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Ski lessons for kids, adults offered at After Hours Ski Trail

Free beginning and intermediate cross-country ski lessons for both children and adults in both the classic and skate styles will be offered at the After Hours Ski Trail in the Brule River State Forest on Saturday.

Be at the trailhead and ready to ski by 12:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome. Children must be registered by a parent or guardian, and children age 8 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Youth groups, such as Scouts and 4-H, may participate by registering in advance. No memberships or trail passes required.

Rental equipment will be available until 4 p.m., but only for those who pre-register and are present to checkout equipment at noon. The cost for rental skis, boots, and poles is $5 for youths 12 and younger and $15 for others.

To register, call Valerie Kozlovsky at (715) 372-5004 by 7 pm. Thursday.

For each person renting equipment, provide name, whether classic or skate-style equipment is desired, shoe size, whether the shoe size is a child or adult size, and sex, age and approximate weight and height. Please also leave your name and telephone number.

The ski lessons are sponsored by the Brule Valley Ski Club, Brule River State Forest and Brule Lions Club. The After Hours trailhead and parking lot are just south of Highway 2 on After Hours Road, which is the first road west of the Brule River.