One of the things that made last year’s pandemic winter tolerable was getting outside at Rikert each Saturday with a bunch of kids on cross-country skis. My daughters had never Nordic skied before, and my abilities are… limited. But we heard that Frost Mountain Nordic’s BKL (Bill Koch League) program was pretty low-key for the youngest participants. And besides, there wasn’t much going on in our pandemic-winter lives. So we decided to give it a try.
I’m so glad we did. The girls and I learned a ton, and it was a joy to be out exploring the winter woods with a big pack of families on skis. (Pictured above is instructor Erik Remsen showing beginners how to assume the “dead bug” position to get up after a fall.)
Registration is now open for this winter’s programs. There are three groups: beginners in grades K-6; intermediate skiers in grades 2-6; and advanced skiers in grades 5-8.