Nordic Jr Ski Program
The Junior Programs are for all children in SAU 9 & 13
Nordic (Cross Country) Skiing: Grades 1-6
Kick, Glide, Smile. Kick, Glide, Smile. Kick, Glide, Smile.
Yup, that’s it. Ski at your own pace with your best buddies. Small groups and lots of fun. That’s what ESSC Nordic is all about. Get active and get outside this winter. Join some of the best instructors /guides in the business for a winter of learning and fun.
Master the classic technique and try skate skiing. Or try your first downhill on Cross Country skis. So much FUN to be had this winter. Nordic is a life sport that must be tried by all. Have you heard about ESSC Snow Day at the Nordic venue? Games, obstacle courses, races and lots of exploring. Ask your school rep about all the fun we have with Cross Country Skiing. Hope to see you on the trail soon.
Cross Country Skier’s Code of Ethics…
At ski resorts you are introduced to a variety of people who have different ski levels, and types of equipment. It is important to remember that you must always be responsible, aware of your surroundings, use common sense, and show courtesy to others in order to enjoy the trails. There are guidelines to follow to keep you and others safe on the trails and reduce the risk of getting injured skiing.
- Always check posted trail conditions and obey all signs and posted warnings.
- Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
- Stay to the right when meeting oncoming skiers.
- Before passing another skier from behind, announce your presence and ski around them when safe to do so.
- Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible by others.
- Do not access/use terrain or trails when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
- If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.
Know the Symbols
The colored symbols next to the trails are the keys to enjoying your first few days on the slopes. Their shape and color indicate the difficulty of the trail.
Here’s what they mean: Green Circle: Easier, Beginner; Blue Square or sometimes a Blue Circle: More Difficult, Intermediate; Black Diamond: Most Difficult, Expert; In some cases you will see a Safety symbol, which is a yellow triangle with an exclamation point (!) which means use extra caution.
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We can help with inexpensive equipment rentals for the duration of the program.