Midcoast Conservancy is hosting a two-day cross country ski clinic for adults at Hidden Valley Nature Center: Sunday, Feb. 10, and Sunday, Feb. 17. Both days will be from 9-11 a.m. Anyone 15 years and older is invited to attend.
Veteran skiers and ski coaches will help boost participants’ confidence and skill on skis. Cross country skiing is a great way to enjoy Maine winters, and this clinic are designed to get people skiing for the rest of the winter with a feeling of competence.
Midcoast Conservancy will have xc-ski gear to rent; instructors will help with choosing the right equipment for each person. Once everyone is outfitted for the morning, the group will head out onto the trails. Throughout the session, instruction will cover the basics of safe skiing from technique to trail etiquette. Instructors do their best to make sure that the pace of the day meets everyone’s needs and abilities.
The two-session clinic costs $30 for Midcoast Conservancy members and $35 for non-members. Fee includes day fee for HVNC and instruction from expert skiers. XC-ski equipment rentals are $20 per class. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To sign up, go to . Participants are asked to dress in warm, active clothes appropriate for the weather, and to avoid wearing cotton in favor of wool or synthetic fabrics. Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack and a warm drink. Call Midcoast Conservancy with any questions: (207) 389-5150.