PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – Kids Ski Fest will be returning to Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center on Sunday, January 11th with a great opportunity for kids and families to enjoy a day of winter fun, with some of the best early season conditions in years!
Great Glen’s Kid’s Ski Fest is geared towards kids of elementary to middle school age. No preregistration is necessary and all activities and rentals for kids are free with a trail pass. Trail passes for participating kids and adults will be $5 (vs. $12 and $20 regularly). Rentals for participating parents will be $10.
The day’s activities will include group games such as “Get Six and Ski”, (a version of Capture the Flag); Predator-Prey; Red Light, Green Light and more; all played on skis. Kids who show up for the Freestyle Team Sprint Relay at 11 am will be paired randomly in two-person, multi-aged teams to sprint around a short loop using classic or skate skiing technique. The youngest skiers can start their careers with the Lollipop Race at noon. Hot chocolate at the Great Angel Cabin will reward those kids making the afternoon trip to one of Great Glen’s most popular destinations.
Kids who are first time skiers will be able to take a free mini-lesson to get started, and then join the game sessions on skis. As they are on a daily basis at Great Glen, the Trails Tracker critter hunt and the snowtubing hill are also available for more activity and fun.
“The Kids Ski Fest is a wonderful showcase for all the enjoyable winter activities families can do at Great Glen.” said Sue Wemyss, Cross Country Olympian and Great Glen Trails Ski School Director. “With having very good conditions over the holiday period for skiing, we’ve been super pleased to host lots of families recently at Great Glen. We have an energetic group of kids taking part in our Great Glen Bill Koch League Club on Sundays, so we look forward to seeing this group and welcoming others for this fun event.”
For the second year, Scoggins General Store in Gorham, NH is sponsoring the event, providing lollipops and sweets as prizes for the team relay. Scoggins General Store, located at 133 Main Street, is a family-owned business carrying items for home décor, toys, a candy counter and unique gifts. Website: www.scogginsstore.com/
The 2015 Kids Ski Fest Schedule is as follows:
9:00 am-1pm Registration opens, rental equipment pickup 9:30-10:00 am First time skiers’ mini-lesson: how to put on equipment, turn skis, snowplow, and get up from a fall
10:15-10:40am Games on skis, morning session
11:00am Freestyle Team Sprint Relays; cross age groups (grades 1-8), Teams picked randomly.
Noon Lollipop Race (preschool up to Grade 2)
12:30-1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00-1:30pm First-time skiers’ mini-lesson: how to put on equipment, turn skis, snowplow, and get up from a fall
Games on skis, afternoon session
Ski tour to the Great Angel cabin
Treats at Great Angel
Ongoing:Trails Tracker critter hunt, snowtubing, trail skiing.