Second Annual Colorado Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Season Kick-Off Scheduled for Dec. 19-20

Dust off your snowshoes and cross country skis, it’s time to get outside for the second annual Colorado Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Season Kick-Off.  Scheduled for Dec. 19-20, the event takes place at participating Nordic centers and guest ranch resorts.  A list of participating Nordic centers and guest ranches is updated regularly and can be found at

The Colorado Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Weekend offers individuals and families the opportunity to discover and experience Colorado’s winter wilderness playground with sports that are both friendly to the environment and the pocketbook.  All ages are welcome and rental equipment is available at all participating locations.

As part of the event, $10 Nordic Buck Gift Certificates can be redeemed at participating Colorado-based Nordic centers and guest ranches and applied toward trail passes, equipment rentals, lessons and/or lodging at guest ranches. Available services for Nordic Bucks redemption vary from center to center and people are advised to call ahead to verify options.

Click here for your $10 Nordic Buck Gift Certificate.  Nordic Bucks are also available at

Redeemable services vary by Nordic center and guest ranch and are only good over the Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Weekend, Dec. 19-20, 2009.  Only one gift certificate, per person, per day, may be redeemed.  Certificates must be presented at time of purchase to receive the offer.

For more information on Nordic events, trail conditions, and centers across the state, visit  For more information on other winter recreation and vacation experiences, visit the state’s Web site at


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