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Racing Reindeer (Ages 5+)
At Basecamp we love to cross-country ski. ⠀ ⠀ We also believe that nordic skiing should be accessible to all. It's our goal to help everyone, especially children, in our community have a positive experience on skis. That first experience on skis is crucial to becoming a lifelong skier. ⠀ ⠀ Our FREE kids ski lessons will be back this winter (by popular demand). If you'd like to join us for a FREE after school ski lesson this winter this is how it will work. ⠀ ⠀ 1. Mark your calendars to join us for a lesson. If you need to borrow FREE loaner skis, boots and poles for the lessons meet us at Basecamp at 3:30 pm on our skis days. There is no need to RSVP simply show up, we'll fit you for ski equipment, ask that you sign our waiver and then head to the park to ski. ⠀ 2. After you get fit for gear we'll walk on over to the Depot Park downtown (snow permitting) for a lesson on the basics of cross-country skiing. Each lesson will consist of basic technique work (balance, stability and control) and a skills based game. ⠀ ⠀ 3. If you have your own gear feel free to meet us at the park at 4pm. After the ski lesson (around 4:45) we'll head back to Basecamp to return skis and enjoy a complementary prepackaged snack. ⠀ ⠀ Due to COVID concerns Basecamp staff will be following strict protocol established by the Ski and Snowboard Industry Association during ski pick up and drop off and the ski lesson to include facial coverings for students and instructors, social distancing and limited personal contact. Basecamp employees are trained ski instructors and we will be following a set curriculum for each lesson. ⠀ These lessons are for ages 5 on up, adults are welcome but our curriculum is focused on teaching children. ⠀ ⠀ Since this is a FREE service to our community, and we are limiting physical contact with children we do require that ALL children are accompanied by an adult who will not leave children unattended at any point during the ski pick up, lesson or ski drop off. We encourage parents to grab their skis and join us, our lessons in the past have been enjoyable for children and adults alike. ⠀ ⠀ As always, weather is unpredictable in Laramie so please check our updates on social media regarding snow conditions. There are day's we will probably have to cancel if we don't have enough snow. We are also monitoring the COVID situation and will not hold lessons if it won't be safe to do so. ⠀ ⠀ Questions? Give us a call at 307-703-0172
FREE equipment rentals may be picked up at Basecamp from 3:00-3:45pm on the day of the lesson.
We ask that all who attend wear face coverings and require an adult to accompany children to each lesson.
Rebecca Walsh is a former elite biathlete (cross-country skier) and the owner of Laramie's Basecamp. Rebecca's true passion is helping children and adults of all ages have positive experiences in the outdoors, especially on skis. Rebecca holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, is a certified Wilderness First Responder and Professional Ski Instructor of America (level 1).