Cross Country Ski Clinic Day Trip

  • A group of participants pose in front of Mt. Hood wearing cross-country skis with their hands in the air smiling.

Upcoming Events

January 29, 2023

X-Country Ski Clinic 1

February 4, 2023

X-Country Ski Clinic 2

February 11, 2023

X-Country Ski Clinic 3

February 18, 2023

X-Country Ski Clinic 4

  Sleep in, eat brunch at the Bon (or grab it to go and take it with you), leave campus in our SUVs around 11:30 AM, and enjoy an afternoon ski!  If you’re an experienced skier, you can ski the 22 km of groomed trails on your own.  If you’re new to skiing, or would like a skills refresher, this one-day trip to Teacup Lake Nordic Area on Mt. Hood will begin with a ski skills clinic where our leaders will teach you the basics of cross-country skiing. After learning the basics, we will head out to explore the surrounding groomed ski trails and practice the techniques we’ve learned. This is a great way to learn a new skill while enjoying the wintery wonderland of a snow-covered Mt. Hood. The trip fee includes all transportation and gear, and we estimate you’ll return to campus around 6 PM. 

How to Register

Registration Opens:

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 for 1 

Saturday, January 21st, 2023 for 2 and 3

Saturday, February 4th, 2023 for 4 

Trip Fee: $40 / $20*

*If you qualify for any federal financial aid, the trip fee is cut in half thanks to scholarship funding from ASLC. We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and apple/samsung/google pay. 

How to Sign Up:

To register for a trip, stop by the College Outdoors pop-up desk in East Hall, outside the office for the Vice President of Student Life, by Maggie’s Courtyard. The desk is staffed Monday - Friday 11:30am-1:30pm, and Monday - Thursday 4pm-6pm.

When trips are first posted on Fridays, you can write your name on the paper trip sign-up sheet to save your spot until the following Tuesday at 5pm. You can pay to secure your spot right away, or return to pay by that following Tuesday at 5pm. After that, all trips spots are first-paid, first-served.

Trip Type

Day Trip|Cross-Country Skiing

Physical Demands

No experience necessary! We’ll teach you all the skills needed to participate, but cross-country skiing can be physically demanding. The distance skied and time on the trails will be tailored to the group needs and weather conditions.

Participants should be prepared stand and move on skis for a couple hours at a time, moving the whole body using full range of motion, and skiing on uneven terrain including up and down steep inclines. 

Accessibility accommodations are available, contact outdoors@lclark.edu.

What to Expect

  • Sleeping indoors
  • Sleeping outdoors
  • Electricity
  • Wifi
  • Cell phone service
  • Heating
  • Beds
  • Bathrooms
  • Gender-inclusive bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Food for any Dietary Restrictions

Details

Pre-Trip Meeting

College Outdoors trips have a Pre-Trip Meeting (PTM) prior to the trip to help you prepare, which takes place at the Sequoia warehouse on the Graduate Campus.

At this meeting you’ll meet the trip leaders and other participants, learn more about the trip activity, location, and schedule, and be given a packing list of everything you need for your trip. The trip leaders and Sequoia staff will then help you find and borrow anything on the packing list that you’d like to borrow. We have high-quality outdoor clothing and equipment, and it’s all free to use for your trip!

If you miss a Pre-Trip Meeting, check your email for important info you missed. 

Sequoia Warehouse

Sequoia is the College Outdoors warehouse, located on the Graduate Campus. Everything you’ll need is available for free when you come on a College Outdoors Trip. At Sequoia you will find:

  • Clothing needed for your trip, including any relevant outerwear and specialty items needed for the activity. Sizes range from XS - XXL and come in gendered an non-gendered designs. 
  • Gear needed for your trip, such as sleeping bags, backpacks, water bottles, and much much more.
  • Equipment such as tents, cookware, first-aid kits, and boats, which trip leaders will pack for each trip as needed.
  • Gender-neutral bathrooms, which can also be used as changing rooms.
  • Staff available to answer your questions.