Practice at last for Lebanon Nordic ski team

Lebanon nordic skier Warren Ramsey takes a shortcut to catch up with his group during a practice on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Meriden, N.H. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon nordic skier Warren Ramsey takes a shortcut to catch up with his group during a practice on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Meriden, N.H. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon High School nordic skiers start their practice with a number of warm-up laps on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Meriden, N.H. It was the team's first practice on natural snow this winter. They have a meet scheduled at Plainfield Elementary School on Saturday.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon High School nordic skiers start their practice with a number of warm-up laps on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Meriden, N.H. It was the team's first practice on natural snow this winter. They have a meet scheduled at Plainfield Elementary School on Saturday. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon nordic skiers gather for the start of practice on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Meriden, N.H. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon nordic skiers gather for the start of practice on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Meriden, N.H. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon nordic ski coach George Hanna, right, talks with former coach Bill Knight about trail conditions during the team's practice in Meriden, N.H., on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. it was the team's first practice on real snow this year. Knight is volunteering with the team as a coach and grooms the trails.

Lebanon nordic ski coach George Hanna, right, talks with former coach Bill Knight about trail conditions during the team's practice in Meriden, N.H., on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. it was the team's first practice on real snow this year. Knight is volunteering with the team as a coach and grooms the trails. "Imagine soccer if you didn't have grass," Knight said about the lack of snow this winter. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 01-10-2024 8:26 AM

Lebanon High’s Nordic skiing team usually has better luck holding snow on its Plainfield Elementary School course, but even the Raiders have been staring at barren land for most of the winter.

That was until Sunday’s healthy snowfall, which made Monday’s first outdoor workout of the season possible. Lebanon is scheduled to host its first race of the year on Saturday.

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