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January 11, 2013
Sierra sites host family fun on Winter Trails Day

Get ready for a family snow day - and learn how to be safer in winter, too.

Saturday is the 18th annual Winter Trails Day with free special events and demonstrations at Sierra ski areas.

This family day features snow safety presentations, gear try-outs, snow shelter building, avalanche beacon scavenger hunts, snow science activities, snowman building and guided snowshoe hikes.

Most of the activities are free or available at deep discounts. Coffee, hot cocoa and other refreshments will be offered, too.

Among the sites hosting events:

- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tahoe Meadows snow play area, Hwy. 431 (Mt. Rose Highway), just north of Incline Village, NV.

- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Center, 15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee.

- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Kirkwood Mountain Resort, 1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive, Kirkwood.

- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Carson Pass Sno-park south, Hwy. 88 at Carson Pass summit. Includes free tours of back-country trails; $5 day pass per car required.

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