Introduces foundational skills in Nordic track and skate and Nordic downhill ski disciplines. Topics include beginner and intermediate cross country track and ski touring skills for both on-and off-trail skiing in low to moderate elevation snow terrain. Students participate in regional field trips. This is the non-credit option of OLP 149.
Special Requirement: This course involves moderate to high physical activity and the ability to be active and in the outdoors for a full day in a remote, forested environment in sub-freezing temperatures and full winter conditions. Off-campus field trips. All students must submit the OLP Health History and Physical Examination Attestation Form, completed and signed by a physician, verifying medical clearance for full participation. Students assume any travel and permit/pass costs associated with field trips.
Requires permission of OLP Program Coordinator (TremblayB@gcc.mass.edu or 413-775-1126).