(Note: this post has been modified to reflect revised start dates.)

Adult Lessons begin again February 2. (Sonot training class starts Jan 21.)

Please register online.

Classes offered include:

*CLASSES BEING OFFERED AT BIRCH HILL RECREATION AREA*
Sunday Classes 12:45-1:45 p.m.
• Beginning Skate starts Feb 2
                           
Sunday Classes 2-3 p.m.
• Beginning Skate starts Feb 2                              
• Beginning Classic starts Feb 2                       
• Advanced Beginning Skate starts Feb 2              

Tuesday Classes 6:30-7:30 p.m.
• Beginning Classic starts Feb 4                         
• Beginning Skate starts Feb 4   
                   
**CLASSES BEING OFFERED AT THE UNIVERSITY (UAF) TRAILS **
Saturday Classes 1-2 p.m.
• Beginning Skate starts Feb 1 @ at UAF Trail system               
• Adv Beginning Classic starts Feb 1 @ at UAF Trail system   
   
***SONOT TRAINING CLASS OFFERED AT BIRCH HILL RECREATION AREA***
Sonot Class is 8 weeks and cost is:  $200 with a NSCF membership
                                $250 without a NSCF membership           
Tuesday Sonot Class 6:00-7:30 p.m.
• Sonot Class starts Jan 21


Don’t know which class to join? Here are some tips to help you out:

YOU ARE A BEGINNER SKIER IF…
You can move across flats with some effort and are not yet comfortable with uphills and downhills You have only been on flat areas You have never been on skis before!
GOALS OF BEGINNING CLASS
Fundamental techniques for flats and uphills; Downhill techniques, including speed control and turning; Appropriate use of ski poles; Drills to increase balance and ski awareness; Proper equipment; Proper clothing; Waxing basics.
YOU ARE AN ADVANCED BEGINNER SKIER IF… You can ski 2 to 3 kilometers; You are fairly comfortable venturing out on short trails; You can ski uphills, but struggle with maintaining momentum; You can ski downhills fairly comfortably, but might like more control. GOALS OF ADVANCED BEGINNING CLASS: Drills to increase balance and correct body position; Further development of techniques for flats and uphills (longer and/or steeper uphills); Downhill techniques, including step turning; Time spent out on the trails, skiing with proper technique and analysis of correct technique for the terrain; Waxing basics.
YOU ARE AN INTERMEDIATE SKIER IF… You know the fundamental techniques and have a general sense of when to use each; You can ski 7 to 8 kilometers. GOALS OF INTERMEDIATE CLASS Focus on improving efficiency through technique improvement Detailed analysis of body position: hips, abs, elbows, shoulders, flat ski, etc.; Analysis of correct technique for the terrain, including transitions.

If you need more info, contact Peggy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Use the following form to register:  February 2014 Adult Lesson Registration Form

A paper registration form is also available, but online registration is greatly appreciated.

Registration Form