BENSON — Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center will host a women’s-only cross country ski program Feb. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Preregistration is required. The five-hour ski program, Lapland Ladies Love to Ski, is geared to first-timer through intermediate skiers ages 18 or older. The focus will be on skate ski technique.
Cost for the program is $60. Rental equipment, if needed, is additional. Included is a daylong facility-use pass, instruction, lunch with equipment and clothing discussion, social group ski with instructors, group wrap-up, hot beverage and discount coupon for new equipment purchase. The program will be led by Lapland Lake’s Professional Ski Instructors of America-certified instructors Sherry Dixon, Susan Henriksson and Terry Ross. Register online through the website, www.laplandlake.com, or by phone.
“Come learn to ski or come to improve your skills in our supportive, non-competitive environment. This program is ability grouped and taught by women, for women,” said Henriksson.
A complete cross country ski and snowshoe facility celebrating its 41st winter season, Lapland Lake offers fully equipped rental and retail shops and a two-story warming lodge with food service. The trail system has 50km of trails for all ability levels; 38km are marked, mapped and snowcat groomed with trackset and skating lanes; and 12km are ungroomed, marked, mapped snowshoe trails.
Besides cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, other resort activities include ice skating and tubing on two junior hills.
Lodging is available in 10 housekeeping cottages, as well as the new studio unit The Owl’s Nest. Lodging packages include use of trails each day and evening including days of arrival and departure, use of the Finnish wood-burning sauna and discounted ski lessons. Attractive lodging discounts are offered midweek.
Lapland Lake may be contacted at (518) 863-4974, [email protected] and online at www.laplandlake.com.