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White Pass offers free Nordic ski lessons and reduced rate rentals

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WHITE PASS, Wash- January is "learn to ski and snowboard month", and White Pass is having a special promotion for people who want to learn Nordic skiing.  On Saturday the 29th White Pass is hosting the second annual "Ski Jamboree".   They will be offering free cross-country ski lessons and reduced rental rates.   

Their director of Nordic sports says there are health benefits to cross country skiing.

"It's a full body workout, cardiovascular workout", says Richard Brooks, Director of Nordic sports at White Pass.  "The loops that we have here, we have 18k at White Pass Nordic Center, are exciting and designed for Nordic skiing", he continued.

Brooks also pointed out that Nordic skiing is more affordable than traditional skiing, passes are about a quarter of the price of a regular lift ticket.  The "ski jamboree" event is next Saturday from 9am-3pm.