Ladies Nordic Ski Expo – Saturday, January 14, 2017
Ladies, are you looking for a supportive environment to try out nordic skiing? Or maybe you’re looking for advice to help you master traditional classic or skate technique? If so, please mark your calendars and join us for the 9th annual Ladies Nordic Ski Expo on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. This is an amazingly fun and social event taught by women for women.
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. We promise you will receive lots of attention as we strive to keep the student to instructor ratio low in order to maximize learning opportunities.
The Trapp Family Lodge, with its great access to backcountry and telemark terrain, and exceptional facilities and views is the perfect classroom. Also, they have snow-making so we can pretty much guarantee that conditions will be perfect!
Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT | Map
Saturday, January 14, 2017
8:30-8:50am – Registration in Yurt
9:00-11:45am – Morning Instructional Session. Please be ready to go. You will meet with your appropriate group outside the touring center.
Noon-1:00pm – Lunch in Trapp Family Lodge Dining Room (price is included in registration)
1:00-2:00pm – Guest Speaker Presentation (St George’s Hall inside Trapp Lodge)
2:15 – 4:00pm – Afternoon Instructional Session, groups meet outside touring center.
4:15-5:30pm – Apres Ski Social (St George’s Hall inside Trapp Lodge)
During the morning and afternoon instructional sessions participants will be able to choose between classic, skate, and backcountry options. Before each session starts all of the participants in a particular discipline will gather to discuss everyones wants and needs. Then the instructors and participants will break out into smaller learning groups.
Gear & Rentals
Your equipment will be determined by the classes you sign up for. For the backcountry classes we recommend the wider, metal-edged, waxless skis with lightweight 3-pin boots and bindings or NNN/SNS BC boots and bindings. Rentals will be available at the Trapp Family Nordic Center. Please call ahead to reserve your equipment as there is a limited supply: 802-253-5755.
Guest Speaker – Jen Roberts, Vermont Works For Women
After lunch join us for a special presentation by Jen Roberts from Vermont Works For Women. Jen specializes in helping girls realize their strengths and push their boundaries through programs like Dirt Divas, Rosie’s Girls, and Women Can Do. Her experiences in the backcountry, working as a guide, and as a member of U.S. Telemark Ski Team taught her that technical proficiency is a sure route to self-reliance and independence. Jen has taught in Oregon, New Hampshire and Vermont, was the trail director at Northern Forest Canoe Trail, and wrote AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Vermont.
Stay tuned for more info on Jen’s specific presentation!
Stay Tuned For 2017 Details… Last year’s offer is below.
During the weekend the Trapp Family Lodge is offering a special race of $225+Tax for a double occupancy room. The room includes access to the fitness center (pool, hot tub, gym, sauna) and tea & cookies each day. To take advantage of this special rate just contact the Trapp Family Lodge (1-802-253-8511) and mention the Catamount Trail Association or Ladies Nordic Ski Expo.
For other lodging options in the Stowe area please click here.
The registration price for the Ladies Nordic Ski Expo includes a full day of instruction, lunch in the Trapp Family Lodge dinning room, post-lunch guest speaker presentation, après ski wine, cheese and chocolate social, raffle ticket and trail pass.
Before January 9th – CTA Members: $75.00 / Non-members: $95.00
Late Registration, January 9th until event – $115.00
Registration will close on Thursday, January 12th at 11:45 pm.
Full refunds are available up to 3 weeks before the event. The last day for a full refund will be Saturday, December 24th. If the event is cancelled due to weather or conditions after December 24th, a refund minus $20 will be provided to all participants.