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Nordic Kids puts youths in the groove at Mount Spokane

The Nordic Kids program teaches cross-country skiing skills to kids at Mount Spokane.  (Spokane Nordic)
The Nordic Kids program teaches cross-country skiing skills to kids at Mount Spokane. (Spokane Nordic)

WINTERSPORTS – Signup is underway for the club-sponsored youth cross-country ski program that runs for eight winter weekends at Mount Spokane State Park.

Families who become members of Spokane Nordic, the club that supports the cross-country trail system on the mountain, can register children in Nordic Kids. Adult cross-country skiing lessons also are available.

Family memberships are $60 per year and Nordic Kids enrollment is $75, and $70 for additional kiddos. Registration costs increase after Dec. 15.

Starting Jan. 7, the youths meet in small groups on each Saturday through March 4 for two-hour group sessions with certified instructors who emphasize fun on skis as well as learning skills for classic and skating techniques.

Following decades of tradition, the kids are treated to hot cocoa and cookies at the end of each lesson when they return to the Selkirk Lodge.

Sign-up at www.spokanenordic.org.




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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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