Bonding with your kid takes you to snowy hills during the Missoula Children and Nature Network's free cross country ski outing for children and their families, which starts by meeting at UM's Dornblaser Field, at the corner of South and Higgins Avenues, at 9:30 AM. A trip up to the Pattee Canyon Recreation Area to ski follows. Free. Call Ian Foster at 396-9562 and visit missoulachildrenandnature.org. To reserve free gear for the trip, contact Porter Hammitt at 240-4258 by 4 PM, Fri. Jan.15.