Learn to cross country (XC) ski in this 3 week course!
This class is designed for new skiers or skiers who want to learn the basic skills of cross country (XC) ski technique. Whether your goal is ski logging roads, groomed ski trails, or the untracked backcountry, this is the class for novice XC skier to start with. Completion of the class prepares you to ski confidently and stylishly on beginner to intermediate groomed XC trails.
The class consists of three cross country ski lessons taught by PSIA instructors on groomed trails and will cover the basics: classic striding, going up hill, and handling the downhills.
Multiple sections are offered on three consecutive weekend days. Select a section with the most convenient time.
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 9:15 AM. Classes are 9:30 - 11:30 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.