Nordic ski tour benefits Basalt nonprofit |

Nordic ski tour benefits Basalt nonprofit

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, Co Colorado

BASALT ” Cross-country skiers will get a chance next month to get a good workout while raising funds for a nonprofit that works on trails on public lands throughout the valley.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is holding its inaugural Town-to-Town Tour on Saturday, Jan. 19. Its a non-competitive cross-country ski and snowshoe tour along 14 miles of the Rio Grande Trail from Aspen to Basalt. Participants can also opt for the six-mile route from Aspen to Woody Creek.

The longer course starts at Stein Park and end at the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt. There is a way-station at Woody Creek.

The course opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. There will be a party at the Roaring Fork Club from 3 to 5 p.m. A shuttle will be available from the party to a midvalley bus stop for transportation back to Aspen.

Pre-registration at a discounted rate is now available. It’s $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event for individuals; $35 in advance or $40 the day of the event for families.

The Basalt-based Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers also is seeking volunteers to work during the race.

Registration and volunteering is possible at RFOV’s website:

All funds go toward RFOV projects. The organization constructs and maintains trails, improves wildlife habitat, restores campgrounds and undertakes tree and wetlands plantings.

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