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.
*2015/16 Pine.U schedule last updated Feb 1, 2016
2016 SKI WAX CLINICS – FREE
Jan 19 / Feb 2 / Feb 16 / Mar 1, 2016
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 waxless 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 – $30
Jan 26 / Feb 9, 2016
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 the Nordic Center at Mt. Bachelor, 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). If you have a Nordic Pass, please bring it. Otherwise our instructor will provide you with one. RSVP and $30 advance payment required as lesson space is limited. No refunds given for cancellations made within 7 days of the outing. Call 541-385-8080 to register.
BEGIN TO SKIN: BC 101 IN-STORE CLINIC – FREE
Jan 14, 2016
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
(Sun) Feb 14 / (Fri) Feb 19 (NEW Date!) / (Fri) Mar 4 (NEW Date!)
FRIDAYS or SUNDAYS 8A (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 8AM (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 need to provide or rent their own backcountry ski gear. Shovels, probes and beacons required but also available if requested in advance (via the trip application). 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! No refunds given for cancellations made within 7 days of the outing. Call 541-385-8080 to register, and then fill out this trip application the same day.