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Nordic Center Opening Friday


As the snow is coming down in Arizona’s Northland, Nordic Center crews are preparing the 30 miles of trails for holiday outdoor fun. The ski area is set to be open every day for snow sports from Friday, Dec. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 3, offering cross-country skiing, snow biking, skate skiing and snowshoeing.

At 8,000 feet in elevation and 15 miles north of Flagstaff on Highway 180, the Nordic Center has received eight inches of snow today at the lodge, in addition to six inches from Friday and Saturday, and more on trails located higher up.

 “With a solid base, cold temperatures and another snowstorm in the forecast, we are so excited about more opportunities for recreationists to get outside and play,” said Nordic Center manager Wendell Johnson. “This is especially good news for families taking a break from school and work over the holiday season!”

 Discounted Day Passes are available at Babbitt’s Backcountry Outfitters in downtown Flagstaff. “Especially with this season’s prime conditions, trail passes make fun stocking stuffers and promote healthy activities and fitness,” said Johnson.

 Yurts and cabins have been open for day use and overnight backcountry glamping since Thanksgiving. Recreationists are encouraged to check the website for hours and trail conditions at FlagstaffNordicCenter.com.


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