WINTER FUN: Skiing, Snow Show Sessions Offered

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It’s January, it’s cold, and if you feel stuck on the sofa here’s an idea to get you outdoors again.

The Jasper County Conservation Board is hosting cross country and snow shoe sessions out at the Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve. For $10 you can try the activities on the park’s many nature trails.

“Just need to give it a try I mean it’s not that hard, you’re not gonna be sore. It can be as easy as you want it, it’s a great thing to do besides set out and just go for a walk. Come out and try it,” says Dennis Cooling, Jasper County Park Ranger.

Conservation leaders say the winter Olympics may help to spur more interest in outdoor snow activity.

“We’re just out last Saturday. I had a few ladies come out, they cross country skied for about an hour or so. They had been worried about it being really cold. After skiing for a while their bodies warmed up and they were feeling great,” says Katie Cantu, Jasper County Naturalist.

The cross country skiing and snowshoe program is open three more Saturdays:

January 18th and February 1st and 15th. The events run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.