I took my husband for a cc ski lesson and outing. The lesson was helpful and we were glad we paid for it. The instructor was enthusiastic and helpful. The temp was only 10 degrees but you stay warm when you are moving constantly. The trails are well groomed and endless (for beginners) . We took the river trail- so serene and pretty. The lodge is basic but clean and friendly-a great place to chat with the locals or other travelers. Highly recommend.