18K Freestyle Race now part of 

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:

1/11/20 - Pagosa Springs Duathlon - Pagosa Springs, CO - 10km Freestyle + 10 km Classic

1/18/20 - Chama Chile Ski Classic - Chama, NM - 18K Freestyle
2/8/20 - Butch Cassidy Ski Chase - Telluride, CO - 15km Freestyle
2/22/20 - Pine Needle Langlauf - Durango, CO - 30km Freestyle

Entry Fee:  Each Race's entry fee PLUS $5 per race


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, 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 southern 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, and fun for the kids, live music, awards ceremonies and prizes, and ski clinics.

Mark your calendars for the 48th Chama Chile Ski Classic and Winter Fiesta, which will be Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, January, 2022.

NEW! 12 K Snowshoe Race 
PLUS 6K & 12 K Snowshoe Races Now 

Qualifying Events for USSSA National Championships

Our 6K Snowshoe Race has grown over the last few years and it was time to add a 12K Snowshoe race to give our snowshoers an extra challenge.  The   6 K race has been moved to Saturday, and the 12 K Snowshoe race will be on  Sunday.  Combined ski/snowshoe racers will still have a 6K snowshoe as part of their race on Sunday.

And to really test your stamina, the 6K and 12K Snowshoe races will both be Qualifying events for the US Snowshoe Associations National Championships in Leadville, CO, February 28 and March 1, 2020.  At 10,152 feet elevation, Leadville is North Americas highest city.  At 9,800 feet of elevation, the Ski Classic race course will be a great training ground for snowshoers who want to qualify for the US National Snowshoe Championship races.  

The 6 K Snowshoe race will be a Junior qualifier for people who are under the age of 20 years by 12/31/20.  The 12K snowshoe race is a qualifier for Seniors (20 + years of age by 12/31/20) and Masters (40+ years of age) level racers.  

6K and 12K finishers at the Chama Chile Ski Classic will receive a $5 off coupon for the USSSA National Championship races.  For more information about the National Championship races go to:  www.snowshoeracing.com or to www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/snowshoe or call USSSA Sports Director 518-420-6961.


More information coming soon! Stay tuned!

January, 2022

The Weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

​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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