We’ll start the first day with an introduction on the skis and gear. Students will get fitted for skis and boots while learning about the structure of cross country skis and how they’re different than downhill skis.
Next we’ll learn basic cross country skiing techniques, focusing on how to move forward on the track.
For the remainder of the session we’ll practice more techniques like turning and getting back up from a fall. Once students feel comfortable with flat skiing, the group will find a small hill to learn and practice techniques for going up and down hills. We’ll finish the day with group games on skis to celebrate and practice all of the new techniques they have learned.
On the field days we take what we’ve learned and head out on the trail! Instructors will begin with a refresher on the previous day’s skiing skills before heading out on an easy trail close by. The entire field day is run on skis, including during the science curriculum. Any field trip including cross country skiing will be mainly focused on this activity.