Upcoming Events in Pagosa Springs 1/19/23-1/26/23

As we get closer to the weekend, it’s time to start planning for some fun activities. Be sure to check out these great events:

FRI 1/20 – SUN 1/22: WinterFest @ Downtown Pagosa Springs. Brought to you by the Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. An activity-packed weekend for the whole family! The Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascensions, Sled Races, Cross Country Ski Clinic, Fat Bike Race, BB Gun Biathlon, the Polar Plunge and so much more!

FRI 1/20: Live Music @ The Springs Resort – Hotel Atrium. 5-7pm. Live music by a local duo-Ron & Susan. Enjoy some southwestern country rock while sipping on a cocktail!

FRI 1/20: Painting Party @ Picasso & Vino Studio. 6:30-8:30pm. “Coffee Time.” Follow along step by step to create your own masterpiece! Beverages and light snacks are available for purchase. $38 – make reservations at https://picassoandvino.com.

SAT 1/21 & SUN 1/22: Skis and Saddles Skijoring @ Archuleta County Fairgrounds. Experience the excitement of skijoring – horses pulling skiers and snowboarders, completing challenges.

SAT 1/21 & SUN 1/22: WinterFest Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension @ Uptown Pagosa Springs. Approximately 8 am. Mass ascension around Pagosa Lakes-from the west side open areas of Pagosa.

SAT 1/21: Red Ryder BB Gun Biathlon @ Yamaguchi Park. 10am. A favorite local event for all ages and abilities and also great for spectators. Registration and info at pagosanordic.com.

SAT 1/21: WinterFest 7th Annual Barkus Parade @ Downtown Pagosa Springs. Registration at 10:30am and starts at 11am. The Lost Cajun is hosting this event as a benefit for Rugby’s Rescue House. Bring your costumed pet and parade with us. Costume contest! Participants are asked to make a small donation, $10 or more in support of Rugby’s Rescue House. Get a free cup of gumbo at the Lost Cajun Restaurant.

SAT 1/21: WinterFest 12th Annual Penguin Plunge @ Downtown Pagosa Springs. Registration at 12pm and plunge at 1pm. Support your favorite non-profits by raising money and plunging into the San Juan River. Watch from the San Juan River Walk. 105 Hot Springs Blvd https://pagosachamber.com/winterfest.

SAT 1/21: Sound Journey @ The Edge of Silence. 1pm. Experience the healing benefits of harmonic vibrations produced by large gongs, Himalayan singing bowls. Call 970-389-9422. More info at https://theedgeofsilence.org. 2839 Cornerstone Dr. #5.

SAT 1/21: Live Music @ The Springs Resort – Hotel Atrium. 5-7pm. Live music and cocktails with Glenn Unrath and Jack Ellis. A blend of acoustic blues, country and folk.

SAT 1/21: Painting Party @ Picasso & Vino Studio. 6:30-8:30pm. “Hawaiian Vacation”. Follow along step by step to create your own masterpiece! Beverages and light snacks are available for purchase. Reservations at https://picassoandvino.com. $38.

SAT 1/21: Live Music Concert @ Archuleta County Fairgrounds Extension Building. 7-9pm. Concert at Skis and Saddles Skijor Pagosa Country. “Float like a Buffalo.” Rock with funk, ska, reggae & jam influences. Tickets and more info https://skisandsaddles.com. $15. 344 US HWY 84.

SUN 1/22: WinterFest Pagosa Nordic Learn to Cross-Country Ski Clinic @ Cloman Park. Checked in and ready to ski by 9:45am. These great introductory clinics for adults are held throughout the season. Skate ski and classic cross-country ski basics will be shared by some of Pagosa Springs’ best skiers. All free of charge. Donations and Pagosa Nordic Club membership are strongly encouraged to help offest the expenses with conducting the clinics and trail grooming. Register at https://pagosanordic.com.

SUN 1/22: Bingo @ St John Paul II Catholic Church. Early bird games at 5:45pm and regular bingo starts at 6pm. Food, beverages and bingo for the whole family. Doors open at 5pm.

