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

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!