Tacoma Cross-country Skiing Committee

Tacoma Cross-country Skiing Committee

Cross Country Skiing is an excellent form of winter cardiovascular exercise performed on groomed trails or XC Ski Touring off track mountain road trails or areas.

Tacoma Cross Country Ski Committee offers a ski informational class focused on the Nuts and Bolts of XC skiing, a hot-wax clinic and a beginner classic ski course. Partaking in any of these offerings will take your knowledge of XC skiing to the next level.

1. We offer a FALL Class on the Nuts and Bolts of XC Skiing in WA. It is a zoom class/seminar, is for beginner and new to WA skiers who want a better understanding of the where, what, and whys of XC Skiing. It covers most everything EXCEPT this class does NOT teach one how to ski.  

2. January 2024 Beginner XC Classic Ski Course is being offered for the 2nd year. The course includes one lecture and three field trips. Graduation requires attendance at the lecture, all field trips, taking an avalanche awareness class (no additional cost), taking the online low-impact course (no additional cost), plus successful completion of one ski tour. In the classroom, we cover clothing and equipment, conditioning, preparation, and winter hazards. If you do not already have skis or boots, we advise waiting until after the equipment lecture before purchasing or renting. Check it out. 

3. XC Ski Glide Wax Zoom Class- Thursday, Jan. 25th, 2024 Skiers will learn the whys and hows of Glide Waxing XC skis for a smoother and faster glide on the trails.

The Tacoma XC Committee is looking for Mountaineers interested in getting involved in XC skiing. Feel free to reach out to us to let us know how you want to become involved.....a XC committee member, a ski leader, attend a class, or ski with a group.