Dec. 2, 2018

Dec. 2, 2018 Update:
We are getting close. approximately 4″-6″ on the ground at Vallecito trails. We need about 8″ before we can get the machines out on the trails. Hopefully in the next few days…Will continue to update.
FYI, word is there is good, groomed Nordic skiing at Lizard Head Pass and Trout Lake!!

2018-12-02T13:47:58+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Conditions|

2018 Fundraiser and Member Appreciation Party, Thursday Nov. 1

Vallecito Nordic – Fall Fundraiser – Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Fundraiser and Membership party to support the volunteer Nordic ski trail grooming operation at Vallecito.  Silent auction and drawing for Nordic ski package from Pine Needle Mountaineering.

Information :

When: Thursday November 1st, 2018


Where: Carver Brewing Company

               1022 Main Ave

              Durango, Co

Why:  Come on out and support the volunteer Nordic ski trail grooming operation.  Carver’s is so generous in hosting the event which includes a silent auction, drawing for a Nordic ski package donated by Pine Needle Mountain and lots of fun people.  So please join us on November 1st and on the beautiful trails this winter.

2018-10-14T19:11:50+00:00 October 14th, 2018|Conditions|

Well the very short ski season has come to an end. We are sorry to report that the temperatures, sun and lack of snow have conspired against us. We are halting grooming for this season. Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the abbreviated season. Thank you also to our hard working volunteer groomers who made it all possible. Next year,….Best ski season ever!!!

2018-03-04T19:08:46+00:00 March 4th, 2018|Conditions|

Update: Saturda, March 3
Main road and campground were groomed for skating yesterda (Friday, March 2) .Many bare and thin spots exist. One set of classic tracks on main road. We are losing snow rapidly. This is Spring skiing. That means conditions are icy in the morning and slushy in the afternoon. Best window is probably 10:00am- Noon. Enjoy it while it lasts.

2018-03-03T06:23:13+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Conditions|

Update: Thursday, March 1
Main FS Road, East Creek and Campground trails all groomed for skating today. Skating lanes in great shape and looking good. Classic tracks are getting a little thin and melted in spots, use caution.
2018-03-01T21:42:50+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Conditions|

Great weekend of skiing at Vallecito. Trails will be groomed again tomorrow (Sunday, Feb.25) and there is a rumor that there will even be some trails groomed through the campgrounds. Be sure to check those out.
FYI, the road from the dam to the trailhead has not been plowed. It is passable, but best for 4wd, all wheel drive or high clearance 2wd. Please do not park at the bottom of Ellington Lane. 
Thank you
2018-02-24T21:24:18+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Conditions|

Update: Friday, Feb. 23
Great skiing this morning at Vallecito. More snow expected tonight and throughout the weekend. Planning to groom either later this afternoon, or tomorrow morning. Either way should be great skiing all weekend! Please get out and enjoy it!
2018-02-23T14:25:23+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Conditions|

Thursday morning. Feb. 22.
2-3 inches overnight and still snowing at Vallecito. Plan is to groom this afternoon. Enjoy Winter!

2018-02-22T08:50:46+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Conditions|

Update Tuesday, Feb. 20
Main FS Road and East Creek groomed for skating this afternoon and new classic tracks set on main road. Cold temps should make for good skiing the next couple of days.
2018-02-20T20:36:06+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Conditions|

Friday, Feb. 16 UPDATE:
Main FS road and East Creek groomed. Some Classic track set on main road (outside edge is pretty thin). Beware of rocks on East creek. Snow is thin and won’t last long. Reminder: there is no portapot at trailhead.  Also, please park South of Ellington Lane on West side of road…..Enjoy it while it lasts.
2018-02-16T20:54:17+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Conditions|