Do I need my own gear? 

 Yes. If you are renting gear make sure to specify whether you are skate skiing or classic skiing.

 

Is Skate Equipment different than Classic Equipment?

Yes. Skate gear is entirely different than classic gear. The boots, skis and poles are not the same.  

 

How should my gear fit?

Skis are fit based on skier weight, ability level and height. Skate skis are totally smooth tip to tale. Skate poles should come to between your chin and nose when you are standing on your skis. If in doubt, error on the longer side. Poles can always be cut, but not lengthened. Classic poles should come to the top of your shoulder. Skate boots are higher on the ankle than classic boots. Both Skate and Classic boots are comfortable fitting. They should fit similar to running a shoe, but be snug.  They may be smaller than your regular shoe size because once you start skiing and flexing your ankles your heel will move into the back heel pocket of your boot giving your toes a bit more room. Make sure your boots are not too big.  

 

What should I wear? 

Think layers!  It can feel cold at the start, but you will warm up quickly, so having layers to remove is helpful. Light weight jackets and pants like you would wear hiking, winter cycling, or running are great.  A light hat, headband and less bulky gloves are also essential. 

 

Do I need my own pass?

No. Betties will cover the cost of your day pass if a fee is required.

  

Do you coach all levels of skiers?

Yes. We welcome all level skiers.  We coach from Never Evers to Advanced/Racers.