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Posted 1/10/20

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Ski week for military members at Taos Ski Valley

Not Forgotten Outreach, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping past and present military members through recreational activities and job training, and Taos Ski Valley are hosting the seventh-annual NFO Ski Week on Tuesday-Sunday (Jan. 21-26).

The event is catered to former or active military members as well as their immediate families and Gold Star families, too.

Daily lift tickets for the event are $40 and ski equipment rentals are $10.

"The event also incorporates group dining, encouraging participants to both spend time together as a family and build relationships with new friends. Through social connection and bonding opportunities, the whole family may reap the healing benefits of community," NFO's press release stated.

"Active duty Wounded Warriors Scholarships are available during the ski week: Through a VA Adaptive Sports Grant, NFO is offering five scholarships for skiers/snowboarders currently on active duty with vision, intellectual/cognitive or physical-related diagnoses. The scholarship includes meals, lodging, lift tickets, equipment and lessons for the service members and their family members."

For more information on the event, those interested can head over to notforgottenoutreach.org and click on their "Programs" section.

Santa Fe Snowshoe Classic this weekend

On Saturday (Jan. 11), those who are interested in snowshoe competition can participate in the Santa Fe Snowshoe Classic.

The race will take place in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and it will span about 3.8 miles "at 9,600 feet of elevation," according to the press release.

Tickets are $25, and $15 for those under 19.

Details on the event are thin, but the race itself is a qualifier for the U.S. National Snowshoe Racing Championships held in Colorado.

There will be medals awarded to first-, second- and third-place for both males and females. Racers will also receive swag for participating.

For more information on the event, email santafesnowshoe@gmail.com.

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