Pine University encompasses our wide array of clinics and outings offered year round at Pine Mountain Sports. For those who are interested in getting outdoors and on the trails by way of mountain bike or skis – we’d love to help get you started on Your Path to Higher Level Recreation.
*2014/15 winter Pine.U schedule last updated Jan 28, 2015
2014/15 SKI WAX CLINICS – FREE
Nov 18, 2014 / Dec 2, 16 / Jan 6, 20 / Feb 3, 17 / Mar 3, 2015
Our hot waxing clinic will cover the basics on how to tune and wax your skis at home. Glide waxing techniques in this clinic can be applied to all types of skis and snowboards. And yes, your “wax-less” XC skis still need wax on the tips and tails. Even if you have no intention of doing your own ski waxing, this clinic will give the knowledge you need to make sure your skis are maintained and performing at their best. No need to bring your own skis. RSVP required; 12 people per session. Call 541-385-8080 to register.
BEGINNERS SKATE SKI LESSON – $20
Dec 9, 2014 / Jan 13 / Feb 10, 2015
A morning group lesson for beginning skate skiers led by our friends at MBSEF. Meet at Pine Mountain Sports by 9am. We will carpool to Meissner Sno-Park (or Bachelor if needed), and our MBSEF instructor will guide us thru the basics of skate skiing. Lesson length is approx 90 minutes. No experience is needed but you’ll need to provide your own skate gear (which can be rented at Pine Mtn. Sports the day before for $25). Dress warm, but in layers (as you’ll probably get hot). Bring a few dollars for the grooming donation box at Meissner. RSVP and advance payment required as lesson space is limited. Call 541-385-8080 to register.
BEGIN TO SKIN: BC 101 IN-STORE CLINIC – FREE
Dec 11, 2014 / Jan 15, 2015
Ready to skip the lifts and earn your turns? A backcountry ski or splitboard lets you make tracks uphill as well as down. This clinic is tailored to backcountry beginners. We’ll discuss equipment basics from Tele to AT to splitboards as well as how to use climbing skins. We’ll share clothing secrets to keep you cool when climbing and warm when descending, and examine ways to efficiently pack your gear. Learn why having fun and being smart in the backcountry goes hand in hand with your awareness of snow safety. RSVP required as space is limited to 35. Call 541-385-8080 to RSVP.
BEGIN TO SKIN: BC 101 GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKI OUTING – $85
Dec 21, 2014 / Jan 4 (NEW DATE!) / Jan 25 / Feb 15, 2015
SUNDAYS 9A (Meeting at Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center)
This is the perfect first day-long outing for any aspiring backcountry skier or split boarder. We will start at Mt. Bachelor and ride sleds to a quiet backcountry ski spot in the Central Oregon Cascades. This learning opportunity from Oregon Ski Guides will give participants a comfortable introduction to the basics of touring and climbing, snow safety, skinning up, and skiing or split boarding down some beginning and intermediate runs. We will meet at the front entrance of the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center at 9AM (45 minute drive time from Bend). RSVP and pre-payment of $85 is required. Pack a lunch, as it’ll be a full day. Registrants will receive an email with required gear to bring. Shovels, probes and beacons required but also available if requested in advance. This outing is limited to 6 people as we maintain a ratio of 6 people per AMGA trained/ certified ski guide. NOTE: this outing does not take the place of an avalanche safety course! Call 541-385-8080 to register, and then fill out this trip application ASAP.
FULL MOON XC SKI – FREE
Jan 3 / Mar 7, 2015
SATURDAYS 5:45P* (LAST ONE ON MAR 7 WILL BE AT 7:15P)
Join us for a moonlight XC ski outing on the trails at Swampy or Meissner Sno-Park. Depart from the store at 6P* (DEPARTS 7:30P ON MAR 15). We will carpool to the Sno-Park and decide on our destination based on the wants of the group. Please be prepared by dressing WARM, bringing food and water, at least one headlamp, and a few dollars for the grooming donation box. XC ski demos are free for the evening on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to demo skis, please arrive 30 minutes early and show credit card and drivers license. Call 541-385-8080 for questions.
BEGIN TO SKIN: BC 101 INTRO TO AVALANCHE SAFETY – $85
Jan 9 / Feb 6, 2015
FRIDAYS 9A (Meeting at Pine Mountain Sports)
This learning opportunity from Oregon Ski Guides will give participants a comfortable introduction to the basics of avalanche safety. We’ll learn how to identify avalanche terrain, how to use local and regional resources to make decisions about where and when to ski, the importance of trip planning, how to spot ‘red flags’, as well as an introduction to companion rescue and related gear. Participants should be ready to skin up, and ski or split board down some beginning and intermediate runs. We will start with an indoor session at Pine Mountain Sports at 9AM, before driving up to Mt. Bachelor (45 minute drive time from Bend) to spend the afternoon on the snow. RSVP and pre-payment of $85 is required. Pack a lunch, as it’ll be a full day. Registrants will receive an email with required gear to bring. Shovels, probes and beacons required but also available if requested in advance. This outing is limited to 12 people as we maintain a ratio of 6 people per each of our AMGA trained/ certified ski guides. Call 541-385-8080 to register, and then fill out this trip application ASAP.