Ladies Nordic Ski Expo – Saturday, January 13, 2018
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 10th annual Ladies Nordic Ski Expo on Saturday, January 13th, 2018 at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, VT. 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 Rikert Nordic Center, with its great access to backcountry terrain, and exceptional facilities and views is the perfect classroom.
Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, VT | Map
Saturday, January 13, 2018
8:30-8:50am – Registration
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 (price is included in registration)
1:00-2:00pm – Guest Speaker Presentation
2:15 – 4:00pm – Afternoon Instructional Session, groups meet outside touring center.
4:15-5:30pm – Apres Ski Social
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.
Lunch is included in the cost of this event and will include Chili, two soup options, salad, bread, and dessert. Also, a gluten free option will be provided.
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. If you need rental BC equipment please arrange for that ahead of time. Skate and Classic equipment rentals will be available at the Rikert Nordic Center. Please call ahead to reserve your equipment as there is a limited supply: 802-253-5755.
Guest Speaker – Sandra Dee Owens
After lunch join us for a special presentation by Sandra Dee Owens! Sandra is a jewelry designer/maker that builds creative strategies for personal wellness. The confluence of art/engineering/problem solving in precious metals and natural gemstones, gave Sandra the DIY mindset she needed to overcome devastating health issues. Using simple backyard strategies, Sandra has improved her physical, spiritual and mental health on a 30 year journey to wellness and believes everyone has the tools to find their own wild voice and become more well.
The registration price for the Ladies Nordic Ski Expo includes a full day of instruction, lunch, post-lunch guest speaker presentation, après ski wine, cheese and chocolate social, raffle ticket and trail pass.
CTA Members: $75.00 / Non-members: $95.00
Registration will close on Thursday, January 11th 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 23rd. If the event is cancelled due to weather or conditions after December 23rd, a refund minus $20 will be provided to all participants.