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 dependent on weather and conditions. 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.
*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.