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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. At L.L.Bean's private groomed facility at Fogg Farm, in Freeport, 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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14  out of  14 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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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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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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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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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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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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5 / 5
February 10, 2019
Beautiful Afternoon on Skis!
The Fogg Farm is a great place for getting your bearings on cross-country skis. We spent a sunny winter afternoon exploring with Lea B. and Wilson, who... more
Maine
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5 / 5
February 3, 2019
Great course
This is a great course for beginners and anyone who wants to refresh their skills. Pete and Kevin were great. They went through all the basics and answered... more
Portland, Maine
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5 / 5
March 12, 2018
Great for Beginners
I took this course in February and then again in March. I'm a total beginner and my boyfriend has been cross-country skiing for decades, so I wanted... more
Cape Elizabeth, ME
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4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
February 17, 2018
Great XC Ski Lesson
I took the Cross-Country Skiing Discovery Course on 02/13/2018. It was a great time! We had seven students with varied experience. Kevin and... more
Bangor, ME
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
February 5, 2018
excellent x country skiing intro
I tried the Cross country skiing ODS course this weekend. The instructors were great,very knowledgeable and patient with everyone. They clearly explained... more
Leeds, ME
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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