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Locals enjoy a perfect day of cross country skiing on the MSTF trails

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NEWPORT — On Saturday, local kids and adults gathered to enjoy a day of cross country skiing on the local Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation (MSTF) trails.

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Owen Tatum and a team of local groomers had the trails in perfect condition for the event.

The North Country High School Cross Country Ski Team was there to run the ski tour for the youth and then present lollipops and ribbons to all the participants.

Adults had the choice of a 10K or 20K tour that included the upper trails to the east of Darling Hill and the western trails on the shores of Lake Memphremagog.

The views were fantastic and the snow was just right for all level of skiing.

MSTF volunteers Faye and Rob Long set up a drink and snack station at the Ridgehill Crossing so participants were greeted with smiles, encouragement, and nourishment.

“We have great resources right here in our own backyard so by hosting these kinds of events we hope more individuals and families will join MSTF and take advantage of the trails,” Anthony Moccia, President of MSTF, said.

Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers, that aims to create and promote a system of well-maintained and easily accessible cross country ski trails for all ages and all abilities.

These beautiful trails can be accessed off the bike path or off Darling Hill Road where there is dedicated parking below the big green barn at 3892 Darling Hill.

More trail and ski rental information is available at their website, mstf.net.

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