Hills Focus

Field trip: Nordic (CrossCountry) Ski Course

Hills Focus - Stevens Pass Nordic Center

This field trip is focused on gaining skills and confidence on hills.

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  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Stevens Pass Nordic Center at 9:00 AM

Class will be from 9:00 AM till 2:30 PM. You are welcome to stay longer to ski on your own. 

This field trip is for those who have good kick and glide and are comfortable on easy hills. You have prior experience cross country skiing and are looking to increase the places you can go.

We will focus on increasing comfort on hills by practicing slowing, stopping and turning on a variety of hills.

  • uphill diagonal stride
  • double polling 
  • slowing and stopping on hills
  • turning on hills
  • step turns

Stevens Pass Nordic Center

  • Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

    USGS Stevens Pass

    USGS Labyrinth Mtn

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • skis, boots, poles
  • 10 essentials
  • great attitude
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