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DISCOVER WINTER SPORTS
L. L. Bean’s winter Discovery Series Courses provide snowshoeing and cross-country skiing classes for $20, which includes gear and an instructor to lead you on a guided excursion at a private, groomed facility. Available on select dates, through March 9, at the flagship store in Freeport, Maine (877-755-2326). Snowshoeing classes are also offered at the West Lebanon, N.H., store (603-298-6975). On select Friday evenings, both locations offer a Starlight Snowshoe Tour ($40) that includes all equipment, including headlamps, plus hot cocoa and snacks. Advanced registration recommended.