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Grand Nordic Corner

Diana Lynn Rau
Grand Nordic President

Devils Thumb

The 3rd Annual Backyard BBQ is the afternoon of March 27, featuring BBQ, beer, raffle prizes, fun and games. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. enjoy the last Full Moon Ski and Ice Skating of the season with $5 Trail Pass/ $5 Rental- Bonfire, marshmallows, and hot chocolate. Call Devils Thumb Activities Center 970-726-8231 for more details.

YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch

Grand Nordic and Boulder Nordic will host the last Potluck and Moonlight Ski of the season starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 26. We are also trying to organize some sprints and relays about 5 p.m. or so. If anyone wants to help put this together or help at the event please call Diana Lynn Rau at 970-887-3095.

YMCA offers free skiing for Grand County locals on Wednesdays. Call the XC Shop for sales on special equipment purchases. An informal training race series lets you time yourself every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Other XC News

The Big Shooter Bonk with 17K, 34K and 51K freestyle races and an 8K recreational race will be March 27 starting at 10 a.m. at Latigo Ranch near Kremmling. See for additional details or call Stephanie Scholl at 970-724-3735.

Pray for snow

Most of the Nordic areas will close by mid-April, so enjoy them now. Look for end-of-season parties and equipment sales. Information about these events and more can be found at

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