PACCSA ski lessons
PACCSA offers free group lessons throughout the ski season. No registration is necessary - just be at the meeting point on time and ready to go.
For lessons at Laurel Ridge XC Ski Center the meeting point is the flat area beside the concession building (this is the wooden building nearest to the parking lot). As you walk up to the building from the parking lot, the lesson area is on the left.
The lessons usually last around an hour. Instruction is given on the basic skills of classic nordic skiing - falling and rising, balance drills, diagonal stride, use of poles and also hill technique. This is followed by short trek on the trails to practice these skills, which also provides an opportunity for individual critique to be given.
The instructors are PACCSA members. Participants are not required to join PACCSA.
The lesson is free but a trail pass must be purchased from the concession. For equipment rental, see our gear rentals and retailers page. For trail fees, see Riversport's Laurel Ridge page. (Adult trail fee was $10 in 2019).
Scheduled lesson dates are listed below. This list will change throughout the season as lessons are added or removed according to our volunteers' commitments and the weather.