It has been said that if you can walk you can cross country ski. Well the folks at Soldier Hollow Resort are here to prove this with their upcoming “Winter Trails Day” on Saturday, January 10.
From 1 pm to 4 pm, Soldier Hollow Resort invites the public to come up to the Heber Valley to experience cross country skiing or snowshoeing for free!
Richard Hodges, director of Soldier Hollow Resort, hopes to expose more people to the thrills and health benefits of these winter time sports. "Getting outside during the winter is good for the soul," said Hodges.
In 2002, Soldier Hollow Resort hosted all the Nordic (cross country skiing) events, including the biathlon, when Utah hosted the Olympic Winter games. Since then Soldier Hollow has remained as the premiere high altitude competition and training facility in both national and international collegiate and professional Nordic events.
The Winter Trails Days event is designed for beginners learn a new activity that’s fun for the whole family, so long up hill climbs and sprint finishes aren't necessary to feel like a champion.
Hodges knows that sometimes cross country skiing gets a bad rap because it can seem challenging to people who are new to the sport, so here are some tips to make your winter trails day experience awesome.