Intro to Skate Skiing Course - 2018

Cross-country Skiing Course

Intro to Skate Skiing Course

Three week intro course for novices or beginners.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

Skate skiing is a fast and exhilarating form of Nordic skiing!

This three-week course is designed for novice or beginning skate skiers. It is taught by knowledgeable and friendly PSIA-certified instructors on groomed trails. You will learn basic skating technique and movement patterns to get you gliding effortlessly down the trail.

Prerequisites: Previous skiing experience - either XC or alpine - will help facilitate a fast-track learning experience. Potential participants without previous skiing experience are encouraged to complete the Introduction to Cross Country class.


  • Jan 7, 9:30 - 11:30am
  • Jan 21, 9:30 - 11:30am
  • Jan 28, 9:30 - 11:30am

If one of the field trips needs to be cancelled due to poor conditions, there is a make up class scheduled on Feb 4 from 9:30-11:30am.

Where: Classes are held at the Sno Parks, east of Snoqualmie Pass. (See the required equipment list for a link to purchase the required groomed snow-park permit.)

Cancellations after 12/22 will incur a $15 fee.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment
  • Skate skis, boots & poles
  • Clothing suitable for aerobic winter activities
  • Groomed sno-park permit - one per vehicle
  • Optional: fanny pack or small hydration pack with water and snacks
Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.