Hut to 5k - progressive lesson series for 2020

PA nordic championships 2017 classic race

PACCSA is offering a series of 3 progressive lessons which aim to give a complete beginner the skills necessary to take on the 5k classic race at the PA Nordic Championships. These will be taught by Naomi Jarvis and Charlie Nash. This program is in its second year; last year two of the participants took part in the PA Nordic Championship and one finished before several more experienced skiers, including one of the coaches.

Participants should be reasonably active already, this is not a get-fit-on-skis program (that would be fun, but we don't have time).  A commitment to attend all 3 sessions and practice independently is both required and necessary for success.   Participants must also be PACCSA members.  Originally we wrote that for this program to go ahead we need at least 3 people registered by Dec 31 (the maximum is 6).  As of Dec 29, there are 0 spaces left.  Contact us to ask for more details.

Ideally, lessons will be on the Saturday mornings of January 11 and 25 at Laurel Ridge State Park Cross Country Ski Area (near Normalville, PA), and 18 at Wilderness Lodge (near Wattsburg, PA), but weather and snow conditions may necessitate moving these to the following Sunday or to an alternate venue. If we do have to use an alternate venue, the drive time from Pittsburgh will not exceed that to Wilderness Lodge.  If we have outstandingly good conditions on one of the first two weekends, we would probably hold lessons on both weekend days.

The cost is $40, which will be refunded in the form of a discount if the participant registers for the PA race, ie, if you sign up for graduation (the race), then this program is free!  Trail fees and equipment rental are not included.

Regular PACCSA lessons will be scheduled at Laurel Ridge on Sundays as usual - watch the events page for these.