Introduction To Classic and Skate Skiing - January 7 & 8, 2017 at Cabin Creek Sno-Park
This clinic will cover the fundamentals of classic and skate skiing for beginners: how to move down the tracks, how to ascend and descend hills, even how to get up after a fall! Participants can use either waxable or no-wax skis, whichever they have or prefer. The trails at Cabin Creek Sno-Park are gradual and perfect for learning without placing new skiers in a perilous situation.
Your instructor is Momentum Board member Todd Eastman, whose extensive experience with coaching and ski racing make him a superlative guide to your journey into this great sport.
The details are as follows:
WHERE: Cabin Creek Sno-Park trails, exit 63 off I-90
WHEN: January 7, 2017 from 10am - 12pm. Introduction to classic technique. Followed by an afternoon ski
January 8, 2017 from 10am-12pm. Introduction to skate technique. Followed by an afternoon ski.
(final decision on the clinic with regards to snow conditions will be made on December 2nd)
WHO: Any adult (18+ years old) who is interested in learning to ski! No experience required
COST: This clinic is by donation. All contributions collected will all go toward covering our programming costs so that we may continue to provide top-quality coaching and athlete support year-round to our young skiers in the region.
To register please email Todd Eastman at firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a donation click here
Notes for clinic attendees:
- Participants should come prepared with adequate clothing for expected winter conditions. No knit gloves or mitts. If rain is expected, extra dry clothes are nice to have on hand.
- All boots, skis, and bindings must be checked prior to the clinics for compatibility and function.
- Classic skis, classic boots, classic bindings, and classic length XC poles are required gear for the classic clinic day. No backcountry skis please.
- If using waxable classic skis, wax upon arrival prior to clinic to avoid waxing disasters.
- If using waxless (fishscale) classic skis, bring suitable glide liquid for applying to ski base if icing occurs.
- Skate skis, skate boots, skate bindings, and skate length poles are required for the skate clinic day.
- Bring lunch, snacks, and liquids.
- If after signing up for the clinic(s), you cannot attend, please contact me and let me know.
- There will be a wide variety of skill levels at these clinics; I can address all skiers with useful information specific to their needs.
- Make sure you have the necessary SnowPark pass for your vehicle.
- Come expecting to exercise at a level between hiking and jogging.
- Eat lots of buttery goodies over the holidays to have enough energy for all the fun!