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 beginning at noon Sunday.

Rental skis, boots and poles will be provided for those pre-registering for the equipment by 7 p.m. Thursday. We will need your name, age and phone number. We will also need your approximate height, weight, shoe size and the type of skiing you intend to try, 'skate' or 'classic' style. Contact Bob, (218) 348-5200 or Greg, (218) 590-3051 to register.

Everyone is welcome. Children must be registered by a parent or guardian, and children

8 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Youth groups, such as scouts and 4-H, may

participate by pre-registering. No memberships or trail passes are required.

The ski lessons are sponsored by the Brule Valley Ski Club, Brule River State Forest and

Brule Lions. 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.