Devil’s Thumb Ranch 2008/09 Winter Events Calendar | SkyHiNews.com

Devil’s Thumb Ranch 2008/09 Winter Events Calendar

November 18 Trails Open (Depending on snow conditions)December 6 Devils Thumb Ski Fest Free Lessons, Free Demo Swix Clinic and barbecue; call for details December 13 Colorado Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Day & Devils Thumb Ranch Ski Festival 10-11:30 a.m.: Free Skate and Classic Lessons from DU Ski Team coaches and DTR Instructors for all levels 10 a.m.: Ski Joring Clinic (ski with your dog) 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free Kids Lesson from DTR staff 11:30 a.m.: Barbecue at Hecks 12:30-1:30 p.m.: SWIX Waxing Clinic 2-3:30 p.m.: Free Skate and Classic Lessons from DU Ski Team coaches and DTR Instructors for all levels 6 p.m.: Moonlight Dinner Ski to romantic dinner at the yurt (reservation required); call for details 6:30-9:30 p.m. Full Moon Ski; Cost: $5 Trail Pass/ $5 Rental; Bonfire, marshmallows, and hot chocolate December 14 Ski and Soak Day Lessons, yoga, pool, wine and more Start time: 9:30 am COST: $100 per person DETAILS: Join us for the second annual Ski and Soak Day. Learn how to skate ski (a graceful form of cross-country skiing) from expert coaches and the Women’s Quest crew, then enjoy lunch and more skiing or relax with yoga or a soak in the resort’s luxurious heated outdoor pool and hot tub. If you’ve always wanted to learn to skate ski, this is your chance for a comprehensive introduction to the sport in a supportive and relaxing environment. You’ll be fitted for equipment by knowledgeable reps, then given group instruction on basic skills and techniques. Customize your day by choosing how to spend your afternoon: more skiing and a personal video analysis, or a wine and cheese session where you can learn about waxing techniques and equipment. Finish it off with a dip in the resort’s geothermic pool and hot tub and a group yoga class to unwind. Save yourself the drive home and stay overnight for lodging reservations, call (800) 933-4339 January 4, 2009 Ski Joring Clinic 10 a.m.January 10 Moonlight Dinner Ski to romantic dinner at the yurt (reservation required) Full Moon Ski and Ice Skating 6:30-9:30p.m., $5 Trail Pass/$5 Rental Bonfire, marshmallows, and hot chocolateJanuary 31 Ski Joring Clinic 10 a.m.February 6-8 Governors Cup Ski Festival Governors Cup Race and NCAA Invite, Tour, Music and barbecue Call for race and event timesThree days of womens, mens and middle school cross-country races including a recreational ski tour and barbecue on Sun., Feb. 8. Watch national and local skiers race and compete against each other at this annual ski race. All race abilities welcome.Feb. 6 Moonlight Dinner Ski to romantic dinner at the yurt (reservation required); call for details Full Moon Ski and Ice Skating 6:30-9:30 p.m.; $5 Trail Pass/$5 Rental Bonfire, marshmallows, and hot chocolateFebruary 15 Ski and Soak Day Lessons, yoga, pool, wine and more Start time: 9:30 a.m. COST: $100 per person DETAILS: Join us for the second annual Ski and Soak Day at beautiful Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Learn how to skate ski (a graceful form of cross-country skiing) from expert coaches and the Women’s Quest crew, then enjoy lunch and more skiing or relax with yoga or a soak in the resort’s luxurious heated outdoor pool and hot tub. You’ll be fitted for equipment by knowledgeable reps, then given group instruction on basic skills and techniques. Customize your day by choosing how to spend your afternoon: more skiing and a personal video analysis, or a wine and cheese session where you can learn about waxing techniques and equipment. Finish it off with a dip in the resort’s geothermic pool and hot tub and a group yoga class to unwind. Save yourself the drive home and stay overnight for lodging reservations, call (800) 933-4339March 1 Ski Joring Clinic 10 a.m. Call for detailsMarch 6 Moonlight Dinner Ski to romantic dinner at the yurt (reservation required) Full Moon Ski 7:30-9:30 p.m., $5 Trail Pass/$5 Rental Bonfire, marshmallows, and hot chocolateMarch 14 Grand Huts Progressive Dinner Grand Huts Association (GHA) is a Colorado nonprofit organized with the long term vision http://www.grandhuts.org/vision.htm of linking the Grand County backcountry with a system of eco-friendly huts that can be used year-round for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking and other non-motorized outdoor pursuits by diverse populations. GHA will promote outdoor education by providing a venue for teaching safety, wise use and enjoyment of wilderness and national forest lands.March 28 3rd Annual Backyard BBQ: barbecue, beer, raffle prizes, fun and gamesApril 12 Trails close (Depending on snow conditions)

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