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Mink Creek Nordic Center opening in Pocatello Friday


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POCATELLO — One of Pocatello’s most popular winter destinations is opening this weekend.

The East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center will open Friday, with 75% of the center ready for cross country skiers, snowshoers and sledders.

“Nordic skiing is an affordable and naturally socially distanced recreation opportunity,” Pocatello outdoor recreation manager Lance Clark said in a news release. “Pocatello is fortunate to have a facility that you can show up to, rent equipment on-site, and go ski world-class trails at a reasonable price.”

In addition to the customary attractions, fat bikes will be allowed on the snowshoe trail this season. In years past, the wide-tired bicycles were kept to designated areas.

All daily-groomed trails at the Scout Mountain facility are open 24/7 to visitors with the purchase of season or day passes. Skis, snowshoes and tubes can be rented on-site as well, but only Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost of admission is $9 for adults, $4 for 6-18 year old and $7 for seniors.

The Nordic Center is located at 2901 S 2nd Avenue in Pocatello. For more information visit the Nordic Center website.