TD Bank Kids Ski Fest January 13!

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – TD Bank Kids Ski Fest will be returning to Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center on Sunday, January 13th 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!

Presented in conjunction with the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA), the TD Bank 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. $19 regularly). Rentals for participating parents will be $10.

The day’s activities and games will include Steve’s Awesome Obstacle Course, Classic Team Sprint Relays, group games, treats to eat at the Cabin, a lollipop race for the youngest skiers and more.  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 creature hunt and the snow tubing hill are also available for more activity and fun.

“The TD Bank Kids Ski Fest is a wonderful showcase for all the enjoyable winter activities families can do at Great Glen.  Last year we welcomed hundreds of kids here to take part  in the weekend long BKL Festival; this year we hope to welcome many back for this one day Ski Fest of similar activities,” said Sue Wemyss, Cross Country Olympian and Great Glen Trails Ski School Director. “This is also a great way to participate in the national “No Child Left Inside” Campaign which is helping to encourage kids around the country to be more active during the winter months,” Wemyss added.

The 2013 Schedule is as follows:
9:00 am-1 pm 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
10:15-10:40 am Games on skis, morning session
11:00 am Classic Team Sprint Relays; cross age groups (grades 1-9), Teams picked randomly.
12:00 noon Lollipop Race (preschool up to Grade 2)
12:30-1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00-1:30 pm First time skiers’ mini-lesson: how to put on equipment, turn skis, snowplow, and get up from a fall
1:45-2:15 pm Games on skis, afternoon session
2:15 pm Ski tour to the Great Angel cabin
2:00-3:00 pm Treats at Great Angel

Ongoing:  Steve’s Awesome Obstacle Course (on skis), Trails Tracker, snow tubing, trail skiing.

For more information call Great Glen Trails at (603) 466-3988 or visit online at www.greatglentrails.com and look under family programs, or visit the New England Nordic Ski Association website at www.nensa.net

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