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Carter's XC in Bethel, ME has the Last Stand Tour on Jan 1, Winter Trails Day on Jan 11 for 1st timers and Cancer Survivors/Caregivers, On Snow Demo on Feb 8 and Backcountry Clinic on Feb 9. Free Chocolate treats on Valentine's Day Feb 14.
Waterville Valley, NH has Demo Day & Waxing Clinics with Ultimate Stride & Skate Clinics (held separately) for Int and Adv skiers on Dec 27 and Feb 16. Women's XC Ski Instructional Clinics on Feb 16 and Mar 1.
Lapland Lake in Northville, NY has Marvelous Midweek Rates on Sun-Thurs nonholidays at $175 per night double occupancy including facility use pass, sauna and 50% off of XC ski group lesson.
NATO has Telemark Workshops at Bromley 12/14-15, 1/25-26 and Bolton Valley in VT 12/21, 2/22-23; at Butternut in Great Barrington, MA on 12/28-29; at White Grass in WV on Jan 18-19 and Feb 1-2 for an Adventure Tour and Women's Telemark Workshop on Jan 18-19 at Mad River Glen, VT. www.telemarknato.com
Jackson Ski Touring has 2-hr Guided Educational Nature Tour on Dec 28 and Jan 4 at 10 AM & 1 PM. Again on Dec 29 and Jan 5 at 10 AM. Demo Day on Jan 11. Tuesday Trekkers for weekly social snowshoers starting on Jan 7 at 1 PM and Friday Gliders on Jan 10 at 1 PM for weekly classical XC skiing.
Garnet Hill Lodge, North River, NY has Kids! Ski Program on Sundays for fun, exploration & adventure with skills and games on XC skis, and more.
Annual Paintball Biathlon fun on the snow paintball on skis at Mountain Top Resort in Chittenden, VT on Jan 26.
Ski for Heat statewide fundraiser in VT on Jan 26 to help those in need with heating bills.
Great Glen Outdoors in Gorham, NH has 2 for 1 on Fridays and Mondays with coupon from their website good for trail pass, rentals, , tubing, Snowcoach or Total Ticket.
Making Tracks Snowshoe Package at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT includes 2 nights lodging, BF buffet, lunch voucher, snowshoe rental, gift in room. Jan-end Mar 2014.
New England Women's XC Ski Day on Feb 9 at Bethel Inn, ME with clinics for every level, gear, clothing, & wax demo, prize drawings, and lunch. www.nensa.net/women/
Check for full stories at Cross Country News & Information
Check the snowshoe articles on SnowshoeMag.com.
For Winter Trails Day list of areas with special events and offers for first time skiers and snowshoers see the www.wintertrails.org
Maplelag Resort in Callaway, MN has upcoming XC Ski, Sing & Yoga Retreat on Jan 9, Ski & Be Yoga Retreat on Jan 24, and Women's Wellness Retreat on Feb 20.
XC Ski HQ in Roscommon, MI has the Yoga Ski Retreat on Dec 21. The Silver Streak Week offer for those aged 60+ on Jan 13-17 and don't miss the food specials on the weekends. Check out the XC Ski & Stay special lodging.
Lutsen Resort, MN has its Girlfriend Getaway Package which includes a bottle of champagne, massage or treatment, dinner, BF for minimum of 4 people/2 nights. During the summer if you stay a week at Lutsen, get 14% off lodging. Also the Bed & Breakfast Package starts at $67.
Minocqua Winter Park, WI has the Skijor & Ski Shop Demo day is set for Dec 15 for xc gear and skijor gear with Trailblazers Sled Dog Club. The Light Up the Night Concert is a fundraiser on Dec 28 at the Campanile Ctr. Inga Lami of the Northwoods is a women's xc ski & snowshoe event on Jan 11-12 for moonlight activity, breakfast on the following AM and fun.
The Winter Tracks Festival in MN including Lutsen-Grand Marais-Gunflint areas on Jan 31-Feb 9 for arts, music, and special activities. see www.visitCookCountry.com
Cable Natural History Museum in Cable, WI has many special programs. Check for weekly schedule. 715-798-3890. www.cablemuseum.org
Boundary Country Trekking in northern MN has a yurt to yurt adventure, or lodge to lodge trek.
North House Folk School at 500 W. Hgwy 61 in Grand Marais, MN has the Northern Fiber Retreat on Feb 12-17 with 17 course Lunch & Learn and Evening Gatherings. The Woodcarver's Week is Mar 4-9 and the Northern Sustainability Symposium is set for May 1-4. www.northhouse.org
Demo Day at Tahoe Donner XC in Truckee, CA on Dec 27; Guided Snowshoe Tour on Dec 22 & 29; Biathlon Clinic on Feb 8, Valentine Tour & Dinner on Feb 14; Taste of Truckee food event on the trails on Mar 23.
Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, CO has stay 2 nights and get 1 night free.
Sorensen's Resort in Hope Valley, CA has a Wreathmaking Workshop on Dec 7-8. Winter Wilderness Survival Class on Jan 11. Winter Sketching Workshop on Feb 2.
The Rendezvous Ski Trails in W. Yellowstone, MT has Free trail pass and lessons on Jan 4 and also Try Biathlon Day with guns and ammo supplied. The Taste of the Trails is a 5 km 4-stop food event set for Feb 15 at 2-5 PM.
Sun Valley Nordic Festival in ID on Jan 25-Feb 2, 2014 with demos, races, seminars, night fun, and the Boulder Mountain Tour. Galena Lodge. www.svnordicfestival.com
Sun Mtn Lodge in Winthrop, WA in the Methow Valley has 3rd Night Free offer. Ski Camp on Dec 19-22 at Sun Mtn Lodge for yoga, XC ski sessions, demos. Kids Holiday Ski Camp on Dec 29-30. Vintage Ski Festival with old gear and outfits for a promenade tour and festival. "Try Biathlon" on Jan 1 and Ski for Women on Feb 2.
Scandanavian 6 Course Wine Dinner at Izaak Walton Inn on Dec 7. Women's Ski Weekend on Dec 7-8 and Jan 11-12 for low stress XC ski instruction, massage, yoga. Bordering Glacier Natl Pk in Essex, MT.
Vista Verde Ranch near Steamboat, CO has Winter Carnival Pkg for 3 nights during Feb 5-9 carnival fun in town and the Spring Break Getaway at the ranch for the family 7 nights during Feb 22-Mar 8 with free massage for Mom and Dad.
Enchanted Forest in Red River, NM has the unique traditional Luminaria Tour on Dec 25 at 6:30 for a 3 km loop lit with faroilitos (candles in bags). The Just Desserts event is Feb 22 at 12-2 PM with sweets and treats along the trail. New Moonlight Ski/Snowshoe & Dinner at the Yurt on Dec 17, Jan 16, Valentines on Feb 14 and Mar 22.