Guide Conf - Cross Country Skiing 3/26/22


Drive: I-15 north, east 9000 s, up Little Cottonwood Cyn to Alta Ski Resort at the end of the road, upper parking lot. Meet at the east end of the parking lot. Trailhead


Activity:

Cross Country Skiing Clinic - 2 miles total. Start at the Albion Basin Rd. Discuss sizing skiis and putting on poles. Demo double poling, diagonal stride, and gliding. Ski up trail to uphill section at bend in road. Demo herringbone, side-stepping uphill techniques. Ski to top of road where road meets Sunnyside runs, above yurt. Demo wedge downhill technique. Ski back to trailhead. (make sure snow is soft and not icy)


Gear: Cross country classic skiis, poles, boots, short and long sleeve synthetic shirt, liner pants, ski pants, fleece jacket, rain/wind jacket, gloves, hat, goggles, sunscreen


Rentals: Cross country ski package ($11 BYU Outdoors Unlimited, $10 UVU

Outdoor Adventure Center, $20 Alta)


Itinerary:

0800am - Review ski techniques and uphill technique

0830-1100 am - XC trail




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