Are you a graduate of the Introduction to Skate (XC) skiing class and want to learn more? Or are you an experienced skate skier interested in perfecting your technique? Then sign up for the intermediate skating course. Master the different skating techniques and how to apply them with grace and style on different terrain conditions.
The class consists of three skating lessons taught by PSIA instructors on groomed trails and will refine basics: balance, timing/rhythm and power, while honing the various skate techniques.
Completion of the intermediate XC skate class provides the skill and confidence for skiing intermediate level and beyond groomed ski trails.
Classes are taught on groomed trails at sno-parks in the Snoqualmie Pass/I-90 corridor. A sno-park permit with groomed endorsement is required for each parked vehicle. For more information, go to: http://www.parks.wa.gov/winter
Participants supply their own ski gear. Options including gear purchase at retail shops or ski swaps, or rental at various rental locations.
Class meets on three Sundays (Jan 6, 13, 20) at Crystal Springs Sno-Park south of I-90 Exit 54 at 12:15 AM. Classes are 12:30 -2:30 and will be taught on Erling Stodhal XC ski trails adjacent to sno-park. Class location may be change due to snow plowing and grooming conditions. Sno-park permit required for each parked vehicle. Carpooling is strongly encouraged; please sign up for carpooling when registering.
The fine print: Students provide their own ski gear and equipment. Refund policy: Class fees will be refunded minus a $10 cancellation fee only up to the Thursday prior to the first class. Age requirements: Students must be 14 years or older. Drivers should be prepared for winter driving conditions and be prepared accordingly. In the event the I-90 is closed, a makeup session will be arranged.