TUES 1/24 – SUN 1/29: Bamboo Fly Rod Building Class @ PJ’s Fine Bamboo Rods. 8:30am. PJ’s will host six-day bamboo fly rod building classes numerous times a year. Build your own handcrafted bamboo fly rod from a culm of bamboo to your very own custom bamboo fly rod. Register at https://pjsfinebamboo.com/classes.

TUES 1/24: Live Music @ The Springs Resort – Hotel Atrium. 5-7pm. Live music and cocktails with the Jackson Mountain Ramblers. Playing a mix of your favorite classics.

TUES 1/24: Open Mic @ The Den. 6pm. Come play music, sing, practice your stand-up comedy or read some poetry. Hosted by Carl Mori.

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1/19/23 Wolf Creek Snow Report

Happy Thursday! We’ve had quite the week of snowstorms! Let’s take a look at Wolf Creek’s current conditions:

The mountain received a total of 56″ of snow from this latest storm!

The total snowfall year-to-date is 223″.

The midway depth is 106″ and the summit depth is 115″.

The surface conditions are powder/packed powder with excellent conditions and extensive grooming throughout the mountain. Screenshot_20221111_103051

The Pick of the Hill today is Orion’s Beltway.

Lift tickets are at Regular Rates: $85 for Adults, $54 for Seniors and $42 for Children.

This Sunday, January 22nd, Wolf Creek will be having a Fun Race! Race your friends or just challenge your own fastest time. Free and open to skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities. Sign up is from 9:30am-10:30am in the Raven’s Nest building and the race is from 11am to 1pm on Charisma run.

Tuesday, January 24th, is a Tuesday Turns and Technique Clinic. Skiers and boarders can purchase a lift ticket for $62 ($43 for Seniors) and a 2-hour morning lesson for any ability for just $45.

The current road conditions are plowed and sanded with Winter driving conditions!

The forecast shows more snow showers tomorrow (Friday) with a break on Saturday and then a few more days of potential snow showers beginning on Sunday.

For the most up-to-date information call 1-800-SKI-WOLF

Road conditions and restrictions in the area may be found by visiting COTrip.org

Talk about an epic storm! Keep them coming! We’d love to see pictures of y’all enjoying the mountain! Stay tuned and have a fantastic weekend!

Wolf Creek Ski Report 12/13/2022

Screenshot_20221213_112412Happy Tuesday! Finally, we got some serious snow!!! 

Wolf Creek received 12″ in the last 24 hours, bringing the 7-day total to 26″! The snowfall year-to-date is now 90″!

The midway depth is 50″ and the summit depth is 55″.

The surface conditions are still powder/packed powder with excellent early season conditions and unmarked obstacles.

The pick of the hill today is Tranquility.

Lift tickets are at regular rates: $85 for adults, $54 for seniors and $42 for children.

The Ski School, Ski and Snowboard Rentals, Treasure Sports, Pathfinder Bar, Base Camp, Prospector Grill, Alberta Grill, Continental Espresso Bar, Raven’s Nest Pizzaria and the Wolf Creek Lodge are all open! Be sure to check them out!

Expect very low temperatures in the next week.

Snow is in the forecast on Thursday and Friday!

For the most up-to-date information call 1-800-SKI-WOLF

Road conditions and restrictions in the area may be found by visiting COTrip.org

Have a great week! As always, I will keep you posted!

 

Wolf Creek Snow Report

We are halfway through the week! Only a few more days until the weekend. And trust me, you’re going to be even more excited for the weekend when you hear about the snow Wolf Creek has received over the last few days!

Wolf creek has received 11″ from the most recent storm, bringing the 7-day total to 16″!

The snowfall year-to-date is 71″.Screenshot_20221207_103332

The midway snow depth is 39″ and the summit snow depth is 42″.

The conditions are powder/packed powder with excellent early season conditions and unmarked obstacles.

The mountain is officially 100% open with 9 lifts and 1,600 skiable acres!!!

The pick of the hill today is Tranquility.

Lift tickets are at Local Appreciation rates today and tomorrow (12/7 & 12/8). $62 for adults, $43 for seniors and $32 for children!

Based on the forecast, it looks like we might receive more snow today. After this storm moves out, we most likely won’t be seeing more snowfall until Sunday.

