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Trees in Winter

About Us

South Fork Nordic

We are a small club of independent, self-funded skiers dedicated to providing intensively groomed trails for Nordic skiers to ski and train on.  Our primary grooming focus is the South Fork Guard Station Trail (SW of South Fork) but we also groom Home Lake (East of Monte Vista); Beaver Reservoir Area (South of South Fork CO); and various other higher elevation sites based on snow availability and skier needs. All trail maintenance and grooming is done by volunteers of South Fork Nordic.

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Our Story

We started grooming Nordic trails way back in 1988 when we groomed a trail up the Alamosa River Canyon at Shilling Springs.  Shortly after we created a nordic trail at Rock Creek, SW of Monte Vista, Co.  After several years of grooming the Rock Creek trail several of us founded the San Juan Nordic Club as an effort to obtain grants for grooming equipment for the Rock Creek Trail.  After many years of grooming at Rock Creek we started focusing more of our grooming efforts on the South Fork Guard Station Trail.  Eventually we decided to form a unique Nordic Club specific to the South Fork area.  Many of our members are training for a specific race or marathon and consequently we intensely groom trails at various elevations to provide a training venue for their needs.  In years of poor snow, we also groom trails on lake ice since the snow on top of ice is more resistant to melting. Please consult our Grooming/Skier Report page to keep current on our always "moving" grooming and skiing efforts.

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