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Elementary students learn to ski

Students start their program after a few practice laps in the groomed track at Polhamus Park in Granby. Kids pictured: Emily Perdue, Huter Horn, Dana Bell, Sophia Gantt, Addy Salyards, Peyton Fosha, Barrett Acker, Adults: Taura Perdue, Gretta Fosha.
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Granby Elementary students are in the sixth week of the Cross Country Cruisin’ program held on Mondays.

The program is modeled after a successful program at the Fraser Elementary School, said coach, Gretta Fosha. At the Annual Ski Swap Diana Lynn Rau, president of Grand Nordic asked Fosha to start a program at Granby Elementary. The program is about fundamentals and teaching the kids that skiing is fun.

“The kids pick it up fast. We make it fun and they don’t realize that they are learning the skills. It’s amazing how quickly they learn when they are enjoying themselves,” Fosha said.


John Bramer from Grand Nordic has been grooming a track in Polhamus Park across from the school. Grand Nordic donated all the equipment for the students. Granby Rec and Granby Elementary helped organize the classes. Nordic community volunteers are important to the program including Randy Sue Fosha and Phil Shipman who are out each week with Coach Fosha helping the kids learn how to be responsible for their equipment and how to ski.

Students in 2nd through 5th grade participated this year with kindergarteners and 1st graders allowed with parents.

Due to the popularity of the program they may have two programs next year, said Fosha.

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