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Ahhh. A nice warm shower after a day of fun in the sun. The staff and volunteers worked hard to groom all the trails, di...
01/20/2020

Ahhh. A nice warm shower after a day of fun in the sun. The staff and volunteers worked hard to groom all the trails, dig out the yurt, and get everything refreshed for a busy week ahead.

We are open for the MLK holiday tomorrow from 9:00 to 5:00. Get the kids out of the house to participate in skiing, snowshoeing, or sledding.

01/19/2020
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It was a great day at the Nordic Center today, come practice tomorrow for next years race!

Weather report: 14" of snow, 28°F (-2°C) and barely a slight breeze. All of creekside and the race course were groomed l...
01/18/2020

Weather report: 14" of snow, 28°F (-2°C) and barely a slight breeze. All of creekside and the race course were groomed last night by the Piston Bully. Clear visibility makes these the best conditions we've had for the potato cup XC ski race in years!

Nordic center weather report: 15" of snow and -3°C (or 27° in 'F'reedom units).Trails were groomed this week and new sno...
01/17/2020

Nordic center weather report:
15" of snow and -3°C (or 27° in 'F'reedom units).
Trails were groomed this week and new snow & wind has covered them with a decent layer of powder. Get carving.

01/12/2020

Snowshoe and Wine today at the East Mink Creek Nordic Center! Plan your travel responsibly by bringing a designated driver. Designated drivers get a free snowshoe rental. Come enjoy all of the snow we've received!

3” Thursday and more in the forecast. Go XC ski this weekend at the East Mink Creek Nordic Center.  Http://Nordic.pocate...
01/10/2020

3” Thursday and more in the forecast. Go XC ski this weekend at the East Mink Creek Nordic Center. Http://Nordic.pocatello.us

01/05/2020

Easy skiing today at the East Mink Creek Nordic center. About an inch fell on top off fresh grooming. Great coverage on the trails and dog friendly areas north of the A Frame.

Creekside is groomed for skiing at the East Mink Creek Nordic Center.
01/03/2020

Creekside is groomed for skiing at the East Mink Creek Nordic Center.

01/02/2020

Conditions are excellent on the main loop and above.

01/01/2020

We are open at the Nordic Center on this New Years Day, come visit us!

Who has the guts?
12/31/2019

Who has the guts?

Ready for 2020?!?! We have been working hard to make this year’s events our best yet. Registration for all 3 of our 2020 events opens at midnight. Each year we sell out sooner and sooner so don’t delay and start the new year with a great goal by signing up!

12/14/2019

The East Mink Creek Nordic Center will be open by noon.
This is a soft opening, no rentals today but you can rent Sunday 9-5.

Our second great gift idea are cross country ski lessons! A great activity to enjoy as a family, healthy and fun. The da...
12/11/2019

Our second great gift idea are cross country ski lessons! A great activity to enjoy as a family, healthy and fun. The dates for these are listed below, some private parties may be available. Message us or comment on this post for more information!

New program this year, the Womens Snowshoe Escape. An overnight trip, meals, and quite the life experience. Sign up now ...
12/09/2019

New program this year, the Womens Snowshoe Escape. An overnight trip, meals, and quite the life experience. Sign up now while there are still spots left! This would make a great gift for that special lady in your life- get her a gift to enjoy the outdoors.

12/09/2019

Black Friday, Small biz Saturday, and Cyber monday, are over and I'm still looking for gifts. If you are in my shoes, check our page as we will be posting great christmas gifts. (Will also be listed in our events).

12/02/2019

3.5" of snow at the Nordic Center. We need 5" to try to make the magic happen. East fork road will be plowed today to keep it from icing up. Keep dancing. The XC ski club will be packing the nordic trails tonight they can be groomed after we get an additional 2".

12/02/2019
Pocatello Cross Country Ski Foundation
11/20/2019

Pocatello Cross Country Ski Foundation

Winter will be here soon! Join the Pocatello Cross Country Ski Foundation! We groom 4 days a week at the Mink Creek Nordic Center, and have skiing events throughout the winter. See https://www.pokyxc.org/membership/ for more info.

