For those who have considered trying snowshoeing or cross-country skiing ...... but weren't sure what gear to get, or how to get started, etc. ...... here's your chance to learn a bit about the sports.
"Winter TrailsŪ Day 2006 will occur on January 7, 2006, in various locations throughout North America. First-timers will have the opportunity to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free at more than 100 locations nationwide.
Winter Trails Day, now entering its 11th year, offers children and adults NEW to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for FREE, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports."
And if you go here:
You can find out where the event locations are.
Altas also has free workshops on snowshoeing, through REI, at places throughout the US: