Mountain Village to host family friendly winter races Saturday and Sunday

Mountain Village to host family friendly winter races Saturday and Sunday

[click “Play” to hear Susan’s conversation with Tony Forrest]



Family Nordic Skiing Mountain Village is home base for the Telluride Ski Resort. The Town of Mountain Village maintains miles of Nordic and snowshoe trails and an ice skating rink. (Also a tennis court open year ’round, but that’s another story.)

To drive the point about a winter wonderland home, this weekend, Mountain Village hosts a community bash. The event takes place Saturday, March 19, starting at 11 a.m. on the Wilson Loop Trail (at the entrance to town on Adams Ranch Road). What’s in store is a variety of relay races, an obstacle course, games and more for the whole family to enjoy FREE. All ages and abilities welcome. Or just come as a spectator. 

“Our groomed trails are designed for multi-use,” Director of Recreation Tony Forrest explained.“We would like to invite all ages and abilities on whatever equipment they choose to come and celebrate our trail system with us.”

The presenting sponsor is Paragon Outdoors BootDoctors, who offers free demos at the event.

While you are in Mountain Village, the Telluride Ski Resort also has some action going: the Nastar Family Challenge, March 19 and March 20.

Cuties California Clementines sponsors the activities that includes race clinics, racing, awards, giveaways and eating oranges. Each day begins with a race clinic from 10-11:30 a.m. given by three-time Olympian and National Champion, Caroline Lalive. Lalive coaches on the course, reviewing course inspections, starts, turns, and the finish.
Clinics are followed each day by races, which are divided into two sessions beginning at 11:30 a.m. and wrapping up at 3 p.m. Awards and autograph signing will be held at the Cuties tent in the Mountain Village Heritage Plaza at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information about Telski’s family friendly races, visit or call 800-778-8581.

For more information about Wilson Loop, please call the Mountain Village Recreation Department at (970) 369-8236 OR click the “play” button and listen to Tony Forrest’s interview.

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