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How are you keeping fit and healthy this winter? We are skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and getting ourselves ready for the upcoming 23rd Annual Variety Show by the Creede Arts Council!

 Below is a little temptation for your upcoming visit to Creede and Mineral County!

(AVALANCHE SAFETY
Be avalanche aware!  Latest avalanche conditions and forecasts may be found at the CO Avalanche Info Center here > Avalanche Forecasts <.  You may find snow forecasts here > CO Regional Snow Forecasts < and NRCS' SNOTEL Stations' snow-pack information may be found here > CO Snowpack Reports <.)

 

TRAIL REPORTS

The latest trail reports for Nordic trails permitted to the Upper Rio Grande Nordic Club (URGNC) in Creede follow.  For a trail list and trail maps, click here > URGNC Trails <.

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DEEP CREEK
   Last Groomed: 2/28/15   Latest Trail Report: 3/4/15       From:  Paul WhitmoreSnow is good, but the trail has drifted some, though it can be followed.
B. IVY/LIME CREEK

   Last Groomed: 1/24/14   Latest Trail Report:  1/24/14       From:   Paul Whitmore      Jeff groomed at Ivy/Lime this weekend and there was plenty of snow out that way.

 C. SIXMILE FLATS   Last Groomed: 2/28/15   Latest Trail Report:  3/4/15       From:   Paul WhitmoreSnow is good, but the trail has drifted some, though it can be followed.D. SPRING CREEK   Last Groomed: This trail is not actively groomed by the club, though the forest roads are good for X-Country skiing and snowshoeing.   Latest Trail Report:  1/?/15       From::  Ed Knight       4-6" of powder.  Watch for buried rocks & logs.

SUBMITTING TRAIL REPORTS

After you use one of the trails above, we would appreciate your submitting a trail report. Was snow depth an issue? Is the trail icy or rough? Simply submit your report by responding to this Email, identifying the trail and providing information on trail conditions.

JOIN OR DONATE TO THE URGNC

If you enjoy our trails help us cover the cost of grooming by joining or donating to the club. The membership/donation form may be found here > Join the URGNC <

OTHER NORDIC OPTIONS

The San Juan Nordic Club grooms a number of trails in the San Luis Valley. Trail lists and maps may be found here > San Juan Nordic Trails <. The Hinsdale Haute Route maintans several yurts for skiiers and snowshoers in Hinsdale County. Information may be found here > Hinsdale Haute Route <. Unplowed forest roads are popular as are trails groomed for snowmobiles. If you go off trail, it is of particular importance that you remain aware of the potential for avalanches.  Avoid East Willow Creek above Creede, FSR 502, and other steep-walled canyons as they are subject to frequent avalanches.

When you ski, snowshoe or hike on snowmobile trails, please give the machines right-of-way and go to the side or off the trail when meeting snowmobiles or groomers. Snowmobile clubs groom these trails using funds provided by annual snowmobile registration fees. These trails are multi-use winter trails for the enjoyment of all; trail etiquette is important to minimize conflicts. Snowmobile trail maps for the eastern San Juan Mountains may be found with the links below:

Snowcountry Explorers (Creede) maps here > Snowcountry Explorer Maps

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Lake City/Continental Divide maps here > Lake City/Continental Divide Maps <

South Fork Powder Busters maps here > South Fork Powder Busters <

Silver Thread Outdoor Recreation (South Fork) maps here > Silver Thread Outdoor Recreation <

If you are bi-recreational and wish to join a Colorado snowmobile club, you may do so here > Join a CO Snowmobile Club <

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CREEDE’S CABIN FEVER DAZE
February 13, 14, and 15th
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The town of Creede hosts its wild weekend of eccentric mountain fun!
                        Friday February 13
           9am- 3ish                     Fundamentals of Touch                      Baxter Rehearsal Hall
            Noon                            Ice Sculpting Begins                            Hockey Ponds North of Town
            2pm                             Creede Miners Basketball Game       Creede School Gym
            7pm                             Night Skate and Bonfire                      Hockey Ponds North of Town
            7:30pm                        Stephen Quiller: Travels in China       Quiller Gallery
            9pm                             Dance featuring band The Rifters      Elks Lodge
                      Saturday February 14
            9am                             Hockey and Curling Competition        Hockey Ponds North of Town
            10:30am – 3:30pm      Carriage Rides                                    Main Street
            4pm                             Voices of Creede Performance          The Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre
            4pm – 7pm                  Frame Shop: Creede “Art Exhibit”      Frame Shop: Creede
            7pm                             CRT’s Boomtown Improv Comedy      The Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre
            8:30pm                        Fireworks!                                              The sky!
            9pm                             CRT’s Boomtown Improv Comedy      The Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre
                       Sunday February 15
            8:30am                        All Church Gathering                          Creede Community Church
            9am                             Hockey and Curling Competition        Hockey Ponds North of Town
            10:30am                      Curling Awards                                   Hockey Ponds North of Town
            11am                           Biathlon                                               Baseball Field South of Town
            Noon                            Ice Sculpting Awards                           Hockey Ponds North of Town
            1:30pm                        Biathlon Awards                                  Tommyknocker Tavern
             8pm                             Stand-up Comedian!                           Tommyknocker Tavern
For more information, tickets, or to enter a competition contact:
Ice Sculpting Contest or Hockey Tournament: Heather DeLonga - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Biathlon or Curling Tournament: Della Brown - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Creede Rep’s Boomtown Improv Comedy: CreedeRep.org or 719.658.2540
General Information: Caitlyn Jewell - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & ‘Cabin Fever Daze’ Facebook page.

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Creede & Mineral County Chamber of Commerce

904 S. Main St.  •  PO Box 580  •  Creede, CO 81130

1-800-327-2102

Any donations to the Creede & Mineral County Chamber of Commerce are appreciated. As a non-profit organization, we thrive on the kindness and charity of our visitors. Thank you!

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