To ensure you are signing up for the correct course, please review the descriptions below as well as the skills chart for which techniques you should already know and which each course will teach or expand upon.
Intro to cross-country skiing – for those who have no cross-country skiing experience or have never had any instruction to learn the basic techniques. The goal is to get participants comfortable outside and on skis.
Beginning cross-country skiing – for those who have the basic classic or skate techniques down and are comfortable on skis. This class will learn additional techniques on varied terrain so you can be more confident on any trail.
Intermediate cross-country skiing – for those wanting to focus on improving technique. Participants should have completed the beginning class at least once and feel comfortable and confident on varying terrain, especially hills.
Advanced cross-country skiing (a mix of classic and skate techniques) – for those who are comfortable with both styles of skiing and have their own gear. This class will depend on what coaching is available and the technique, skill, conditioning, training, or goal specific demands of the participants.
|Skills||Introduction||Beginner Classic||Intermediate Classic||Beginner Skate||Intermediate Skate||Advanced|
|Putting on Equipment||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Falling and Getting Up||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Balance on One Ski||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Classic Stride with Poles||X||X||X||X|
|Classic Stride without Poles||X||X||X|
|Kick Double Pole||X||X||X|
|Gliding without Poles||X||X||X||X|
|V1 Alternate (granny gear)||X||X||X|
|Tuck Skate / Free Skate|