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Cross-country Skiing Course

Methow Nordic Ski Clinic – Classic Skiing

Three-day ski clinic and tour in the Methow Valley. Includes an evening ski-waxing clinic.

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Tour the Methow Valley’s best cross-country ski trails and refine your classic skiing technique. This clinic includes a two-hour tour with a certified PSIA instructor on Saturday and Sunday. Along the way, participants will get tips, practice skills, and improve their skiing technique. On Monday, participants will have the opportunity to refine what they learned on a slightly longer guided tour. Destination will be driven by student interests, fitness, and skill.

Participants will also be able to tune their skis in a hands-on waxing clinic on Sunday night. Instructors will provide a demonstration and offer one-on-one advice as students wax their own skis for the next day's conditions.

Prerequisites: This clinic is geared toward advanced-beginner skiers who have completed the Mountaineers 3-day intro ski class or the equivalent. Skiers should be able to comfortably ski 10-16 kilometers.

Course cost: Includes a 3-day trail pass, three on-snow tours with an instructor (seven hours of instruction), and a ski-waxing clinic.

Lodging: The course fee does not include lodging. Students should make reservations early to ensure they have a place to stay. (The North Cascades Mountain Hostel offers affordable beds and a discount for Mountaineers members.) 

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

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Required Equipment

Skis, poles and boots suitable for classic cross country skiing
Warm clothing 
Small hydration pack or fanny pack to carry layers, water and a snack (optional)

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.