Learn to Cross Country Ski - Skate Technique

12:00 PM  –  2:00 PM

Blackwell Forest Preserve - McKee Marsh

  • Member price: $69
  • Non-member price: $89
  • 12 spots left

  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Group size: 12

Join your experienced REI Outdoor School instructor for a lesson in Cross Country Skiing - Skate Technique. Get in on the sport that continues to attract aspiring athletes, adventurers and winter recreationists. We will provide a comprehensive course that covers proper technique, stopping, turning and gliding across the snow. After our skill-building session we will take to the trails and apply our knowledge to varying terrain. Discover a great way to get outdoors and enjoy winter's wonderland with friends and family. Ski rental and ski pass included.

  • Instructors will cover basics of choosing and properly fitting boots and skis, basics of skiing, including starting, stopping, ascending and descending hills as well as safely falling.

Blackwell Forest Preserve - McKee Marsh

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