Chama Chile Ski Classic

Ski Classic Day 1




Event Details

For more details and information, check the WEBSITE.


Saturday, January 19th:

  • 8:00-9:30 am, Race Day Registration at the High Country Restaurant.


  • 9:00-12 noon, Guided Ski Tour of Sargents Wildlife Area, led by Cathy Baer from the Chama Valley Outdoor Club.  Limit: 15 Skiers,  Skill Level:  Beginner to Intermediate,  Participants  must have their own skiing equipment. Meet at the High Country Restaurant a little before 9:00 am.  Free of Charge.


  • 9:15-10:15 am Race Site Registration


  • 10:45 am – Racers in the Freestyle Races must be in staging area at the race site.


  • 11:00 am, 7.5K & 15K Freestyle Skiing Races

            11:00 am:  Begin 15K Freestyle Race
            11:20 am:  Begin 7.5 K Freestyle Race
Skiers must be in the staging area by 10:45 am.

  • 12:30 pm-2:00 pm, Broom Hockey

Free of Charge, Event for Kids ages 8 and up, Bring a wooden handled broom if you can.  Some brooms will be available on site.
Location:  Baptist Church parking lot, across from the Post Office
Contact Pastor Cory Dryden for more information, 756-8463

  • Avalanche Rescue Clinic

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm:  Cost $20.00, Limit 20 skiers,  Meet at High Country Restaurant.
Summary:  This field clinic is an introduction to Avalanche Rescue. Transceiver, probe, and shovel skills and techniques, group management, and victim care will be covered.  
Equipment:  Please bring snowshoes or skis for traveling on the snow. Dress appropriately for being outside for 3 hours, including a snack and some water.  If you need to borrow a transceiver/probe/shovel, please let us know ahead of time and arrive at (the restaurant) 20 minutes before the clinic begins.
Instructor:  Sandy Kobrock, certified avalanche instructor with Wolf Creek Avalanche School.

  • 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Classic XC Skiing Techniques Clinic, Beginners to Advanced

Cost $15, Limit 20 Skiers, Meet at the race site, just below Windy Point, we miles North of old town Chama on Hwy. 17 at mile marker 2.
Refine your classic technique for the race or tour. This on-snow clinic is open to skiers of all abilities and will be held on groomed classic tracks. Participants must have their own ski equipment. Clinic will teach you how to maximize your kick and glide for greater skiing efficiency and longer endurance. Join us to learn how to improve your ability to glide over the snow and have more fun on your skinny skis.
Instructors:  Rex Shurtliff and Doug Call from the Pagosa Springs Nordic Club will work with beginners.  Beginner skiers must rent their own equipment before coming to the Clinic.    More advanced skiers will work with Ken and Jessica Kisiel.  Ken and Jessica are Professional Ski Instructor Association (PSIA) level 3 certified cross-country ski instructors with nine years experience teaching cross-country skiing technique in classic and skate styles for beginner to advanced skiers.   They are avid recreational and competitive skiers.
For more information:  Jessica Kisiel,,  (505) 412-3132

  • 2:30-4:30 pm  Frisbee Golf for Youth (ages 7-14), Baseball Fields(Gonzales Park)


  • 3:00 pm – Freestyle Race Results posted at High Country Restaurant


  • 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm, Restorative Yoga for Racers

Instructor:  Steve Ilg, Cost: $10
Location:  Baptist Church across from Post Office
Participants must bring their own yoga mat.

  • 5:00-8:00 pm  Registration at the High Country Restaurant.


  • 5:00 pm, Awards Ceremony for Freestyle Races at the High Country Restaurant in the bar.  Live Music before and after the Ceremony.  Music until 9:00 pm.
  • 5:00-9:00 pm   Beer Tasting at the High Country Restaurant


  • 5:00-10:00 pm  All-you-can-eat Pasta Dinner for skiers at the High Country Restaurant.


  • 7:00 pm  Ski Wax Clinic

Free of Charge
Location:   Foster’s Restaurant
Summary:  Clay Mosley, winner of the 10K Chile Ski Classic in 2011, will teach you how to wax your racing skiis for optimum performance.   Equipment:  Bring waxable skies.