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Sign up for kids telemark clinics, gear rentals at 49 Degrees North

Youth skiers take a moment for
Youth skiers take a moment for "Tele Tebow-ing" during a youth telemark turning clinic with Ted "Tele Ned" Ryerson. "It was a faze we Coloradans went through," said Ryerson, who drives a van loaded with youth-size cross-country downhill gear for clinics around the West. (Courtesy)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING – A rare chance for kids ages 6-14 to learn telemark skiing will debut at the annual Winterfest events Jan. 12-13 at 49 Degrees North Ski Area's nordic center.

The first Kids Telemark Ski Clinic will feature a van loaded with youth-size cross-country downhill boots, skis and bindings will be available for half-day and full-day lessons.

Colorado kid-skiing educator Ned "Tele Ned" Ryerson will bring the van and conduct the clinics. Cost, $49 for half day and $69 for full day, includes rentals and lessons. Discounted lift tickets available for non-season pass holders.

Pre-register at 49 Degrees North, (509) 935-6649, extension 610.

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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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