Wausau nordic ski club is attempting to increase the amount of young skiers.
"We're starting from scratch with some of them, and some have skills that they had before they came and we're starting to teach them how to ski," Wausau Nordic Ski Club member Jeanne Alexejun said.
The goal of the program is to build the ski community from the bottom up, Alexejun says. The plan is to start with the youngest and teach them the basics of classic skiing.
Organizers of the Nordic ski program for children say that teaching how to cross country ski is teaching them core fundamental life skills that they can use in any aspect of life.
"We are teaching them to be able to love the outdoors and treasure winter which is definitely part of our weather here," Alexejun said. "If you have snow you might as well use it."
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