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Friday, January 20 2023

Winterfest @ Downtown Pagosa Springs

Downtown Pagosa Springs

400 US 160
Pagosa Springs, Colorado


Winterfest 2023
January 20th – 22nd

Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension: 

Saturday & Sunday, Uptown in the Pagosa Lakes area (West side of Pagosa) approximately 8am

Winterfest is brought to you by The Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. This is an activity-packed weekend for the whole family here in Pagosa! The Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascensions, Sled Races, Cross Country Ski Clinic, Fat Bike Race, BB Gun Biathlon, the ever popular Penguin Plunge, and much more!  https://pagosachamber.com/winterfest/

2023 Skijor Pagosa Information

Archuleta County Fairgrounds

Skijor Pagosa is an adventure competition where horse and rider pull a skier or snowboarder as fast as possible through an obstacle course of jumps, gates and rings. Skijoring combines Pagosa Country finest skiing heritage with its cowboy roots a fast and furious spectator’s event. Participants compete for cash and prizes based on the fastest times.  More information at https://skisandsaddles.com/. 10am.

Pagosa Nordic Club

Learn to Cross Country Ski Clinic.  Register in advance. Checked in and ready to ski at 9:45am. 

This introductory clinic is great for never-evers, beginners and intermediate level X-C skiers. Learn skate ski and classic cross-country ski basics from some of Pagosa Springs’ best skiers. Come learn how to make these outdoor winter activities even more enjoyable. Bring your ski gear; skate skis or classic kick and glide. All local ski shops rent cross-country ski gear and offer special rental discounts for these clinics- just mention your are attending the clinic.

All free of charge. Donations and Pagosa Nordic Club membership are strongly encouraged to help offset expenses with conducting the clinics and trail grooming.
A great clinic for never-evers, beginners and intermediates. Learn how to make these outdoor winter activities even more enjoyable. Bring your ski gear: skate skis or classic kick and glide.

PLEASE plan on arriving early and being geared up and checked in by 9:45 am with class starting at 10 am as late arrivals are disruptive to the classes. Parking is often packed! Leave time to park and walk to the staging area.  https://pagosanordic.com

7th Annual Barkus Parade

Saturday @ 11am. Register at 10:30am

The Lost Cajun is hosting this event as a benefit for Rugby's Rescue House of Pagosa Springs. Bring your costumed pet and parade with us! Prizes for best costumes! Register at 10:30am.

Participants are asked to make a small donation (suggested $10) Rugby's Rescue and they receive a free cup of gumbo at The Lost Cajun in return.

12th Annual Penguin Plunge

Saturday Registration 12pm, Plunge 1pm 

Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.  Support your favorite non-profits by raising money and plunging into the freezing cold San Juan River, or enjoy the view from the San Juan River Walk. These brave souls don’t just jump in and get out, we make them REALLY plunge into the river! Enjoy a free Healing Waters Pass after you complete the Penguin Plunge. There’s nothing like soaking in the Hot Springs after being in the cold river! We also have a SPECIAL GUEST at this event! Your kids will love it!

https://pagosachamber.com/winterfest/

Sledz on Rez

Build it. Ride it. Wreck it. @ Reservoir Hill. Saturday Register at 2pm.  Begins at 2:30pm.

Bring your homemade or modified store-bought sleds and try to ride them down Reservoir Hill. Prizes will be given for Best of Show, Best Team and of course the Best Crash! Have fun with it! There is no limit to how creative you can be! https://pagosachamber.com/winterfest/

Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascensions

Uptown in the Pagosa Lakes Area, Saturday & Sunday approximately 8am.

Sponsored by the Chamber. See the balloons fill the winter sky over the Pagosa Lakes area. Grab a cup of coffee or cocoa, and come enjoy the spectacular view! https://pagosachamber.com/winterfest/

Pagosa Nordic Club BB Gun Biathlon 

Saturday, 10am @ Yamaguchi Park

16K competitive/4K citizens-youth/KidK. Great event for all ages, abilities and spectators. Participants have three opportunities to shoot at targets in between ski laps. https://pagosanordic.com

 


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