Nordic ski swap is Oct. 29 |

Nordic ski swap is Oct. 29

Diana Lynn Rau, Grand Nordic President
Grand Nordic Corner
Grand County, CO Colorado

The snow is flying in the valley and blanketing the high country. Local Nordic and Alpine areas are set to open mid-November and friends and visitors will start coming to the Valley. You should have started your winter workout getting your body ready for the slopes and trails. Now it’s time to get your equipment and clothes ready.

Nordic Ski Swap

Grand Nordic is sponsoring The Annual Nordic Ski Swap Oct 29. at the YMCA-Snow Mtn Ranch Nordic Center. Have used equipment to sell? Bring it at 5pm. Looking for used equipment or last year’s hot sellers? Another pair of poles or more wax? Newer skis and bindings? Besides the individual bargains, both YMCA-Snow Mtn Ranch and Devils Thumb will have last year’s gear priced to sell and some new things – all ready for you to take home. Start shopping at 6 p.m until 8:30 p.m. or just bring a dessert and have some coffee and talk to other cross country skiers. Experienced skiers will be on hand for gear and clothing advise, trail talk and ski technique advice. Free admission and open to the Public. All ages are welcome

Grand Nordic Membership

Sign up for an annual membership in Grand Nordic – students with school ID $5 or youth under 18 $10, adult individuals $25 or family $35. Grand Nordic is again having 3 free lessons for everyone with a lesson day scheduled at each of the major Nordic areas. Grand Nordic members also get free trail pass and rentals that day so it is perfect to try skating or just hone in your skills with classes available from kids to never-ever, intermediate and advanced for both skate and classic. Free lessons are Dec. 10 at the Devils Thumb Tommelfest, Dec 18. at Grand Lake, and Jan 29. at the YMCA-Snow Mtn Ranch. Local ski shops and Nordic Centers give discounts ranging from 15 to 20 percent to club members on merchandise and both day and season passes. Moonlight and ski party dates will be announced later on the website. Benefits are shared with Grand Nordic and Boulder Nordic members as well and are outlined on the website.

Visit Grand Nordic’s website for events, races, kids skiing programs, school races, and volunteer opportunities. Free kids lessons are January and February at each Nordic area. Elementary kids classes are offered through the Fraser Valley Rec District at Fraser Elementary.

Grand Nordic supports Middle Park High School and East Grand Middle School XC teams wherever possible. Come get your Grand Nordic cowbell to make noise at the races and find out how to volunteer your time to support our kids and help races run smoothly.

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