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Frisco Nordic Center Gold Rush

FRISCO – Gold fever comes to the Frisco Nordic Center when the Town of Frisco hosts its annual Gold Rush weekend, celebrating an era when miners vied for precious metals. Now, Nordic skiers vie for gold and silver medals as they participate in Colorado’s oldest citizens’ crosscountry ski race. Locals can also take part in a treasure hunt for real gold nuggets. Skiers gather behind the Frisco Nordic Center for a mass start and ski at their own pace across the field to the treasure site. Each person picks up one of the many gold coins scattered in the snow. The coins are then deposited in the treasure chest at the end of the 1K course. After all the coins are deposited in the chest, the winning numbers will be drawn at random. The centerpiece of Frisco’s winter carnival is the Salomon Nordic Series Gold Rush, featuring a five-kilometer classical, 10 and 20K freestyle and 5K Power Bar-Tubbs snowshoe race. In addition to the competitive class, the 5K, 10K and snowshoe races include a “touring” class for those participants who want to enjoy the race at their own pace. All tour participants will be timed and placed but no awards given. Proceeds benefit Summit Ski Club athletes, who have gone on to intercollegiate, national and international competition. For more information, call the Frisco Nordic Center at 668-0866.

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