The ski lessons are designed to teach and develop the Classic Style cross country ski technique, also known as Diagonal Stride technique.
A hearty breakfast is served every morning in our rustic Dining Hall. Choose from hot entrées, homemade baked goods and granola, fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, yogurt, and cereals. Locally roasted coffee, fresh Vermont milk and cream, and local apple cider is always available.
STRETCHING AND BALANCE: In preparation for your ski lesson we will work our way through a series of dynamic stretches and balance activities. GROUP SKI LESSONS: Your first lesson will begin in our Touring Center with introductions of our expert ski instructors and a detailed orientation of what skills you can expect to learn and improve upon this week. Based on a brief self-assessment of your current ability level your ski instructors will help you break into groups that will provide the greatest opportunity for learning and enjoyment. All groups will have the same goals for the week but may approach them from different angles and intensities. This first lesson will be a refresher for veteran skiers and get beginners off to a solid start! The trails here are wide, expertly designed and groomed daily. Our terrain provides fun options for skiers of all abilities.
A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrées, homemade bread, soup, salad bar, fresh fruit and dessert is served daily.
GROUP SKI TOUR: After lunch we will rejoin our ski instructors to head back out on the trails. You will be provided the opportunity to hone the skills you learned this morning and enjoy the outdoors with our expert ski instructors! LIVE MUSIC: David and George will be your source of amazing entertainment through music and dance sessions this week. These seasoned musicians arrive each year with an abundance of songs, jokes, contra dance choreography, and a variety of instruments. David and George welcome you to request songs, sing along, even bring your own instruments to join the excitement. The Music and Dance program is a perennial favorite, always high energy and lots of laughs! WINE, CIDER & CHEESE SOCIAL: Come together in our dining hall to get to know your fellow Road Scholar participants while enjoying red or white wine and exceptional local Vermont cheeses and apple cider.
Dinner is a catered buffet of home-cooked dishes served family style in our rustic dining hall. Each evening dinner will feature a unique combination of fresh vegetables and meats, locally sourced whenever possible. Our kitchen staff does an amazing job accommodating a range of dietary needs/restrictions including delicious vegetarian and vegan options. Salad bar, fresh fruit and dessert are offered every evening.
Folk songs and traditional New England tunes will be played for your enjoyment each evening. Relax to live music in our rustic lounges. Locally crafted beer, wine and chocolates are available for purchase in our Front Office.