Snow has finally made it to Durango, and the folks at Hillcrest have wasted no time furnishing another five-star skate and xc track. So, throw on your favorite pair of lycra jimmies, throw on your favorite beanie, slap some wax on your boards and head up the Hill for some thigh-crushing, heart-burning, hot Nordic action. The track is open all day, all week, under adequate snow conditions.

Dylan Williamson gets ready for a late afternoon skate
session. Mike Cameron steps into his skis. Getting in a few laps on lunch break. A pair of skiers enjoy the classic view from Hillcrest. Cruisin the track under bluebird skies. Lars Ellefson, left, and Charlie Greenberg, right, of the
Durango Nordic Team, wax up before practice Tuesday afternoon.


In this week's issue...

January 25, 2024
Bagging it

State plastic bag ban is in full effect, but enforcement varies

January 26, 2024
Paper chase

The Sneer is back – and no we’re not talking about Billy Idol’s comeback tour.

January 11, 2024
High and dry

New state climate report projects continued warming, declining streamflows