Three lessons will be offered on Day 2: Basic Cross Country Skiing Lesson 2 in the morning, and Outdoor Survival or Skate Skiing in the afternoon. In addition to this, we will be offering an easier guided ski to 13th Lake and a trip to Camp Santanoni - one of the Adirondack's historic "Great Camps" for our more advanced group. We will wrap up the evening with a moonlight snowshoe tour.
A delicious buffet-style breakfast at Garnet Hill Lodge's Log House Restaurant, including eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes or french toast, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, granola and pastries.
Meet at the Outdoor Center, gear up, and find your group. Track 1 participants will learn to snow plow downhill and climp uphill in Basic Cross Country Skiing Lesson 2. Track 2 participants will ski to the lake. This is a moderate ski on our trais that does involve a somewhat steep hill down, and then back up from, the lake. Once we get there, conditions permitting, we will be able to experience skiing on the lake itself. There is no better way to experience the majesty of the mountains and the serenity of the Adirondack park. Track 3 participants will take the shuttle to Camp Santanoni, about an hour drive from Garnet Hill Lodge. We will ski 4.9 miles through the woods, down an old and peaceful carriage road to the main complex of Camp Santanoni. On our way, we will pass their old farm complex. Once we arrive, we can picnic, and look around the camp before skiing back to the gate complex. The challenge of this trip is the distance.
Each participant will be able to make their own lunch from a delicious and varied picnic lunch spread laid out during breakfast. Participants will pack up their lunch, ready to be enjoyed at the Outdoor Center or Camp Santanoni.
After lunch, participants who are at Garnet Hill for the day can choose from either an Outdoor Survival Lesson (no prior knowledge required) or a Skate Skiing Lesson. This is a fast-paced form of cross country skiing that requires balance, coordination and stamina. While you may not become an expert in one lesson, we think you will enjoy trying something new in a low-risk environment.
All participants will enjoy a buffet dinner at Garnet Hill Lodge including vegetarian and gluten free options.
As usual, we will have our evening meeting at 5pm to go over and select activities for the day ahead. After our meeting, join us on a moonlight snowshoe tour. With very little light polution, Garnet Hill is the perfect place for stargazing. Join us shortly after nightfall for a peaceful and magical snowshoe tour. After dinner, guests are welcome to relax by the fire or take advantage of the games room. As always, our cozy pub is open to all guests and patrons.