Sandpoint Nordic Club and Schweitzer host XC Ski Free Day

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(Courtesy photo) A participant enjoys some fun on the snow in last year’s XC Ski Free Day, which returns on Dec. 16.

SANDPOINT — How do you embrace the winter? Are you ready to try the fastest growing sport in our commaunity?

The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting many snowy moths ahead, and the Sandpoint Nordic Club has been ramping up its efforts to provide another successful Cross Country Ski Free Day to the community. This is your chance to learn how to cross country ski, and experience a great activity for all to get out and enjoy the snowy winter to come.

Free lessons will be on Saturday, Dec. 16 at “The Roundabout” on Schweitzer Mountain Road. Beginner Classic Skiing and beginner Skate Skiing lessons will be offered during three sessions throughout the day. Everyone who attends will also receive a coupon for a future discounted lesson package at Schweitzer to continue improving their skills.

The three sessions offered, start at 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with equipment fittings scheduled a half hour before each session. Participants need to have equipment on before their lesson starts. Bring a friend or come by yourself ready to learn the fun Nordic sport.

The cost is free, however rentals and lesson reservations must be booked by calling Schweitzer Ski and Ride Center at 208-355-3070 or visit lessons@schweitzer.com. Ski packages will be available for full season rentals after lessons.

For more event information, visit www.sandpointnordic.com and click on events tab.

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