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Skiing full tilt, in full kilt, at Ski Wentworth

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Nathan Coleman

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 8:12 PM -

What better way to pay tribute to the legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns than by sporting a kilt as you hit the slopes? 

Skiers at Ski Wentworth in Nova Scotia did just this weekend, donning Scotland's most famous attire as they sped down the hill. 

"We’ve had over 325 people here today that came and wore a kilt and got a free lift ticket so I think that’s a record number," Ski Wentworth's general manager, Leslie Wilson, said. 

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The tradition is 22 years old, and to celebrate, skiers were treated to a free lift ticket for the day. 

Maneuvering down the mountain can be a little difficult with a kilt, but some skiers said the extra layer helped them keep warm in the windchill. 

Despite the cold, most who wore them had a great time as they those who dashed down the slopes full tilt, in full kilt.

Robert Burns (b.1759, d.1796) is widely regarded as Scotland's national poet. Among his works are the lyrics to popular New Year's song "Auld Land Syne."

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