Ski and Snowshoe Days At Winchester Lake State Park
Come join the fun Saturday, January 5, 2008 for the 22nd annual Cross Country Idaho (Free Ski / Snowshoe Day) sponsored by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) and Saturday, January 12, 2008 for the 14th annual Free Winter Trails Day for Snow Sports Beginners.
The events give non-skiers and snowshoers the opportunity to try out the sports and seasoned athletes a chance to learn or hone their advanced skills. According to State Park Director, Robert Meinen, “The purpose of the Free Ski / Snowshoe day is to introduce as many people as possible to great winter recreational activities”. Both Saturdays are Free Days, plus there will be Free Snowshoe Lessons and Free Interpreter Led Snowshoe Hikes on park trails, with Free Snowshoe Rental for Participants, starting at 1:00 pm, both Saturdays. Weather and conditions permitting.
Free Winter Trails Day is part of the “Winter Feels Good” grassroots public awareness campaign that promotes health, fitness and social
benefits of snow sports participation. “During the cold months, we slow down and hibernate, adding pounds to the waistline. Winter Trails is a
great way to learn winter outdoor activities that are fun and create new accomplishments,” said David Ingemie, president of SIA. ”Winter sports
burn many calories- about 500 per hour. Participating in sports from cross-country skiing to snowshoeing keeps one fit and active.”
Winter Trails is organized by SnowSports Industries America (SIA), the American Hiking Society (AHS) and the Cross Country Ski Areas
Association (CCSAA). Winchester Lake State Park is one of more than 100 locations in the U.S. and Canada that are sponsoring events this
January 12, 2008.