Learn to Cross Country Ski at White Grass

8:00 AM  –  6:30 PM

Fairfax REI


  • Fitness level  3: Moderate
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Group size: 6

Have you wanted to learn to cross country ski but just don't know how to get started? Join the REI Outdoor School and White Grass Ski Touring Center for the perfect first-time experience at what USA Today recently named the #1 cross country resort in America. You'll start with a private lesson taught by the expert White Grass instructors, where you'll learn the basics of starting, stopping, turning, and gliding through the snowy, winter terrain. After a break for lunch in their famous cafe, you can choose to join your REI instructor for a beginner-friendly tour on the trails or practice your skills on your own on their snowfarm. This class includes an hour and a half long lesson, transportation to and from the resort, all rental equipment, afternoon tour with REI, and a day pass to access the trails. Please bring money for lunch in their affordable (and delicious) cafe. We look forward to introducing you to one of our favorite winter activities at one of our favorite winter destinations - White Grass!

  • Basics of choosing and properly fitting boots and skis
  • Basics of skiing, including starting, stopping, ascending and descending hills as well as safely falling


If you have any questions about this class/tour please email us at DC-OS@rei.com or call us at 240.630.1938 M - F 10 am - 5 pm.

Fairfax REI

11950 Grand Common Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030

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