Saturday, Jan. 13—RIPTON—Registration for the 2018 Ladies Nordic Ski Expo is open, and this year organizers are making a pretty significant change of location and will be holding the event at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton on Saturday, Jan. 13. The event is the perfect opportunity to meet women with a shared interest in experiencing the fun adventure that nordic and backcountry skiing provide. It’s also the perfect place to polish up those classic, skate and backcountry skiing skills.
The Ladies Nordic Ski Expo is unique in that it offers an opportunity to receive instruction in the traditional skinny-ski track disciplines of both classic and skate skiing as well as backcountry and telemark techniques. Participants are able to pick and choose the type or types of instruction they want to receive during this day long event. Instructors for the event are the best of the best and include some of the world’s top master skiers.
The day will be broken up into a few different pieces. Start the morning off with a slightly longer and more intense instructional session, followed by lunch and a presentation (included with registration) in the Bread Loaf Inn. After lunch, participants will get back out on the skis and continue skills development and possibly put those skills to use on a short tour. Lastly, before saying goodbye, the group will reconvene indoors at the apres ski social to reflect on the day and have a few more laughs.
8:30-8:50 a.m. — Registration
9-11:45 a.m. — Morning instructional session
12-1 p.m. — Lunch in the Bread Loaf Inn dining room
1-2 p.m. — Guest speaker presentation: Sandra Dee Owens
2:15-4 p.m. — Afternoon instructional session
4:15-5:30 p.m. — Apres ski social in the Bread Loaf Inn
Register at catamounttrail.org.
Photo courtesy of Catamount Trail Association
Join a women-only ski event on the trails at Rikert Nordic Center, for a day of fun and instruction on snow. All levels are encouraged to join the group.