Updated Oct. 28, 2011

NENSA Nordic Skiing Tune Up Clinic

(formerly Intro to Performance)

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, VT

December 1, 2012

NENSa Intro to Performance Abby Weissman

Come join us for a day to tune up your ski technique, equipment, waxing skills, and training program. There will be both classic and skating clinics taught by the highest level instructors: past Olympians and college racers. Learn about the latest equipment and ask questions about your equipment from knowledgeable equipment representatives. Totally mystified by the waxing component of Nordic skiing? Then come learn from an expert how to keep it simple. Want to learn more about how to develop a training program that works best for you? Then come listen to successful Masters Racers (who have jobs, families) and find out what they do.

The clinic will go from 9-5pm and includes a trail day pass, lunch and all sessions. This clinic is sponsored by NENSA. The cost will be $50 per person if you are a NENSA member, otherwise $65. If Mother Nature does not produce the crucial ingredient (SNOW), then all ski technique will focus on dryland drills you can use year around. This clinic is limited to 60 participants so if interested don’t wait to sign up.


Stay on site at the Trapp Family Lodge for the weekend! There is a discounted room rate of $165 plus tax per night. Please mention this NENSA event to receive the special rate.

Trapp Family Lodge is a unique, four-season resort specializing in European-style accommodations and cuisine, spectacular mountain vistas, upscale amenities, and outdoor activities. Situated on 2,500 acres overlooking the classic New England village of Stowe, Vermont, the Trapp Family Lodge is the perfect setting for a vacation during any season. Settle into one of our delightful rooms or suites with European furnishings and mountain views from your balcony. Indulge in the charm of an alpine lodge, the conveniences of a modern resort and the warmth of a family run property.


The cost is $50 for NENSA Members and $65 for Non-Members. (a NENSA membership is only $30). This includes a full day of clinics and lunch in the famous Dining Room at the Trapp Family Lodge!

We will cap registration at 60 skiers so sign up early! 

Click here to sign up online through the calendar listing.

 Click here for online registration


If you need rentals (skate or classic) Trapps is happy to provide them. They will be open until 4:30 on Friday and again at 7:00 on the day of the clinic to help outfit you. If you need rentals please plan on arriving early on Saturday morning, as we will be heading outside promptly at 9:00.



There will be 6 stations and all participants will rotate through all the stations once during the day. You will be at each station for an hour and then go on to your next assigned station. If mother nature does not provide (SNOW), then all ski technique will focus on dryland drills you can use year around.  

Station 1 – diagonal classic technique/drills

Station 2 – classic double pole and double pole kick technique/drills

Station 3 – waxing technique for glide and kick

Station 4 – equipment information

Station 5 – freestyle/skating ,

Station 6 -  uphill/downhill technique/drills

You will do 3 stations in the morning and then the remaining 3 stations in the afternoon. If you did the classic, waxing stations in the am, then you will do the skating, equipment stations in the pm and vice a versa. If you prefer to do only one technique then when checking in let us know and we will make accommodations. At check in you will be assigned your group and station rotation schedule. The timing will be as follows (stations 1,2,5,6 are going on at the same time)

Morning sessions:

                  8:30 – 9:00 check in, group assignment and station rotation

9:00 – 10:00 first assigned station

10:00 – 10:15 rotate to next assigned station

10:15- 11:15 second assigned station

11:15-11:30 rotate

11:30- 12:30 everyone goes to either waxing or equipment station

12:30 – 1:30 lunch in the Trapps dining room. There will be a talk from Edgewise about their state of the art machine that will perform various grinds on your ski bottoms for improving your ski performance

Afternoon sessions:

1:30 – 2:30 either waxing or equipment station, whatever you didn’t attend in am

2:30-2:45 rotate

2:45 – 3:45 next station

4:00 – 5:00 last station, pat yourself on the back for making it through the day.

5:00 – 6:00 If you want to stay on. Then opportunity to ask experienced Master’s skiers about training programs.


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