As always, please use caution when driving!

For the most up-to-date information call 1-800-SKI-WOLF

Road conditions and restrictions in the area may be found by visiting COTrip.org

Happy Shredding! If we receive more snow, I’ll be sure to update y’all! 

Pagosa Springs Upcoming Events 11/14-11/20/2022

No matter what your interests are, Pagosa Springs is bound to have an event that you will love! This week, we have:lightsssss

Tuesday 11/15: Live music at The Springs Resort-Lodge Atrium Phoenix Bar. 5-7pm. Enjoy a cocktail while listening to some classic rock and blues with Dustin Burley!

Wednesday 11/16: Weekly open mic at The Den. Starts at 6pm. Your chance to play some music, sing, read or make a few jokes! Hosted by Carl Mori.

Wednesday 11/16: DUST2 Bike Movie at Liberty Theater. 5pm. Join DUST2 for the screening of Teton Gravity Research’s latest bike film, “Esperanto”. Beer, concessions, silent auction and door prizes!

Thursday 11/17: Live music at Neon Mallard. 6-8pm. Cocktails and live music with Spadefoot! Music written, performed and produced by Miles Adams.

Friday 11/18: Wine & chocolate pairing at P.S. Chocolates. 6-7pm. $25 – Pre-register at 970-946-3492.

Saturday 11/19: Sound journey at the Edge of Silence. 1pm. Experience the healing benefits of harmonic vibrations produced by large gongs, Himalayan singing bowls. Call 970-389-9422. More info at http://theedgeofsilenceorg. 2839 Cornerstone Dr. #5.

Sunday 11/20: Bingo at John Paul II Catholic Church. Door opens at 5pm- early bird games at 5:45 and regular bingo starts at 6pm. Food, beverages & bingo for the whole family.

 

There is always something to do here in beautiful Pagosa Springs! Attend one of these events, explore the gorgeous scenery or eat at one of our delicious, local restaurants! Be sure to check back every week! I hope everyone has a fantastic week!

Wolf Creek Snow Report

Well, the weekend has come to an end. But that only means we have an entire new week of great things ahead of us! Happy Monday! Let’s take a look at Wolf Creek’s snow report as of this morning:

Wolf Creek received 3 inches of snow within the last 24 hours! With that, the snowfall year-to-date is at 47″!

The midway base is at 27″ and the summit base is at 29″.Screenshot_20221114_103416

The forecast does include a chance of more snow showers!

The mountain conditions are powder/packed powder with EXCELLENT early season conditions and unmarked obstacles!

The mountain remains at 90% open.

Today’s pick of the hill is Powder Puff.

I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Monday than shredding it up on the mountain! Enjoy! And if you can’t today, be sure to plan a ski day soon!

For the most up-to-date information call 1-800-SKI-WOLF

Road conditions and restrictions in the area may be found by visiting COTrip.org

PLUMTAW FIRE UPDATE

 Here are some extra recourses to help you stay connected to the fire: Please follow the link to read the latest release from the Pagosa Sun:

https://pagosasun.com/2022/05/17/fire-burning-on-plumtaw-road/?fbclid=IwAR0p1bgKZuzxYUJR-EcpU7M8yB_MKwGT_hz-w0PpZfNRNoaqRpZgxy0srmU

To get details on the fire, including size please go to the link below, you will need to search for our location on the map: https://data.coloradoan.com/fires/?fbclid=IwAR3uaaKsebpTKOrLqzyFZkgu3z8l5EEPgTPKY5vjmZ3ERU00aJk4ggp0gZc

Citizens can sign up for emergency alerts at: https://www.archuletacounty.org/569/Citizens-Alert

—-Our community is staying connected through this, offering resting places for refuge for our Fire Fighters—-

*The Lost Cajun in Pagosa is offering free meals for all fire crew!

*Sage Eatery is doing the same, including water fill stations and a nice rest stop.

*MEE Hmong Cuisine will be offering free meals for fire fighters as well.

Pagosa is a tight knit and loving community and will continue to support our hero’s during this time. Stay safe and strong and a BIG thank you to all Medical and Fire Personnel, as well as our community for giving back!