Nordic skiing

Norway’s Northug again king of Nordic worlds

FALUN, Sweden – Petter Northug showed again that he’s almost unbeatable in a sprint finish, leading Norway to the men’s cross-country relay gold Friday for the fifth consecutive time at the world...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Americans Diggins, Gregg earn cross-country medals at worlds

FALUN, Sweden No American woman ever had won a major championship medal in a long distance cross-country skiing race before Tuesday. Minnesota natives Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg made it two...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hillcrest to reopen for Nordic

Golf season, take a seat again. Winter is back up and about. Hillcrest Golf Club has regroomed the course for cross country skiing and reopened around noon Tuesday. About 1½ feet of new snow that...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Staying the course: It’s a snow-brainer

Maybe they knew it was coming. Or, maybe, it was that there had already been three weeks of good golf weather prior to the course’s opening – golfers were more than ready for the season to start at...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Sonntag, Finkel win signature ski races

Ben Sonntag and Diana Finkel won the signature races Saturday during the annual Langlauf cross-country ski race at the Durango Nordic Center. The “long race,” is it’s translated literally from...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

A day at the races

And they’re off! About 200 of the state’s younger Nordic ski racers waxed up at the Durango Nordic Center this weekend to race for a spot on the Rocky Mountain Nordic Ski Team and compete for a...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A winter’s dance

If it weren’t for the 150 cars lining County Road 501 at the southern end of Vallecito Reservoir, there would be no hint that something was happening at the water’s edge. But a short walk through...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito Nordic to host Demo Days on Sunday

Demo Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Vallecito Nordic trails. Participants will be able to try new gear, including skis, poles, boots and snowshoes. Representatives from various...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vail treats local Nordic skiers well

The Durango Nordic Ski Club traveled to Vail last weekend for its first race of the season. Durango Nordic took advantage of the races to gain time on snow after having limited opportunities to...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Several locals receive top ski honors

If there’s a will, there’s a way. Three former Durango-area residents will be inducted into the Durango Winter Sports Foundation’s Hall of Fame. Saturday’s event is called Alpineglow, an annual...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fundraiser for Nordic Ski Club will be Thursday

A fundraiser supporting the Vallecito Nordic Ski Club will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at The Lost Dog Bar & Lounge. The club is a volunteer group dedicated to free Nordic skiing and keeping...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowshoe racers test mettle

National Cyclocross champion Walt Axthelm took a little time off this winter. After nailing down his title in the 80- to 84-year-old age group in Boulder this year, he thought he could use a break....

DATE: Feb. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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