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(Press Release provided by North American Vasa)

TRAVERSE CITY: The North American Vasa and the Vasa Ski Club will be offering their annual cross country ski program in January at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City. This Northern Michigan skiing program is designed to introduce families and individuals to the basic skills needed to enjoy the sport in a fun and relaxed setting. Cross country skiing is a great family centered activity and is a lifetime form of exercise on our local beautiful trail systems.

The 2016 session will be held on three successive Sunday afternoons January 10, 17 and 24 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Cost of the entire program, including a Timber Ridge trail pass, is only $45 per family or $30 for individuals. The program, which has a limit of 90 participants, has been well attended. Preference for registration is given to first-time participants. A new Race Clinic has been added to prepare skiers for one of the North American Vasa or other ski races. This new option promises to be exciting!

The We-Ski program is a partnership of the North American Vasa, the Vasa Ski Club and Timber Ridge. Volunteer instructors from the Vasa Ski club will provide one hour of group instruction in either classic or freestyle styles during each of the three sessions, followed by a healthy light meal. The class is open to all levels of ability and you will be matched depending on your skills and ability. The volunteer ski instructors are trained by certified Professional Ski Instructor Association personnel. A snack will also be served before the class.

Ski equipment is the responsibility of the skiers. Rental equipment is available at either Brick Wheels or Timber Ridge on a first come, first served basis.

For more information visit or Click on We Ski to download a registration form. Completed forms and the registration fees must be returned to Timber Ridge, 4050 E. Hammond Road, Traverse City, 49686 by December 24.

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