Hidden Valley Nature Center

Midcoast Conservancy offers cross country ski clinics for adults

Posted:  Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 9:30am

Midcoast Conservancy is hosting two cross country ski clinics for adults at Hidden Valley Nature Center: Sunday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 18. Both clinics 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 these clinics are designed to get build skiing confidence for the rest of the winter.

Maine Sport Outfitters will be on site to rent ski gear and to talk about choosing the right equipment for skiers. Once everyone is outfitted for the morning, the class will head out onto the trails. Throughout the session, instructors will cover the basics of safe skiing from technique to trail etiquette. The instructors’ goal is to make sure that the pace of the day meets everyone’s needs and abilities.

The clinic costs $15 for Midcoast Conservancy members and $20 for non-members. XC-ski equipment rentals are just $12. Space is limited and pre-registration is required! Head to https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/adult-x-c-clinic-hvnc/ to register. Be sure to dress in warm, active clothes appropriate for the weather. Avoid wearing cotton; best options are wool or synthetic fabrics, and warm but not overly bulky socks. Bring a snack and a warm drink. Call Midcoast Conservancy with any questions: (207) 389-5150.