Ski For Free in West Yellowstone & the Backcountry Scientist Project

FasterSkierJanuary 26, 2010

The West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation (WYSEF) has coordinated with the Hebgen Lake Forest Service District to offer a FREE ski day at the Rendezvous Ski Trails on Saturday, January 30th.  Local Nordic shops, Freeheel & Wheel 406-646-7744 and Bud Lilly’s 406-646-7801, will offer ski rentals at no charge on a first come, first served basis this day.  WYSEF Board Members and other community experts will offer complimentary ski lessons at 11am. Meet at the Rendezvous Trailhead Building and learn how to skate or classic ski!  Guided one hour family snowshoe walks will leave the trailhead building at 11:30am and 1pm, with some snowshoes available.  No reservations or trail permit required.  Last year, the FREE SKI DAY was a terrific success.  Join us on Saturday and help us celebrate Winter Trails Day 2010!

On Sunday, January 31st the Winter Wildlands Alliance is sponsoring the Backcountry Scientist Project in West Yellowstone, an innovative program that trains and engages backcountry skiers, Nordic skiers, and snowshoers as volunteer citizen scientists and activists in the conservation of rare carnivores.  Spend the day learning how to recognize, document, and report rare carnivore tracks.  This program is free of charge but registration is limited.  Call 307-733-3742 or email to reserve your spot or for more information.

Next Up:  Spam Cup Classic & Pursuit Race on the Rendezvous Ski Trails, February 6th.


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