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Minocqua Winter Park to host community appreciation daySubmitted: 03/05/2015
MINOCQUA - Leaders at Minocqua Winter Park often hear from locals that they don't get the chance to visit the park. Staff members want to change that.

"We get people popping in to the chalet daily that say they've lived in the area for many, many years but haven't had a chance to come explore. We want to get rid of any excuse they have to come and explore Minocqua Winter Park," said Minocqua Winter Park Executive Director Tim Collins.

They'll host Lakeland Community Appreciation Day this Sunday.

"We have 90 kilometers of cross country ski trails that will be open for free. We have almost 16 kilometers of snowshoe trails open for free. The tubing run on Squirrel Hill open for free including the lift pass and the tube rental. Chip Wulff Memorial Pond [is] always open for ice skating including about 30 pair of free skates," Collins explained.

People living in Oneida, Vilas, Price, and Iron counties can also learn to cross country ski for free.

It's part of the weekly Lakeland Locals Learn to Ski for Free program.

More spots will be available this Sunday.

"If you haven't skied before or haven't skied in a long time, we will give you free equipment rental, a one hour lesson from professional instructors, and give you a tour of the park after you're done with your lesson," Collins explained.

The event will also have raffles and prizes. The more of the park you tour, the more chances you have to win prizes.

Minocqua Winter Park is a non-profit. Collins says about a quarter of its business is donation-based. The park will be accepting donations for its trail fund on Sunday.

The park will also be collecting non-perishable food for the Lakeland Food Pantry.

A link to Minocqua Winter Park's website is below.

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Story By: Lauren Stephenson

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