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Ski touring clinics at Purgatory, Colorado.

The Purgatory Ski Touring Center north of Durango, Colorado, has expanded its instruction program and now offers telemark clinics and a free race series. Each clinic costs $11 and includes instruction and a lift ticket (which costs alpine skiers $22). They're tentatively scheduled for noon on November 30, December 15, January 19, February 8, and March 8; the last four dates include free races. To confirm dates, call (303) 247-9000.

For nordic skiers, there are 15 kilometers of set track (trail fee $3); rentals cost $12 per day; a half-day lesson plus trail fee costs $13, or $20 with rental equipment.

In a unique program, alpine skiers who want to try ski touring may turn in their lift ticket to the touring center at any time during the day and receive a free lesson and the free use of rental gear and trails.

Purgatory ski resort is 28 miles north of Durango off U.S. Highway 550. Snow permitting, it will be open from 9 to 4 daily, starting November 23. For a brochure, write to Purgatory Ski Resort, Box 666, Durango 81301.
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