Ski Skills Class

2022 Ski Skills Class on Wednesday Nights!

The program will continue in the age of COVID-19 — last year’s program was a success with no reports of exposure from the program.

Ski classes for Alpine and Telemark skiers keen to develop their skills.

Enjoy a break from the city and develop your skills so you can ski the backcountry with more enjoyment.

This evening program helps you improve your ski descent skills during uncrowded weeknights.  We use the lifts to maximize focus on descent skills.  Classes are organized by ability level — so that your classmates are skiing at about the same level.

All levels between “never skied” and “advanced” are available. (Sorry no expert level classes)

Location: Summit West — just across the freeway from the WAC Cabin, Exit 52 off of I-90

Days/Dates: Wednesdays:  Jan 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 16 2022
If for any reason the pass is closed on a Wednesday, we’ll schedule makeups on Feb 23rd if needed.

Times: Lessons run from 7:30-9:30 PM

Lesson cost:  $230 (Last year was $210)
Lift tickets or seasons pass required and additional cost.
There is a discounted price when a seasons pass is purchased along with the lessons and there is a separate allocation of seasons passes for enrolled students that isn’t subject to the “sold out” conditions for seasons passes to the general public last season.   Typically the enrollment window opens in mid-October.   Enrollment after December 1st is on a space available basis and subject to a $50 surcharge.

Rental season’s pass for Alpine ski gear also available for Downhill/Randonnee/Alpine Touring students without their own gear.  Sorry Telemark and Alpine Touring gear rentals not available through the Summit

Also this season we are also offering an “Uphill” session from 6:00PM to 7:00PM on the same Wednesday Nights.   The “Uphill” sesson offers coaching on effective skinning and other uphill travel skills.    Cost is $119 for adding on the “Uphill” coaching sesson.

Routefinding, avalanche safety and winter camping skills are taught in a separate program, the WAC Backcountry travel class

To enroll: 

  1. Become a WAC member.
  2. Email Randy Oakley @ for an enrollment link

More Info: Contact Randy Oakley @