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Nordic Ski School
The Mazama Nordic Ski School offers three types of cross-country skiing classes: Classic, Telemark, and Backcountry. Ski Mountaineering is taught as a separate program. The Nordic Ski School program consists of an evening student orientation meeting on Thursday, December 13, 2012, a series of four lessons on consecutive Saturdays or Sundays – your choice – in January, 2013. This year’s applications for the Ski School must be received by December 1, 2012.
Important Dates for 2012-2013 Mazama Nordic Ski School
Please don’t delay in registering for Nordic classes. Although we attempt to find class space for all applicants to the Nordic Ski School, classes are filled on a first come, first served basis, and there may be more applicants than we can accommodate. If classes are filled, we will start a waiting list.
General Nordic Ski School Info
Do you think outdoor fun with the Mazamas ends with the close of summer climbing season? Think again, because January means Nordic Ski School! This year we have another great group of instructors who are ready to take you to the next step in cross-country skiing, no matter what your level. We offer traditional cross-country skiing from beginning (never been on skis) to advanced. Beginning telemark is taught in our Nordic Downhill course. And this year we are offering a Backcountry ski course.
Applications for Mazama Nordic Ski School classes are available at the Mazama Mountaineering Center or by downloading the form from this page (in the Student Registration section above). Online registration also will be available here beginning in November. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.. Applications and payment must be received at the Mazama Mountaineering Center by this date.
Class Fees are as follows:
Refund Policy. Fees are non-refundable if you cancel after December 31, 2012 unless:
Instructors are Mazamas members who are Nordic skiing enthusiasts and volunteer to teach Nordic skiing simply for the love of the sport. They have First Aid and CPR certification and receive instructor training, guidelines, and support from the Mazamas. Each class also has at least one assistant instructor. If you are interested in teaching or assisting with a Mazama Nordic Ski School class, please see Information for Mazama Nordic Ski School Instructors section below.
CLASSIC CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING
Intermediate: OK, I’ve got good gear and I can glide, turn and stop. Is that all there is? – No? - Then let’s keep…….skiing!
Advanced: Nordic rules, and I want to go faster and farther, deeper and steeper!
NORDIC DOWNHILL: Yearn for the burn in the turn
NORDIC BACKCOUNTRY: Hey, this is fun, but I want to go off-trail and not be limited to fixed routes!
Note: Actual class content for all classes may vary at the discretion of the instructors because of ski conditions or the particular needs of the students in the class.
Questions about Mazama Nordic Ski School?
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Want to see some Nordic ski class action photos? Check out the new Nordic ski photo gallery under Resources.
Information for Mazamas Nordic Ski School Instructors
Important dates for 2012-2013 Mazamas Nordic Ski School Instructors
There are two ways to apply to be a Mazamas Nordic Ski School instructor:
USDA Special Use Permit Information and Non-Discrimination Statement
Mazamas Education Programs operate under a special use permit with the Mt. Hood National Forest.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the Mazamas is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.