WINTER SPORTS -- North Idaho cross-country skiers don't have to head to the annual Winterfest at 49 Degrees North this weekend to find free nordic skiing lessons. Schweitzer Mountain and the Sandpoint Nordic Club are offering free classic and skate-skiing lessons plus equipment demos on Saturday.
Trails will be groomed specifically for beginners and free rentals will be available at "The Roundabout" on a first-come first-served basis.
Schweitzer ski instructors conduct classic and skate sessions at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
Freebies include hot chocolate and snacks, plus a coupon that entitles lesson-takers to a free Nordic Trail Pass to use at Schweitzer another day!