING RACE:  18K FREESTYLE


  • 9:00-11:45 am           Race Day Registration and Bib Pickup at Race Site Only 
  • 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: TBD   Bring snacks and water, Meet in front of the High Country Restaurant 
  • 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 will be set 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:  Mary Ann DeBoer, owner, meet at Race Site parking lot, For more info:  575-756-2294
  • 1:30-3:00 pm             Beginner Cross-Country Ski Clinic (Free of Charge), Instructor TBD,  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 or Sports Systems at 6915 Montgomery                                        in Albuquerque. Call ahead to reserve equipment.  Limit of 10 skiers. 
  • 1:30-3:00 pm             Freestyle (Skate) Skiing Clinic ($15), Instructor:  TBD.  Participants must supply their own skis poles & boots.  Meet at                                            Race Site in the Staging (Start) area.  
  • 1:30- 3:00 pm            Advanced Classic Cross-country Skiing Techniques Clinic ($15),  Participants must supply their own skis, poles, & boots, meet at Race Site in the Finish Area, Instructor:  TBD                                             
  • 3:30-5:00 pm             Yoga for Racers ($10), Instructor Steve Ilg from Durango, CO with High Performance Yoga, Bring your own yoga mat.                                              Location:  United Country Real Estate on the Chama River, For more info:  818-590-2922
  • 5:00 pm                    Awards Ceremony for Freestyle Racers at The High Country Saloon with live music before  (4-5 pm) and after (6-8 pm)  
  •                                                                                 Ceremony.  
  • 5-8 pm                     Race Registration, Racer Bib, T-shirt & Goodie Bag Pickup & Silent Auction at The High Country Restaurant/Saloon.
  • 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 :  TBD, Location:  Foster's


Sunday, JANUARY 20TH - Classic XC Ski, Snowshoe, Combined Races & Rookie Races

Costume Contest ongoing throughout all races on Sunday.
Theme:   "Come One, Come All to the Circus in the Mountains"
Prizes for Best Adult Costume, Best Youth Costume and Best Group Costumes

  • 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 
  • 9:00-10:30 am          Race Site Registration and Bib Pick Up   Cut-off for 12K racers: 9:15 am, for 6K Racers: 10:30 am 
  • 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, Pagosa Springs, CO, will have demo bikes in Parking Area at  Race Site
  • 3:00-4:00                  Music entertainment provided by El Norteno, Amarante Casias
  • 4:00 pm                    Chama Chile Ski Classic Awards Ceremony in back room at Foster's Restaurant and Saloon, downtown Chama.


Monday, JANUARY 21ST - RACE SITE OPEN TO ALL SKIERS, SNOWSHOERS AND SNOW BIKERS, FREE OF CHARGE​​


Saturday & Sunday, JANUARY  - 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.

Date TBD - Thank You Volunteers, Sponsors and Donors!

Time TBD                         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.  IT'S TIME TO RELAX BECAUSE DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED!!   :> :> Non-alcoholic beverages will also be 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.



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.

 

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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.