Introduce Kids to Nordic Skiing This Winter

by Sandra Foyt on November 4, 2010

in Enrichment Ideas

Introducing kids to Nordic Skiing is now easier, and cheaper, than ever. A new non-profit organization, Rensselaer Plateau Nordic (RPN,) is offering a six-week youth program for kids ages 4-15 at Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area that will meet on Saturday mornings, January 7, 2012 through February 11, 2012. New this year, parents are also encouraged to participate as Pineridge is now offering a discounted program specifically for RPN parents.

Rensselaer Plateau Nordic is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to providing Nordic recreational opportunities and wellness education for Capital Region children and their families. Their youth programs teach kids and families the sport of cross-country skiing through fun activities and games on snow and dry land.

What: Rensselaer Plateau Nordic Youth Programs
When: Saturdays, 10AM, 1/8/11-2/19/11
Cost: $60.00 ($20.00 Siblings) This includes a lessons, equipment rental, trail pass and RPN skills building activities.
Registration: Questions? Contact Dawn Bishop at (518) 708-6077 or More information and a Registration Package are available online at


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| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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