Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Cross Country Skiing - SA

Cross Country Skiing - SA

Thoroughly enjoy your winter in upstate NY with cross-country skiing. Learn the basics to effectively glide across snow-covered landscapes. Start out with getting comfortable on skis on flat land and progress to learning how to navigate hills and trails on cross-country skis. Explore Ithaca’s local forests and ski trails or travel to Tug Hill Plateau to find some of the most reliable lake effect snow in the region. This is a beginner friendly class and no previous skiing experience is required. Because of the physical nature of this activity, participants should be able to comfortably walk several miles on variable terrain. Stay active this winter, meet new people, and experience the beauty of winter. Transportation, equipment, and instruction are all included. Students will need to provide their own winter attire appropriate for cross-country skiing. Attendance Policy:  Students must participate in all offered class meetings to earn a satisfactory grade for this class.  Because skiing is snow dependent, it is possible that some classes may be cancelled if there is not enough snow to ski. The last two days of class are scheduled as full day classes.  The longer classes allow us to travel farther to find snow.  Your attendance at these classes may be required to meet the minimum standard number of contact hours.  If there is enough snow to ski locally, these classes may be shortened. Plan to be available for all class sessions and your instructors will keep you informed each week about the status of your class.   

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Tue Jan 29 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Class
Sat Feb 2 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Outing
Sat Feb 9 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Outing
Sat Feb 23 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Outing
Sat Mar 2 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Outing
Sat Mar 9 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Outing

The Essentials

Prerequisites: None.
Course Fee:
$195.00 (students)
$215.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$245.00 (community)
Interested in Financial Assistance? Download an application and see if you qualify.
Drop Deadline:
Friday, January 25, 2013
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1690 (ID #9378)
Course Coordinator
Sarah F. Myers
(607) 255-3802

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed:
Warm, layered clothing (a detailed list is available at registration or on the web), a daypack, hat, mittens, water bottle and snacks. Skis, boots and poles are included in the course fee.

See the equipment list for this course. You may also find our list of Sources of Outdoor Gear helpful.