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 30, 2022

X-Country Ski Clinic 1

February 5, 2022

X-Country Ski Clinic 2

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. If you are a more experienced skier, you are welcome to sign up for this trip to get out and do some more independent skiing (skate or classic) on the 20 km of trails at Teacup Lake.

How to Register

Registration Opens:

Spring Semester 2022

Trip Fee:

*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. 

To register for a trip, stop by the College Outdoors office in Templeton 244 or call us at 503-768-7116 once registration is open. Some trips fill up fast! The registration process can be a bit confusing your first time, you can learn more by reading How to Sign Up for a College Outdoors Trip.

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

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


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.