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Grand Marais SkiSparks Club offers low-cost cross country ski lessons for Cook County youth

Dec 08, 2023 10:12AM ● By Content Editor
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By Laura Durenberger-Grunow - Boreal Community Media - October 30, 2023

Note: for those who want to rent skis, the deadline to register is December 10.  

The first official snowfall of the season has come and gone, and many Cook County community members are ready for more. 

One group in particular is the
Grand Marais SkiSparks Club (formerly Y-Ski), which offers low-cost weekly cross-country ski lessons and equipment rental for kids from Kindergarten - 6th grade. Lynnea Morse, SkiSparks Club co-organizer, told Boreal Community Media that SkiSparks "Is a longstanding tradition at Pincushion and recently we have joined the network of similar youth ski instruction programs under the Minnesota Youth Ski League." Lessons take place once a week starting in January at Pincushion Mountain in Grand Marais, 

In order to ensure a successful season, volunteers are needed for a variety of positions, 
which you can learn more about here. Training and lesson plans are provided, and a volunteer meeting will be scheduled in advance of the lessons. Learn more here: 

Registration is now open. Learn more or register here: 

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