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High Desert Nordic Association hut at Thompson Creek in the South Hills

COURTESY OF DENNIS KINCAID

TWIN FALLS — Fellow skiers and snow lovers are welcome at the High Desert Nordic Association meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Idaho Joe’s Restaurant, 598 Blue Lakes Blvd. N., Twin Falls. A get-acquainted session and dinner will be followed by a talk from a Craters of the Moon National Monument ranger about ski and snowshoe opportunities.

The HDNA hut was put up last month — with a new $1500 cover — by an eight-man volunteer crew: Dennis Kincaid, Pete Crockett, Ken Wiesmore and his son-in-law Nathan, Lawrence Flournoy, Dave Duhaime, Doug Schwamb, and Bill. This Thompson Creek Hut in the South Hills has been under permit from the U.S. Forest Service for more than 20 years. It is for overnight use, 3.5 miles from the Magic Mountain ski area. The HDNA plans a group ski to the hut on Dec. 16, depending on snow.

A free ski day is scheduled for Jan. 6 at Magic Mountain — an annual activity by the club to introduce the public to Nordic skiing at no cost, including loaner equipment. Volunteers are needed for the first two hours to sign people up or help them find the right skis and boots.

The HDNA Moonlight Ski will be Jan. 27.

Renew membership at the meeting or on the HDNA website skihdna.org or at skihdna@gmail.com or by calling Valdon Hancock at 208-420-9042.

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