On January 27th, skiing will be free in the Methow Valley. It's the Methow Valley's "backyard ski day", and there will be no trail passes required on the 200km MVSTA trail network. Local rental shops will have free rental skis for beginners or anyone who needs some skis to use. There will be free baked goods at trail heads. And free shuttles for point-to-point skiers.
Grass-roots programs that introduce people to cross country skiing are a key to the development of the sport. Do your part and encourage your friends to try skiing. Better yet, take someone skiing!