A highlight of the cross-country season is the annual Ski Fest in early January, when more than 100 ski areas in 22 states and three Canadian provinces offer special incentives for first-time skiers. These include free introductory lessons, discount trail passes, and reduced-fee or free rentals. For information on locations, call Ski Fest at (603) 239-8888 .


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