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Ski to your lungs’ delight

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Mount Sopris Nordic Council in Carbondale, I’d like to invite all cross-country skiers to join us this weekend for a really fun event at the Spring Gulch Nordic Ski Area above Carbondale. It’s called Ski for Sisu, an event that has been held annually for the past 20 – yes, 20 – years to raise money for our track-grooming operation at Spring Gulch.

The event is Sunday (before the Super Bowl). Sign-up begins at 9:30 a.m. The start is at 10 a.m., and the finish at 3 p.m. It’s a “skiathalon,” which means you show up anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and ski as far as you can.

The more you ski, the more money is raised for Spring Gulch. You can gather pledges from your friends or just make a donation of any size at sign up! There is no entry fee. We’re providing hearty refreshments and a silent auction. Auction items include a spa pass for Avalanche Ranch and dinners at 689, Russets, etc.

For all who ski 25 kilometers or more, there is a commemorative T-shirt, and it’s a beauty this year – the 25th anniversary of Spring Gulch! Cross-country skiers of all ages, sizes and ability are invited to join us. It’s going to be sunny and warm and fun!

See you there.

Greg Fitzpatrick

Board member, Mount Sopris Nordic Council

Organizer, Ski for Sisu


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