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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.

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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.  Contact Tom Eckhout teckhout@msn.com or 360 556-9898 for more details.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Night 1: Introduction to Course, Avalanche Awareness 101, and 10 Essentials
Online Classroom
Tue, Jan 11, 2022
Registration closes Jan 9
15 participants
Night 2: Winter Ailments and Winter Recreational Etiquette
Online Classroom
Thu, Jan 13, 2022
Registration closes Jan 11
10 participants
Night 3: Ski and Snowshoe Equipment and 10 Essential follow-up
Lacey Community Center
Tue, Jan 18, 2022
Registration closes Jan 16
10 participants
Night 4: NWAC Avalanche Awareness
Online Classroom
Thu, Jan 20, 2022
Registration closes Jan 18
10 participants
Basic Nordic Skiing Field Trip
White Pass Nordic Center
Sat, Jan 22, 2022
Registration closes Jan 20
2 participants
4 instructors
Roster
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