Learn to Cross Country Ski - Skate Technique

9:00 AM  –  11:00 AM

Herrick Lake

Registration closed

  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Group size: 6

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.

Herrick Lake

Get directions

More directions and information

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