Nordic Wolves -
This program is for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade. This year’s version of the program is replacing previous year’s ‘Nordic Kids’ and ‘Flying Squirrels’ program. Nordic Wolves was created to give kids a place to learn more about xc skiing and to have big fun in the process. It’s for kids who are either; A) too young to be on the elementary school Ski Team, B) who aren’t quite ready for Ski Team skill wise, or C) simply for those who don’t want to be competitive on skis.
Nordic Wolves will meet every Thursday (4pm – 5:30pm) and Sunday (2:30 – 4:30pm), starting Sunday Jan. 6th and ending on Thursday Feb. 28th at the Winter Park Chalet. Kids will be broken down into age and ability level groups (Nordic Pups and Nordic Wolves), and each session will focus on having fun on skis. Hopefully, in the process, we will learn a few things about cross country skiing along the way! At the conclusion of the Sunday sessions, kids will have the opportunity to go tubing on the Squirrel Hill snow tubing runs at no additional cost.
Cost for the 8 week program (16 sessions) will only be $50 per skier. Kids who need rental gear can rent that from the Ski Shop for $5 per session.
Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are two great ways to stay active through Northern Wisconsin’s long winter season. Our “Active Kids” campaign has been a program we’ve offered the past couple of years to help get local Lakeland area kids outdoors. In the past couple of years, we received a Youth Skiing Grant from the American Birkebeiner to help fund this program. Unfortunately, we did not receive this grant this year. However, realizing the importance of this program, we’ve decided to continue offering a free Season Ski Pass to all Lakeland area children (MHLT, AVW, and LDF students) who are in the fourth grade and younger. To participate in this program, ask for and fill out a registration form the next time you are at Minocqua Winter Park.