Stowe Reporter
January 14, 2010

Women work on their Nordic skills during the second annual Ladies Nordic Ski Expo, held last weekend at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe.

One hundred women attended the second annual Ladies Nordic Ski Expo, held Saturday at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe.

Some the top women Nordic instructors in the East helped skiers from eight states and Quebec to learn Nordic technique for the first time, or to improve their existing skills. Participants could choose backcountry/telemark, skate or classic technique in three sessions during the day.

The sold-out event, organized by Nordic ski champion JoAnn Hanowski, was a fundraiser for the Catamount Trail Association, which protects and manages the 300-mile Catamount Trail that spans the length of Vermont. The association also works to promote the sports of Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.

The Catamount Trail Association will host the second annual Get Out and Backcountry Ski Festival at Bolton Valley Nordic Center on Jan. 24. The event is geared for beginner to advanced intermediate skiers who would like to master backcountry skiing. Information: or call 802-864-5794.

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