Vail Nordic Center passes on sale Thursday |

Vail Nordic Center passes on sale Thursday

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The Vail Nordic Center retail shop will sell season passes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning on Thursday.

Season passes will be available for purchase at early season rates through Nov. 22 and will cost $80 for adults, $70 for Vail residents and $40 for students. Beginning Nov. 22, passes will cost $90 for adults, $80 for Vail residents and $50 for students. Daily fees for the 2009-10 season will be $8 and children under 12 years of age will be free.

Beginning Nov. 5, the Nordic Center retail shop, located in the Vail Golf Club, will also begin selling a variety of merchandise for outdoor endurance sports, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, running and hiking, as well as skate, classic and backcountry skis and snowshoes.

The Vail Nordic Center celebrated its 26th year last season and owner Mia Stockdale, who co-owns the Nordic Center with Shane Sluder, says the track will open when conditions permit and with 17 kilometers of groomed ski trails and 10 kilometers of snowshoe trails.

The Vail Recreation District, which maintains the track and trail system for Stockdale and Sluder, purchased a new snowcat in 2009 which improved the quality of the groomed trails. The Nordic Center will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m., Nov. 13.

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The Nordic Center will once again serve as the home track for Battle Mountain High and Vail Mountain School’s Nordic teams, plus athletes from Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s Nordic Town Series also will return in December and will include seven races on Wednesday evenings throughout the season.

The Happy Valley Grill at the Vail Golf Club will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday, beginning Dec. 4.

For more information on the Vail Nordic Center visit or call 970-476-8366.

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