Basic Nordic Skiing - Olympia - 2019

Cross-country Skiing Course

Basic Nordic Skiing

This series of four lectures will include an orientation to backcountry travel, avalanche awareness and safety, route selection, cold weather ailments, clothing, and equipment. There will be a $20.00 discount applied if you take both courses together. Please contact Member Services for more information.

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This series of four lectures and 1 day field trip will include an orientation to backcountry travel, avalanche awareness and safety, route selection, cold weather ailments, clothing, and equipment.

Even if you already know how to ski or snowshoe, the training in avalanche terrain recognition and avalanche avoidance, is well worth taking the class and improving your safety in the backcountry.

Students may take the Snowshoeing course or the Nordic ski course separately, or both together.  Both field trips are required. There will be a $20.00 discount applied if you take both courses together. Contact Tom Eckhout at teckhout@msn.com for more details.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Introduction to Winter Travel
Thurston County Realtors Association
Mon, Jan 6, 2020
Registration closed Jan 4
32 participants
7 instructors
Online Classroom
Mon, Jan 11, 2021
Registration closed Jan 8
40 participants
5 instructors
Night 2: 10 essentials
Thurston County Realtors Association
Wed, Jan 8, 2020
Registration closed Jan 6
33 participants
7 instructors
Online Classroom
Wed, Jan 13, 2021
Registration closed Jan 8
39 participants
4 instructors
Night 3: Winter Ailments and Winter Recreation Etiquette
Thurston County Realtors Association
Mon, Jan 13, 2020
Registration closed Jan 11
33 participants
7 instructors
Online Classroom
Mon, Jan 18, 2021
Registration closed Jan 8
40 participants
5 instructors
Night 4: NWAC Avalanche Awareness
Thurston County Realtors Association
Wed, Jan 15, 2020
Registration closed Jan 13
33 participants
9 instructors
Online Classroom
Wed, Jan 20, 2021
Registration closed Jan 8
40 participants
5 instructors
Basic Nordic Skiing Field Trip
White Pass Nordic Center
Sat, Jan 18, 2020
Registration closed Jan 16
30 participants
6 instructors
White Pass Nordic Center
Sat, Jan 23, 2021
Registration closed Jan 8
40 participants
10 instructors
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