Cross Country Skiing

College of DuPage


Class Description:  Get ready for winter.  Join us as we learn the basics of x-country skiing.  Our trip will take us to Ironwood, Michigan to ski on the beautifully groomed trails of the Upper Peninsula.   This class will be $190.00 plus 1 credit. Price includes transportation, 2 nights in a motel, trail passes, most meals.

Class meetings: December 6, 2006 class; December 15-17, 2006 Trip

Skills Taught:  Classic style cross country skiing and dress for cross country skiing,

Equipment Needed: Students will need to have personal clothing for cross country skiing and cross country skis.  If skis are needed, rental skis can be obtained from REI. More information and a discount card for ski rental will be discussed in class. 

To Register: Call the Field Studies Office at 630.942-2356 On-line , Touchtone (phone), In-Person,

Tentative Schedule:


Leave C.O.D. (Field studies center)                                                 5:30 PM

stop for late dinner (fast food)                                                   8:00 PM

Arrive at Indianhead Motel                                                   12:30 AM


 Wake                                                                                           7:30 AM

Eat breakfast                                                                                8:00 AM

Dress/gear-up for skiing

Leave for trailhead                                                                             9:15AM

Basic ski instruction                                                                9:45AM

Ski                                                                                               10:00 AM

Lunch (you will have to supply)                                                12:30 PM

Ski                                                                                               1:00 PM

Leave for motel                                                                       3:30 PM

Relax and showers                                                                             4:00 PM

Out for dinner                                                                                6:30 PM


 Wake                                                                                           7:00 AM

Eat breakfast                                                                                7:30 AM

Pack Dress/gear-up for skiing                                                            8:00 AM

Leave for trailhead                                                                             9:15 AM

Ski instruction                                                                          9:45 AM

Ski                                                                                               10:00 AM

Back to van                                                                                  1:00 PM

Leave for home                                                                       1:30 PM

Stop for late lunch/dinner                                                             4:00 PM

Home                                                                                           9:00 PM