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With easy, step-by-step instruction from our experts, you'll be gliding over the snow in no time at all.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Conditions permitting. Cross-country skiing is a fun, healthy and exhilarating sport that offers an easy way to enjoy winter's snowy countryside. Held on the beautiful groomed trails of Pineland Farm in New Gloucester, Maine, our expert guides will guide you step-by-step through the basic techniques for enjoying this relaxing aerobic activity. They'll teach you how to stride, pole and turn, plus give you friendly advice and tips on navigating different types of terrain. You'll then practice what you've learned with a guided ski excursion. You'll leave this course with the skills necessary to confidently cross-country on your own, allowing you unparalleled access to the wilderness in winter.

All necessary cross-country skiing equipment is provided.

Please note this course is weather dependent.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

**Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.

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What to Bring
  • Weather- and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Fleece jacket or wool sweater - appropriate level of insulation for the activity
  • Long underwear tops and bottoms (synthetic or wool)
  • Warm hat, gloves or mittens
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • One quart of water (no glass bottles)

Optional
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof camera
  • Neck gaiter or balaclava
  • Classic cross-country skis (no metal edges, max 68 mm.) with boots, gaiters and poles**

What We Provide
  • Sunscreen
  • Use of all necessary skiing equipment: skis, boots, gaiters and poles
Average Rating 
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19  out of  19 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
February 11, 2020
Awesome Experience!
Booked this discovery course the day before, and so glad I did! Lee B. and Bob F. were both great and - as someone who has never put on skis before -... more
Brunswick
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5 / 5
January 10, 2020
Wonderful class
I needed a refresher course to help as I try to learn how to cross-country ski and this class was perfect!.Chris C. and Lee B. were excellent instructors,... more
Yarmouth, Maine
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5 / 5
January 6, 2020
Good pre-Intro course
The "Discovery" course is great for a first-time skiier or someone looking for the basics. I've got decades of x-c skiing under my belt,... more
New Gloucester ME
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
January 6, 2020
LL Bean Guides are Top Notch
I did not excel at Cross Country Skiing...but I'm very glad I tried instead of staying at home convinced I couldn't do it. I love these LL Bean... more
South Portland
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5 / 5
January 5, 2020
Excellent course
It was a great course and Lee B, Eric and Seth were fantastic instructors. Definitely worth the time and money! I would recommend and encourage anyone... more
Windham
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
March 8, 2019
XC Skiing Discovery Course
Instructors Chris C and Lee B were very knowledgeable and professional as well as understanding. The group I skied with were diverse in experience but... more
Pompton Plains, NJ
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3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
March 6, 2019
Excellent Course and Great Value
This is an excellent course for anyone looking to learn to cross-country ski or refresh their skills. Even though I've now taken the course, I would... more
Falmouth
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
February 25, 2019
It was a lot of fun and informative
My mother and I showed up to our scheduled event 2 hours early, and were graciously attended to by one of your sales representative, that saw us lingering... more
Litchfield
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
February 18, 2019
Great time skiing
This experience was so much fun. I’ve never been skiing before and felt like they provided you with enough instruction to be able to enjoy yourself out... more
Massachusetts
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3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
February 17, 2019
So much fun!
I would highly recommend the Cross-Country Skiing Discovery Course to anyone who wants to learn the basics of cross country skiing, or for anyone who needs... more
New Hampshire
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