Nordic skiing

Tad Elliott falls short of Olympic goal

It appears that Durangoan Tad Elliott’s Olympic dreams will have to wait. The Nordic skier, who has been battling sickness since October, has not been named to the U.S. Olympic cross country ski...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fat chances

The rolling trails of the Durango Nordic Center have long been frequented by cross-country skiers heading out for a tour or fast-moving skate skiers racing the clock or each other. But this year,...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boosting Olympic dreams

They can claim three Olympic trips, 11 USA championship teams and 18 national championships, but Tad Elliott, Lanny Barnes and Tracy Barnes might not make the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. It has...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Skiers qualify for junior nationals

Eight skiers from the Durango Nordic Ski Club are heading to the United States Ski Association Junior Nationals at a famed Olympic venue.The eight Durango cross country ski racers were named to the...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango Nordic collects medals in Steamboat

The Durango Nordic Ski Club recently tested the field at the annual CU Invite and Steamboat Springs Junior National Qualifier.The Durango junior cross country ski racers started with a freestyle...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango Nordic skiers battle cold temperatures

The Durango Nordic Ski Club raced under clear skies with cold temperatures at the season’s first Junior National Qualifier in Crested Butte last weekend.The USSA’s Rocky Mountain Division races...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Fast start for Durango Nordic skiers

The Durango Nordic Ski Club kicked off the USSA racing season with a series of races in Steamboat Springs last weekend.Originally, the races were scheduled for Summit County. But a lack of snow...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Nordic skiers skating away Durango racers advance to Junior Nationals

Durango Nordic Ski Club racers are headed to Junior Nationals.Make that nine Durango Nordic skiers will compete at Junior Nationals after they were named to the Junior National Team after the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango Nordic skiers visit Olympic site

The Durango Nordic Ski Club returned from a weekend of racing in the Western Super Qualifier, hosted at Soldier Hollow, Utah, which was home to the Nordic races in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. At...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Going up?

Scott Simmons enjoys going uphill.Going downhill is OK, too.But the uphill is the allure for Durango ski mountaineer Scott Simmons.Simmons recently earned a position on the U.S. Ski Mountaineering...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango Nordic skiers storm Snow Mountain

The Durango Nordic Ski Club raced at the Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby last weekend in the second series of Junior National Qualifiers.The races where hosted by the Boulder Nordic Junior Race...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durangoan fighting back

Kier Samuelson of Durango, a former ski racer with the Durango Nordic Ski Club, is continuing his recovery from major injuries suffered in an automobile accident in November.Samuelson, also a noted...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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