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Sign up: Nordic Kids put families on skis at Mount Spokane

Syringa Barenti and Zane Barnwell lead their group in a warm-up ski along the set tracks at Mount Spokane cross-country ski area at the start of a Nordic Kids session last winter. More than 100 kids participate in the weekly winter cross-country skiing program run by parents and sponsored by the Spokane Nordic Ski Education Foundation. (RICH LANDERS photos)
Syringa Barenti and Zane Barnwell lead their group in a warm-up ski along the set tracks at Mount Spokane cross-country ski area at the start of a Nordic Kids session last winter. More than 100 kids participate in the weekly winter cross-country skiing program run by parents and sponsored by the Spokane Nordic Ski Education Foundation. (RICH LANDERS photos)

WINTER SPORTS --  Kids ages 5-15 are the focus of the popular Nordic Kids cross-country skiing program at Mount Spokane, but parents who need a primer don’t have to sit around.

Spokane Nordic Ski Education Foundation is taking registration for Saturday skiing lessons that start Jan. 7 and run most Saturdays through March 3. Last year, 150 kids joined groups led by volunteer instructors through the season.

“This is a family sport, so we decided last year to have a lesson for parents who needed help with nordic skiing,” said Alison Liaboe, Nordic Kids co-organizer.

“That was a real hit. So this year, we’re offering three free lessons to parents who enroll their kids in the program.”

Also new, five of the volunteer coaches will be certified instructors.

Participants must become members of SNSEF ($30 per family).

Cost for the seven weekend Nordic Kids sessions is $50.

Sign up online.


 




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Rich Landers
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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