Thursday, January 7, 2010

Celebrate National Winter Trails Saturday January 9 at Soldier Hollow


WHAT: The 15th annual Winter Trails® event offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and free at Soldier Hollow, UT. Through these easy-to-learn activities, participants can have fun and discover the health and fitness benefits of snow sports. Equipment is provided free by venue or product suppliers and will offer educational programs, clinics and guided tours.

WHO: Winter Trails is presented through a partnership between SnowSports Industries America, the not-for-profit member-owned trade association representing snow and winter sports companies, American Hiking Society, a recreation –based conservation organization that promotes and protects foot trails and the hiking experience, and Cross Country Ski Areas Association, a national organization representing Nordic Centers across North America.

WHERE: Soldier Hollow, 2002 Soldier Hollow Lane, Midway, UT  84049. Directions from Salt Lake City, take I-80 East to Silver Creek Junction (exit 146). Go east on U.S. 40 past Jordanelle Reservoir toward Heber City. Take right turn on State Road 113 (100 South) to Midway. Take a left on 113 in Midway, and travel two miles. Turn right just before the railroad tracks and follow signs to Soldier Hollow. Located in Wasatch Mountain State Park, Soldier Hollow is about 53 miles from downtown Salt Lake City.

WHEN: Saturday, January 9, 2010, 12:30pm – 4pm; Visit  for more information or contact 435-654-2002 e-mail: .

WHY: Winter Trails is a great way to learn winter outdoor activities that are fun and easy to do with friends and family. Snowshoeing is similar to walking and has the shortest learning curve. Learning the sport can earn points towards a President’s Challenge for Active Lifestyle Award. In 2008, more than 11,000 people participated in Winter Trails and together burned 6 million calories per hour. The average person can burn 500 calories per hour by snowshoeing and/or cross country skiing.

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