Skate Ski Clinic Day Trip

Upcoming Events

February 25, 2023

Skate Ski Clinic 1

March 5, 2023

Skate Ski Clinic 2

Skate skiing is an exciting, fast-moving sport. It’s like ice-skating, but on snow. If you already know how to rollerblade or ice-skate, you’ll be able to pick up skate skiing in no time with our skate ski equipment! We have everything you need, at no extra rental charge. We’ll start the trip with a skate ski clinic where you’ll learn on the groomed tracks at the Teacup Lake Nordic Center on the east side of Mt. Hood. You’ll then put your new skills to the test by exploring the groomed trails of Teacup Nordic with your new friends. Since the area is well marked, once you learn the basics, you can go at your own pace and ski whatever loops you choose and explore Mt. Hood’s winter wonderland.

How to Register

Registration Opens:

  • Friday, January 28th 2023 for Skate Ski #1
  • Friday, February 18th 2023 for Skate Ski #2

Trip Fee:$45/22

*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 skate 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

Amenities

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.