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  1. Ski for Free Day

    January 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Come to our season kick-off event! Use our rental equipment at no charge or bring your own to avoid delays. Trail passes are free for the day and volunteer instructors give free mini lessons. We can equip about 80 people at a time, but we have run low on popular sizes in the past. Consider renting in advance from a ski shop in Pocatello to guarantee a stress-free day. Snowshoes are also available.

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  2. Saturday Ski

    February 4, 2017, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Four weeks of fun for any age. Younger kids learn the basics of getting around on the snow. Older kids focus on getting some mileage under their belts, and refining skills on bigger hills. Fee includes daily rental equipment, a trail pass and instruction. Be 30 minutes early the first week to be fitted for equipment.

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  3. Saturday Ski

    February 11, 2017, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Four weeks of fun for any age. Younger kids learn the basics of getting around on the snow. Older kids focus on getting some mileage under their belts, and refining skills on bigger hills. Fee includes daily rental equipment, a trail pass and instruction. Be 30 minutes early the first week to be fitted for equipment.

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  4. Saturday Ski

    February 18, 2017, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Four weeks of fun for any age. Younger kids learn the basics of getting around on the snow. Older kids focus on getting some mileage under their belts, and refining skills on bigger hills. Fee includes daily rental equipment, a trail pass and instruction. Be 30 minutes early the first week to be fitted for equipment.

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  5. Saturday Ski

    February 25, 2017, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Four weeks of fun for any age. Younger kids learn the basics of getting around on the snow. Older kids focus on getting some mileage under their belts, and refining skills on bigger hills. Fee includes daily rental equipment, a trail pass and instruction. Be 30 minutes early the first week to be fitted for equipment.

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  6. Trail Exploration Wednesday

    July 26, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Mink Creek Nordic Center Trail System

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  7. Discounted Nordic Center Annual Passes Available

    October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017 @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Discounted annual passes for the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center are available during the month of October. Located just 7 miles outside of Pocatello, East Mink Creek Nordic Center is a quality ski and snowshoe area. It hosts approximately 20K of groomed classic and skate trails. The Nordic Center is operated by the City of Pocatello through a special use permit with the United States Forest Service and through volunteer services of the Pocatello Cross-Country Ski Foundation (PXCSF). For updated information visit pokyxc.org. The area is staffed from 9am-3pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Skiers may use the trails at any time during the season by purchasing a season pass or by using the fee box at the parking lot. The full service rental center is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9-5 throughout the season. The season typically runs from mid-December through late March.

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  8. Yurt Rental Season Begins

    October 1, 2017, All Day @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Come stay the evening or overnight in our Mongolian snow huts. The Yurt has a wood stove for warmth and picnic tables. Storage cubbies double as beds when unstacked. They are perfect for scout outings, family camping trips, and evening potluck dinners. There is no running water or electricity. The Yurt is less than 100 yards from the parking lot. Trail passes are not included in your rental fee.

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  9. Ski for Free Day

    January 6, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Come to our season kick-off event! Use our rental equipment at no charge or bring your own to avoid delays. Trail passes are free for the day and volunteer instructors give free mini lessons. We can equip about 80 people at a time, but we have run low on popular sizes in the past. Consider renting in advance from a ski shop in Pocatello to guarantee a stress-free day. Snowshoes are also available.

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  10. Backcountry Early Season Refresher

    January 12, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Come to the Nordic Center to find hidden beacons, practice probing, assembling your shovel and get some broad avalanche refresher information. It is always good to tune up skills before heading deep into the winter landscape. Bring a snack and your own beverages. Dress to be outside in the winter.

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  11. Sunday Snowshoe and Wine Club

    January 14, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Bring the beverage of your choice. We will sit in the mountains and have a snack and a drink then go for a snowshoe walk. Please plan your drive home responsibly by carpooling. No registration necessary. Meet at noon in the Yurt. The hike starts at 1 p.m.

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  12. Saturday Ski Classes Begin

    February 3, 2018, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Four weeks of fun for any age. Younger kids learn the basics of getting around on the snow. Older kids focus on getting some mileage under their belts, and refining skills on bigger hills. Fee includes daily rental equipment, a trail pass and instruction. Be 30 minutes early the first week to be fitted for equipment.

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  13. Sunday Snowshoe and Wine Club

    February 4, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Bring the beverage of your choice. We will sit in the mountains and have a snack and a drink then go for a snowshoe walk. Please plan your drive home responsibly by carpooling. No registration necessary. Meet at noon in the Yurt. The hike starts at 1 p.m.

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  14. Women's Winter Lesson Series

    February 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Take a lesson in Nordic skiing from our best instructor, who happens to be female. All classes are limited in size. Sign up for one or all in a package. Advanced registration suggested. Prices are lesson only. Trail passes and rental equipment purchase will be necessary for those without gear or a season pass. Dress to be outside, but active.

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  15. Women's Winter Lesson Series

    February 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Take a lesson in Nordic skiing from our best instructor, who happens to be female. All classes are limited in size. Sign up for one or all in a package. Advanced registration suggested. Prices are lesson only. Trail passes and rental equipment purchase will be necessary for those without gear or a season pass. Dress to be outside, but active.

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  16. Sunday Snowshoe and Wine Club

    March 4, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

    Bring the beverage of your choice. We will sit in the mountains and have a snack and a drink then go for a snowshoe walk. Please plan your drive home responsibly by carpooling. No registration necessary. Meet at noon in the Yurt. The hike starts at 1 p.m.

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