Free Skiing This Weekend!

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The annual Winter Trails day is being held this upcoming weekend, on Saturday, Jan. 12th. This is a program that offers free snowshoe and XC ski equipment rentals at approximately 100 locations in 24 states.

Visit the Winter Trails website to find a participating resort near you:

In addition to Winter Trails snowshoe and cross country ski events, several state resort associations, including Ski Utah, Vermont Ski Areas Association, Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association, Colorado Ski Country USA, New Hampshire, Ski Areas Association and others, are offering free or affordable learning programs for alpine skiing and snowboarding. Many of these programs can be found at

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