Learn to Cross Country Ski - Skate Technique


$59 for REI Members

$79 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 13
  • Group size 10 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


Please meet in the lounge area at the entrance of the Loppet Trailhead building. Your REI instructors will outfit you with ski gear indoors before you hit the trails. Also, plan to arrive early as parking can be a challenge. Overflow parking is available at the Theodore Wirth Chalet, just down the road.

Map image of Theodore Wirth Park - The Trailhead - 1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422

More directions and information

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us Monday through Friday 8 AM - 5 PM at (952) 884-4315 x 221 and Minneapolis-os@rei.com OR Friday evening through Sunday on our after-hours phone: (612) 467-9161. This is a monitored mailbox so please send a text or leave a voicemail.