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Youngsters enjoy World Snow Day events in Clashindarroch Forest near Huntly


By Jonathan Clark

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YOUNGSTERS were introduced to skiing at an event that took place near Huntly.

As part of the global World Snow Day on January 21, Clashindarroch Forest hosted a free event to introduce to people to skiing.

The event was free for people of all ages.
The event was free for people of all ages.

The event was hosted by Huntly Nordic Ski Centre and anyone was free to attend, borrow equipment and have a go at cross-country skiing.

Coaches were on hand to help people get started, and there was an orienteering ski course to attempt and fun races to take part in.

There were plenty of activities to keep young ones entertained. Penguin biscuits could be won by knocking snowmen off a pedestal with snowballs, for example.

Youngsters attempt to knock snowmen off their perches with snowballs.
Youngsters attempt to knock snowmen off their perches with snowballs.

World Snow Day has taken place annually for the last 13 years. This year 111 events took place in 38 countries, with an estimated 80,000 participants.

This aim of the day is to get as many children, and families, into the outdoors to enjoy snow sports.

World Snow Day is organised by The International Ski and Snowboard Federation, also known as FIS.

Youngsters were introduced to skiing as part of World Snow Day.
Youngsters were introduced to skiing as part of World Snow Day.

FIS Secretary General Michel Vion said: “The dedication and generosity by the World Snow Day Organsiers amazes us each and every year.

"We would like to express our gratitude once again to all the organisers and their supporters.

"The work which they are doing to bring new children to snow sports is outstanding."

World Snow Day 2025 is scheduled for January 19, 2025.


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