Beginning XC Ski Lesson, XC-0
Jim Langdon, 509-943-3992 (no text)
All skier levels are invited, but this is an instructional trip aimed for XC ski first-timers and beginners. The rest of you can come along to brush up on your skills or just to get started for the season. We will spend the morning on instructions for the basic techniques for XC ski
touring. After a lunch out in the snow, we will do an easy tour to practice what was learned in the morning. Attendance at the XC ski presentation on Jan. 6th is highly recommended.
Sno-park permits are required for drivers at the Andies Prairie Sno-Park. We should get there about 9:30 AM and return to our cars by about 3:30 PM. Bring lunch and snacks, plenty of water and warm clothing. We won’t be quite as active as on a regular trip so dress a little warm. Since this is a beginner’s lesson, everyone will be spending a little time in the snow.
Your outer layer should shed snow easily and waterproof /breathable would be best. Avoid cotton, even in your base layers. It is also a good idea to bring at least two pair of gloves so you can change them when the first pair gets wet. It is recommended that a change of clothes be brought for the trip home as well. These will be left in the car. Advance sign-up is required because the trip may need to be rescheduled depending on snow conditions or if the weather is bad.