First event! Beginner's Lesson, XC ski in Millcreek

This is the first TENTATIVE meetup for the Beehive XC Ski & Snowshoe club! Meetups will be based on snowpack and trail conditions.

This first meetup will include a basic lesson in classic xc sking. You will need to bring your own skis, or rent from somewhere. Make sure if you rent, to ask for "classic" cross country skis (not skate skis - major difference!). We will ski up as far as we want, then head down.

Directions to Meetup: We will meet at the park and ride located at 3900 S Wasatch Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT and carpool to the trailhead. From I-215 S, take exit 4 for 3900 S and go 
left. Turn left onto Wasatch Blvd, destination will be on the left. From I-215 E, take exit 4 toward 3900 S/3000 S. Stay to the left and turn left onto Wasatch Blvd, destination will be on the left once you pass 3900 S.

Directions to trailhead: End of Mill Creek Canyon Road, where the winter gate is. We will park there, and ski up the road.  We will carpool up to the parking area as parking may be limited.  Be aware that Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation employees collect the fee as you exit the canyon of $3.00/car. Annual passes are available through Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation by calling [masked], or you can purchase one as you leave the canyon.


XC skiing is a workout - bring snacks and water for afterwards. Dress in light layers. For a beginner's guide, look here: http://xcski.org/new_skier.php?SubPage=11

By attending this event you agree to the groups terms and conditions located at http://www.meetup.com/BeehiveSki/pages/Terms_and_conditions/

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  • Jeff Furse

    It was great to meet so many smart, similar minded individuals today. People that love the mountains first; getting a great workout second! I think this XC ski thing could grow on me....thanks Alicia for hosting.

    1 · December 15

  • Jim

    Fun ski,thanks for organizing Alicia!

    1 · December 15

  • Veronica

    It was fun. Thank you Alicia!

    1 · December 15

  • Veronica

    Great!

    1 · December 15

  • Christian

    Great job Alicia! And thank you very much!

    1 · December 15

  • Alicia

    Awesome group - you all did great! I had a blast

    1 · December 15

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great start Alicia. Email or text some of pics?

    2 · December 15

  • Alicia

    See you guys at 10am!

    December 15

  • Cherie

    I can't find my poles and my kids are all hacking from the nasty air; I'm going to bail this time around

    December 14

  • Mary D

    Sorry, gonna bail. The air is killing me and I don't think the gate at millcreek is far enough above it. Maybe next time.

    December 14

  • Alicia

    how many people are planning on renting skis? If we have at least 10 people, I can get us a group discounted rated

    December 2

    • Alicia

      Keith, yes totally fine if you are not a beginner. This particular meetup is tailored to beginners, but you are welcome to start off with the group, then go your own speed. We will definitely have other events for more skilled skiers.

      December 2

    • Geri

      I will need to rent as well

      December 5

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gonna need 2 sets of rentals.

    1 · December 3

  • Jeff Worthington

    Hello everyone. Is everyone mainly xc skiers? I have a touring set up for backcountry and snowshoes but no xc set up.

    December 2

    • Cherié

      I have to rent. Whatever is convenient is what I am renting

      December 2

  • Veronica

    I'm in.

    December 2

  • Lisa

    Since I am new to XC skiing and SLC, any thoughts on where to rent? Thanks!

    November 24

    • erika

      University Rec Services has good deals if you are neat the UofU

      November 27

    • Lisa

      Thank you for the recommendations!

      November 27

  • Linda (Madam Hike-Nicker)

    This sounds like fun. Thanks for hosting.

    November 22

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