Preseason Nordic Fest is here!

We love the smell of hot wax, the feel of snowflakes falling on our faces, and the sound of snow crunching under our skis. We love Nordic skiing and everything it embodies. Nordic is more than a genre of skiing, it is a culture and a way of life. Anyone who has ever dawned a pair of XC or AT skis and taken off into the woods knows this.

The Preseason Nordic Fest is a celebration of this way of life!

This weekend at the Shop you can partake in free clinics, tasty Nordic dishes, and meet your fellow skiers. We will also be hosting various clubs from the Nordic community. Plus, all attendees who become a Nordic Club member or buy a Nordic season ski pass during the event will get an additional discounts on all already discounted new 2012/2013 skis and ski gear, demo skis, rentals and used skis!

Nordic skiing is part of human history. In fact, the oldest known skis are 4,500 years old!

Below is a copy of the schedule for this weekend. We hope to see you here!

Saturday, Nov. 2nd

10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.- Informational tables- Nordic Clubs and Nordic Center at Mt Hood Meadows

10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.- Flex Testing Skis, roller ski demos

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.- Basic Nordic Ski Maintenance and Waxing- Dane From Swix

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.- Advanced Tuning and Waxing- Sam Cordel from TOKO & Mt Hood Meadows

3:00-4:00 p.m.- Women’s Clinic on Nordic Skiing

3:00-4:00 p.m.-Introduction to Roller Skiing: an off season way of life

4:00-5:00 p.m.- Choosing Backcountry Ski: technical tips for the Pacific Northwest Skiers-

4:00-5:00 p.m.- XC Ski Performance Strength-Shawn Bostad from Upper Echelon Fitness

5:00-6:00 p.m.- Introduction to Alpine Touring/Randonee Skiing (a.k.a A.T. skiing)

Sunday, Nov. 3rd

12:00-5:00 p.m.- Introduction to Nordic Clubs and Destinations

12:00-5:00 p.m.- Nordic Center at Mt Hood Meadows: Introduction to Nordic Skiing,

12:00-5:00 p.m.- Flex Testing Skis

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.- Foundations of Nordic Ski Maintenance

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.- Advanced Tuning and Waxing

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.- Choosing Backcountry Ski: Technical Tips for Pacific Northwest skiers

4:00-5:00 p.m.- Introduction to Alpine Touring/Randonee Skiing (a.k.a A.T. skiing)

5:00-6:00 p.m.- Mountain Shop Services for Nordic Racing Teams, coaches meeting w/ Guy

Location: Mountain Shop 1510 NE 37th Ave, Portland OR 97206
Time: November 2 10:00 to 6:00 p.m. and November 3rd 12:00 to 5:00

 

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