Outdoor

Beginner to Intermediate Ski Class

Are you someone that has always wanted to learn to ski? Or perhaps you haven’t skied in years, and are looking for a refresher? Or are you a beginner who wants to become an Intermediate skier? In any case, this is just the class for you! This semi-private instruction package will provide ample individual instruction and fun! Consider taking it with a friend or loved one!
Instructor Matt Bessen, a PSIA certified instructor, will lead you through beginner and intermediate skiing, developing the skills and confidence you need to enjoy your time on the slopes. We will combine on-snow demonstration and skill development with video analysis and evaluation to maximize improvement.
 
Classes meet on Wednesdays
February 4, 11, 18
6:30pm-9:00pm
Christie Mountain – W13755 County Road O, Bruce, WI
Fee: $30
(Lift ticket ($12) and rental ($4), not included)
 

Sailing 101

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to silently skim across the lake on a well-equipped sailboat and understand the basics of sailing? Here is your opportunity! This two session class includes both classroom instruction and an on-the-water training session to introduce you to sailing fundamentals and the real experience of sailing.  
 

The classroom session will focus on sailing terminology, boat types and their costs plus sailing theory. The second class will be an on-the-water sailing experience onboard a 26 foot McGregor motor sailboat. The on-the-water class will be divided into groups of 5 people to experience and learn sailing techniques firsthand.  

 Your instructor, Ted Simpson, has been sailing and teaching sailing for 30 years. He owns, operates and races sailboats including a 30-foot boat in the Apostle Islands. In addition to sailing and racing in Wisconsin, Ted and his wife Mary have sailed their MacGregor along the Florida and Texas coasts.

Classes meet on Tuesdays
 May 12 and May 26
 May 12 – 6:00-8:00 PM, UW-Barron County, Ritzinger Hall Room 204
 May 26 – Group 1- 4:00-6:00 PM
                   Group 2 – 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
                   Class onboard sailboat - on Red Cedar Lake
                   (Alternate date 2nd class for bad weather – June 2)
 Fee: $59