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January is Winter Trails Month

January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

January is Winter Trails Month

The 22st annual Winter Trails Month is January 2017 and involves almost 100 resorts and Nordic Centers nationwide, and gets 11,000 kids and adults on the snow each year. Winter Trails  offers anyone new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports.

How much fun? Here’s a great video from the Weston Ski Tracks event in MA:

Trails programs and activities vary in size and scope, as each venue chooses a program that will introduce these sports to their communities. Select the state or area to see the locations that are participating. Each Winter Trails event is run by a local organization or business. If you have questions about the location nearest you or if you have a group you wish to bring, please contact the venue directly for details.

The sport offering at each location varies, so please check the specific venue listing for details. Most Winter Trails events are located at Nordic centers or on public lands operated by the U.S. Forest Service or the National Parks Service. Many locations offer education programs and trail tours. Equipment and trail fees are free.

For information about Winter Trails, please contact Reese Brown ([email protected]) 802-236-3021.


  • Get excited to learn something new and to get outside this winter.
  • Find some really fun friends to take with you (optional, but totally worth it!)
  • Visit the Winter Trails website ( and go to the “find a site” page.
  • Search your state or the state you would like to participate in.
  • Find a site you like, or one that is near you, or one that has a cool event description that you like
  • Complete the online registration and print the completed page to take with you
  • Get up early and have a great breakfast, dress in clothes that will be comfortable outside in winter conditions. Don’t forget your hat, gloves and a camera.
  • Get on some gear – like snowshoes, Nordic skis or warm boots and have fun!

Remember that each Winter Trails site is a little different, so listen to what the staff tells you. If you have fun, and we know you will, ask the staff how you can do it again, they will be very helpful.

To learn more about Winter Trails, see local event details and to get more information, visit:

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