11/19/2019

Run your rolls off with Turkey Trot ...
Thanksgiving day, 9:00am at the Ross Park Pool..,
Every food bank donation gets extra entries to the raffle...
No registration necessary!

Give the gift of fitness!  you can gift a registration for fun runs, obstacle races, THOR Jr, ski passes, trips and othe...
11/12/2019

Give the gift of fitness! you can gift a registration for fun runs, obstacle races, THOR Jr, ski passes, trips and other activities with outdoor recreation. http://register.pocatello.us

Sign up for the 2020 THOR 10K mountain obstacle race now.  We offer Solo, Duo and Quad divisions.  Prices will never be ...
11/05/2019

Sign up for the 2020 THOR 10K mountain obstacle race now. We offer Solo, Duo and Quad divisions. Prices will never be lower. http://register.pocatello.us

Get your gobble wobble on and support our local foodbank!
11/04/2019

Get your gobble wobble on and support our local foodbank!

Coming soon! On Thanksgiving Day the Pocatello Turkey Trot returns! Any non-perishable food donation on race day or online donation to the The Idaho Foodbank covers race entry for Poky's annual Turkey Day 5K Fun Run. Hosted by Pocatello Outdoor Recreation :)

LAST CALL!  Nordic ski season passes are $35 off until Nov 1.  Buy them at the community Recreation center at 144 Wilson...
10/30/2019

LAST CALL! Nordic ski season passes are $35 off until Nov 1. Buy them at the community Recreation center at 144 Wilson ave. Additional discounts apply for couples, families and youth.

10/23/2019

We need donations for our annual Turkey Trot 5k run/walk. All participants donate to the Idaho Food Bank. Each donation = a raffle entry. We need raffle prizes.

Being half way up a cargo net in the mountains isn't going to hold back outdoor director Lance from taking your call. Yo...
10/03/2019

Being half way up a cargo net in the mountains isn't going to hold back outdoor director Lance from taking your call. Your thoughts, comments, and questions REALLY matter to us.

The THOR Jr obstacle race was a huge success. Thanks to the sponsors and the co-presenter My World Discovery Museum
09/30/2019

The THOR Jr obstacle race was a huge success. Thanks to the sponsors and the co-presenter My World Discovery Museum

09/27/2019

Slacklines 2019, part 2

09/27/2019

Obstacle 8, Slacklines - Thor's trials 2019

Free shuttle busses are running Tuesdays and Thursdays on the 'Just Cuz' 1/2 marathon route. We meet at 6 and a friendly...
09/25/2019

Free shuttle busses are running Tuesdays and Thursdays on the 'Just Cuz' 1/2 marathon route. We meet at 6 and a friendly staff member kidnaps you for your desired distance from your car. Motivated or not, you then have to run back to civilization.

Tuesdays meet at centennial park
Thursday’s meet at the LDS church on portneuf road below the mink creek intersection.

Race day is October 12th. https://www.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t2.wcs?clientid=POCATELL&siteid=1

09/19/2019

THOR Jr obstacle 5- rope swing.

09/19/2019

THOR Jr obstacle 8- the gong.

09/19/2019

THOR Jr obstacle 2- cargo nets.

09/19/2019

THOR Jr obstacle course preview obstacle 3- THORn alley

09/19/2019

THOR Jr obstacle course preview obstacle 1

Our lovely mayor Blad volunteers his time to help us cook breakfast every year for the Simplot run. With his new diploma...
09/18/2019

Our lovely mayor Blad volunteers his time to help us cook breakfast every year for the Simplot run. With his new diplomatic sized spatula that task just got a bit easier. Just look at the smile on his face.

09/18/2019

Thor Jr rope swing preview.

09/18/2019

Thor's trials obstacle 6 - Ballista (rubber band shoot). We planning on making this a Thor status redemption obstacle if you can shoot through the target instead of just hitting it.

The woods are filling with cargo nets, slacklines, and all sorts of contraptions. You know Thor's trials is around the c...
09/17/2019

The woods are filling with cargo nets, slacklines, and all sorts of contraptions. You know Thor's trials is around the corner.

