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A picture taken on Sept. 2, 2019, shows the the first crescent of the moon rising in the sky of Tours, Central France. (Guillaume Souvant, ADP via Getty Images)
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There’s nothing quite like sliding your skis across a blanket of snow shining in the moonlight.

National Park Service rangers and the Gunnison Nordic Club are teaming up to host a moonlight ski at Black Canyon of the Gunnison this Saturday, Feb. 8.

Whether you’re a classic or skate skier, grab your gear and head to the park. You can meet up with other skiers and rangers at the park’s South Rim visitor center from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be light refreshments.

The moon should be nearly full on Saturday, providing plenty of visibility.

The park asked people to consider carpooling as parking is limited. You can access the visitor center via South Rim Drive. Both East Portal and North Rim Roads are closed.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison is 264 miles from Denver near Montrose.

UPDATED Feb. 4, 2020, at 4:35 p.m.: Due to a reporter’s error, this story previously stated the wrong phase of the moon. It will be a waxing gibbous.

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