Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Skiing Courses

Winter in Ithaca can be a lot of fun if you know where to play. At COE, we have learned where the snow can be found on the ground or where it is falling, even when it is raining on campus! Lauded as "complete" forms of exercise, the versatility and simplicity of the various forms of nordic skiing (classic, skating, and telemark) are great outdoor winter activities. Our instructors will work with you as you learn about the technical skills, and winter awareness that will empower you to pursue these activities safely for a lifetime of winter enjoyment.

AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2014 :

24 + Cross Country Skiing
Start Date - Thu Jan 30
The "best of cross country skiing" for a more mature audience! Join us for this version of Basic Cross Country designed for faculty, staff, and graduate students. Not for PE credit.

Cross Country Skiing - FR
Start Date - Mon Jan 27
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. This is a beginner friendly class and no previous skiing experience is required. Stay active this winter, meet new people, and experience the beauty of winter. Transportation, equipment, and instruction are all included.

Cross Country Skiing - SA
Start Date - Tue Jan 28
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. Stay active this winter, meet new people, and experience the beauty of winter. Transportation, equipment, and instruction are all included.

Cross Country Skiing - Sunday Section 1
Start Date - Wed Jan 29
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. Stay active this winter, meet new people, and experience the beauty of winter. Transportation, equipment, and instruction are all included.

Cross Country Skiing - Sunday Section 2
Start Date - Thu Jan 30
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. Stay active this winter, meet new people, and experience the beauty of winter. Transportation, equipment, and instruction are all included.

Telemark Skiing - SA
Start Date - Tue Jan 28
"Free the heel and your mind will follow." A cross between downhill and cross country skiing, telemark involves a graceful free heel turn that opens up alpine and steep terrain to lightweight backcountry gear. The course starts with the basics of skiing downhill, including braking and turning, then moves to the tele turn, and finally progresses to linked turns. Instructor to student ratio of 1:4 ensures individual attention and progression. Taught on lift-served slopes.

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