Learn to Cross Country Ski - Skate Technique

12:00pm2:00pm

$69 for REI Members

$89 for non-members

Overview

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

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.

What to bring with you

Map image of Blackwell Forest Preserve - McKee Marsh

More directions and information

If you have any questions, please contact us: Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm at 312-929-3047; or Friday-Sunday on our after-hours phone at 312-834-3734, or by email at Chicago-os@rei.com - all of these are monitored mailboxes.