February 2016 Edition

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Winter is in full swing! The snowpack for the Arkansas River Basin is at 109% with more storms heading this way. There are a lot of winter activities to watch or participate in this month.   
Here are a few of the things happening this February.
Mount Massive Mush Dog Sled Race
This annual dog sled race is fun to watch from start to finish. The dog teams are hilarious to watch before and after the race also. Head out to the Mount Massive Golf Course to catch the action.
Date: February 6 & 7
Time: Races start at 9am
Location: Mount Massive Golf Course in Leadville
USSA NorAm Hole Shot Snowboardcross and Skicross Race

The Hole Shot Cross Tour is a competition designed to bridge the gap between grassroots and world cup level for Snowboardcross and Skicross. The event also brings together athletes across the country to identify the top juniors in the country. Athletes compete together in an open-class style event.  
The top juniors will be named to U.S. Snowboarding’s and U.S. Freeskiing Project Gold, a group of the top development athletes in the country who will train together in the summer and are invited to other select projects. Athletes also qualify for Junior World Championships and World Cup events from the Hole Shot Tour. Athletes must have a current National USSA license and FIS license prior to registering.
Date: February 15-19
Location: Ski Cooper 
Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series
Tennessee Pass Night Jam
Bring your lights to Tennessee Pass Nordic Center for a fast race through the trees at Ski Cooper. These unique and exciting races occur throughout the winter in and around Leadville. Utilizing groomed nordic ski trails, groomed singletrack, and snowmobile trails, these races are a great way to keep riding and racing during the off-season.  All proceeds from the race series go towards Cloud City Wheelers advocacy efforts. These races always end with plenty of tasty food and beverages, laughter and dang good times. Come on up and enjoy the ride!

Date: February 20th
Location: Tennessee Pass Nordic Center
Time: 4pm Register/Check In, Race starts 6pmCost: $20 to race
Leadville Loppet

The 13th annual Leadville Loppet will be February 21st 2016. This high-altitude nordic ski race is the annual fundraiser for Leadville, CO's historic Mineral Belt Trail. The race course travels through the rolling forested terrain of Colorado Mountain College's trail network, leads racers on to the Mineral Belt Trail, climbs and descends abandoned rail grades left from Leadville’s mining era, and returns to the finish where we warm up at the award ceremony with soups & chili galore!
Date: February 21
Classic & Freestyle 44K  I  22K  I  10K
5K Fun Race & Costume Contest
and of course, the highlight of the race, the famous Blueberry Soup!

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