An afternoon nordic ski program for ages 5-12 focusing on the fundamentals of nordic skiing, waxing and gear care, and how we can use nordic skiing to access our back country safely.
REGISTRATION AND OTHER INFO
WHAT WE’LL LEARN
Ski Club teaches the fundamentals of nordic skiing and all the ways we can use it to access the backcountry and stay fit.
As long as there is snow, ski club is a go!
Coming Soon: Badges and Certification
Coming soon, we will start offering Into the Woods Alaska certificates & badges for kids when they learn new skills. The criteria to earn these badges are that they must show proficiency in the skill 5 times and they must teach someone else. The skills start at the beginner level and as they grow older in the program and are able to dive deeper into the science behind each skill, they will be able to gain higher qualifications accordingly. We hold all youth in our programs to a high standard of respect, kindness, and safety, and kids seeking to earn a badge must strive to meet these ideals in order to level up.
Ski Club – What We’ll Learn:
- The fundamentals of nordic skiing: balance, weight, and movement
- Gear care: waxing, types of gear, how to care for it
- How to use skiing to access the backcountry
- Basic Avalanche science and safety concerns
- How to safely pick a route and read terrain in the backcountry environment.
Many of these latter topics coincide with what we learn in The Afternoon Outdoor Explorers. Any kid signed up for The Afternoon Outdoor Explorers can jump in with Ski Club – just bring your skis! All programs are meeting for pick up and drop off at the same trail head.