Have a look around at the dedicated runners of the Simplot fun run - the last of the 2019 series. Thank you for a great ...
09/15/2019

Have a look around at the dedicated runners of the Simplot fun run - the last of the 2019 series.
Thank you for a great year everyone.

Volunteer Doris rocking the series hoodie. First dibs to runners who also volunteer.
09/13/2019

Volunteer Doris rocking the series hoodie. First dibs to runners who also volunteer.

A sure sign of the end of the fun run series is the arrival of cases of hoodies for all the good little girls and boys w...
09/12/2019

A sure sign of the end of the fun run series is the arrival of cases of hoodies for all the good little girls and boys who have been keeping up their attendance.

If you know anyone doing the THOR obstacle race on sept 28 tag them so they have a 1 up on the puzzle.
09/12/2019

If you know anyone doing the THOR obstacle race on sept 28 tag them so they have a 1 up on the puzzle.

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Pocatello, ID
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Please delete if not allowed... I am looking for a man who was Mountain biking up Cusick Creek yesterday around 3-4 pm. He had a lot of things to say to my friend and I as we rode out horses, and I'd like to finish our conversation about trail use. He was about 6' tall, maybe 190-220 lbs, brown hair and beard, big mouth, and really had a seriously difficult time riding over hoofprints in the dirt. He also has no respect for women or for our horses and our safety. If anyone knows who I'm talking about, please let him know I'm looking to finish our conversation. He told me that people know who I am, and that he'd find out where I lived. I want to let him know that I'm here to help him know who I am and to tell him where I live. You did not frighten me sir. It's time to see how much of a coward you are now. Please contact me and face the music for your terrible behavior. Thank you. Also, thank you to everyone else who shares the trail with everyone, and who sees that safety and fun for everyone one the trail is the main goal. I've met many people on the trails (many of SE Idaho's trails) taking part in all forms of recreation and in many years I've had very few bad experiences. I also hike, mountain bike, ride dirt bikes, ATV, and go Jeeping around on appropriately marked trails on top of my horseback riding adventures. I care for the trails like everyone else does. I don't want his bad behavior to cast a bad light on anyone else in the mountain biking community. Picture of my horse riding at home for attention. She was the one that kept me safe yesterday while we were chased off the trail and harassed multiple times. I'm sure this man was hoping he could scare our horses enough to get us bucked off. Thank goodness my horse, and my friend's horse are better than average, but if he does this to someone else he will land someone in the hospital. Thanks for any information.
Thanks for doing an amazing job up at the Nordic Center, you guys! Went up there on Wednesday for the Connor Academy 4th & 5th grade field trip. It was great, and the instructors were great with the kids.
A brief infomercial on the 'East Fork of Mink Creek Nordic Center'.
I was skiing the other day and a very nice person checked my pass and she went on to tell me that it is important to check in at the fee box, even with a post-it not, if the office isn't open...that they track the volume in terms of use and it helps them with applying for future grant funds. I shared this today with some other people passing the entry gate and they, much like I, wasn't aware of the importance of self-reporting/checking in when the office isn't open. Is there a way to have a professional sign made for the entry to help communicate this? Of the 5 outings I made over the last week (while the office was closed), I've never seen anyone check in at the box and this could help raise some awareness of the importance of doing so...just my two cents.
East Fork of Mink Creek Nordic Center infomercial. For more info go to nordic.pocatello.us
Yes, it's true. We will be open. It is important to mention that the Pocatello Cross Country Ski Foundation grooms most nights at the Nordic Center. We appreciate them so much! Make sure you thank a groomer!
Fall creek falls, south fork of Snake river below Palisades dam. Just another day in our teen/tween summer program.
Thanks to the dedicated City employees and the volunteers for all the hard work making the Nordic Center great! And, I mistakenly took a black North Face down vest that looks like mine. I apologize and if it's yours, please PM me and I'll get it to you or bring it to the next work day.
How do we get our finish times from today? Random question I know :)
How do I rent kayaks from you
OVER THE TOP TRAIL RACE ANNOUNCEMENT Saturday, May 13th. 7AM -12:30PM Centennial Park/Pocatello City Creek For more infromation about the race go to pocatellorunningclub.org