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January 2, 2014

SPORTS BRIEFS

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Among the special offers being featured in New Hampshire is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Free Week from Jan. 11 to 17. During this week, participating N.H. ski areas will be offering a limited number of free learn to ski or snowboard packages. These packages include a free beginner lesson, free equipment rentals, and a free beginner lift ticket or trail pass to those who register in advance. Participants must visit SkiNH.com to register and download a Learn to Ski or Ride Free Coupon; they then contact one of the participating areas to make a reservation for a specific day that week. Registration opens Jan. 2.

Guests can visit the January Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month section on SkiNH.com for full details and offers.

Women, learn winter outdoor skills

CONCORD — Registration opens Jan. 6 for the 2014 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Winter Workshop, a one-day program where women can learn outdoor skills to enjoy during the winter months.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 (snow date Sunday, Feb. 16), at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

A fee of $55 covers the workshop, lunch and most equipment use. Participants must be at least 18 years old. A brochure describing the workshop is currently available at nhbow.com.

If you are interested in attending Winter BOW, check nhbow.com a few days before registration opens on Jan. 6, and print out the registration form and mail it in right away. This program fills up quickly.

Winter BOW participants choose a single activity to explore during the daylong workshop. Learn how to ice fish, explore winter outdoor survival skills, track wildlife on snowshoes, try snowmobiling (beginners only) or experience the popular Shoe and Shoot class (woodland target shooting on snowshoes).

New Hampshire BOW programs are co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation (nhwf.org), a nonprofit group that advocates for the promotion and protection of hunting, fishing and trapping, as well as the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat.

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