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The cross-country ski workshop “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” is set for January 5 and 6



Billings, Montana – In Billings and Red Lodge, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program is holding a cross-country skiing clinic. The session is scheduled for January 5–6. In Montana, cross-country skiing is a great way to stay active throughout the winter.

Students will gather at the FWP office in Billings on Friday, January 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for a classroom discussion covering fundamental skiing techniques, clothing and equipment, nearby trails, and other topics. The class will be held at the Nordic Center in Red Lodge on Saturday, January 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for skiing. The workshop is subject to weather and snow conditions.

Adult women who have never or very rarely skied cross-country are the target audience for this program, which aims to teach them the fundamentals and connect them with other like-minded people. While everyone is invited, the emphasis of the lesson will be on novices. Skiing cross-country can be dangerous. For this session, it is advised to have a basic level of fitness because cross-country skiing demands a strong complete body and outstanding balance. Participants can have sore muscles following the class.

$35 covers the entire cost of the workshop, which includes $10 for FWP registration and instruction, $15 for gear rental from The Base Camp in Billings, and $10 for a Nordic Center trail pass in Red Lodge. It is the responsibility of each participant to reserve their ski equipment by December 30 at The Base Camp.

A nationwide initiative called BOW provides practical, outdoor classes with patient, energetic teachers in a supportive, safe environment. The session will be guided by FWP employees and community volunteers who are enthusiastic about imparting their outdoor expertise.

This session has a maximum of 15 participants and requires online registration. Visit to register.

From Saturday, December 16 at 9 a.m. to Saturday, December 30 at 5 p.m. MST, registration will be available.

Go to for additional details about the Montana BOW program.




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