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Nordic series continues with Silverboom

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

SNOWMASS VILLAGE ” The 36th annual Silverboom cross-country ski race sets off Satur­day from the Snowmass Cross Country Center.

Six-kilometer and 12-kilometer freestyle races ” open to all ages and abilities ” will start at 10 a.m, followed by the 1-kilometer “Kiddieboom” at noon for children 10 and younger. Spectators are encouraged to come out to the race course.

The Kiddieboom event is free, and the freestyle race is $10. Freestyle means skate or classic technique is allowed.

Participants can register in advance at the Snowmass or Aspen cross-country cen­ters. Day-of registration is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Snowmass Cross Country Center. After the race, snacks and hot beverages will be served, and a raffle will be held.

The race is the second in the Aspen Town Nordic Series, an eight-event race and touring series held throughout the Roaring Fork Valley that emphasizes par­ticipation and fun for all ages and ability levels, and racers and non-racers.

Races have a festive atmosphere with food, beverages, and raffle prizes. Points are awarded for age groups and overall placing and are tallied throughout the sea­son. Overall and age-group winners will be awarded prizes at the end-of-the-season party.

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The Snowmass Cross Country Center is located on the Snowmass Club golf course in Snowmass Village, on Clubhouse Drive, just off Brush Creek Road.

For more information on the series or Saturday’s race, contact Mark Kinchloe at 923-5700 or at sxcc@utemountaineer.com.

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