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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Learn to Snowshoe, Cross-Country Ski on Jan 10

Free Winter Trail events will be held at about 80 US locations on Jan 10, designed to help people learn to snowshoe and cross-country ski. Two Utah locations will participate, according to this OnTheSnow article. Below are excerpts.

The size and scope of Winter Trails events vary from location to location but they all provide the necessary equipment and assistance to get you started.

Mountain Dell Golf Course: 10 a.m.-3 p.m, I-80 east of Salt Lake City at exit 13. If you are a beginner or first timer on snow, come join the staff of REI, the cross-country ski experts from the Utah Nordic Alliance and the knowledgeable guides from Cottonwood Canyons Foundation.

Soldier Hollow: 12:30-4 p.m. - 2002 Soldier Hollow Lane, Midway. Named one of the top four Nordic ski resorts in America by Outside Magazine, the premier cross-country facility will be offering free trail passes, equipment, and mini lessons to all first-time skiers. You will have the opportunity to ski on 33 kilometers of groomed trails on cross-country skis or snowshoeing on marked and mapped trails that are gentle and exhilarating. Call (435) 654-2002 for more information.

Read the entire article.

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