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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Redstone Community Association is sponsoring its third annual Redstone Snowshoe Race/Fun Walk this Saturday.

The 5K race starts at 10 a.m. in the west parking lot of the Redstone Inn. Registration is available on the morning of the race at the Church at Redstone starting at 8 a.m. and preregistration can be completed at Independence Run and Hike, which located in the La Fontana Plaza in Carbondale.

The race is a benefit for Hospice of the Valley. Registration is $20 and includes a raffle ticket for donated prizes.



For more information, go to redstonecolorado.com or call Sue McEvoy at 704-1843.

Sunlight Mountain Resort’s Ski Spree is slated for this Saturday.



The festivities include a broomball tournament at the Sunlight’s base lodge. Teams of six, with an optional alternate, are eligible to enter (one woman is required to be on the ice at all times). Games begin at noon and registration gets going at 9 a.m. The cost is $40 per team and all proceeds benefit Grizzly Hockey.

A “Need-4-Speed” competition will be held down the face of Joslin. Known for reaching speeds of 77 mph, competitors race down for the best time. The event begins at 10 a.m., and registration starts at 8 a.m. in the lodge. The cost is $15.

The Spree’s chili cook-off is slated for 3 p.m. Thirty contestants will vie for the title of best chili. Ski Spree buttons get you into the event. The cost is $10 to taste every contestant’s chili.

Buttons can be purchased at the event or at the following locations in Glenwood Springs: American National Bank, Glenwood Insurance, Crystal River Spas, Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop or at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

Rail riders can enter the “Rail Jam” contest at 4 p.m. The event will be held right in front of the sundeck. Registration is in guest services beginning at 9 a.m. and the cost is $15.

Participants can download registration and waiver forms at http://www.sunlightmtn.com/events.

The Missing Link band will be playing all afternoon and evening and a torch light parade and fireworks display will be held at dusk.

Area Nordic skiers are invited to participate in the 20th annual Ski for Sisu Skiathalon at Spring Gulch near Carbondale this Sunday.

The event is an important fundraiser for the Mount Sopris Nordic Council. The Spring Gulch Nordic ski area is located seven miles west of Carbondale on County Road 108.

There are three different courses this year – a 3.5-kilometer loop, a 10-kilometer loop and a 25-kilometer loop. There is no entry fee.

Participants are encouraged to obtain pledges for the distance they intend to ski or just make a donation to participate. The more kilometers a participant skis, the more money is raised for the Nordic Council.

Anyone who skis 25 kilometers or more receives a free commemorative T-shirt.

“The Norwegian word “Sisu” means persistence, endurance and hard work. We think these are the qualities that have helped build and continue to maintain our fantastic Spring Gulch cross country ski area which was created 25 years ago,” said Mount Sopris Nordic Council Board member and coordinator of the event, Greg Fitzpatrick. “We don’t charge anything to ski there. We rely solely on fundraisers like this and membership dues.

“We think we do a pretty good job providing some of the best groomed cross country skiing in the valley.”

Refreshments, including hot chocolate, will be served.

Included in the silent auction items are dinners at local restaurants, wines, spa passes and more.

For more information contact Fitzpatrick at 319-8531.


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