XC Skiing Day Trip
Destination: Mt. Hood National Forest
Meet: Next Adventure at 9:30am; return to shop by 5:00pm
Cost: $50 per person - Free ski, boot and pole rental!
Let Next Adventure take you to Mount Hood National Forest for a glide on the snow! Want a bigger thrill on a smaller hill? Cross-country skiing is a fun way to explore the snow-covered foothills of Mount Hood. Free XC Ski gear rental!
Next Adventure group trips are an excellent introduction to the pleasures of cross-country skiing. No-hassle transport, gear rental, and instruction from an experienced guide ensure you have a safe trip your first time out.
- Trip Planning & Pre-Trip Info
- Guided tour of Mt. Hood's winter wonderland
- XC-ski instruction, techniques and tips
- Free Gear Rental: XC-skis, boots, and poles included!
- Transportation to and from shop in a smooth-riding van
- Qualified Drivers and Experienced Guides
- The low-down on how to stay warm, safe and comfortable on the trail
- Natural Interpretation of flora, fauna, geology and local history
- Snacks and water
WHAT TO BRING:
Warm, water-resistant clothing
WHAT TO WEAR:
Boots or shoes to walk on snow
Warm socks - synthetic or wool (no cotton)
Warm Base Layer (underwear) - synthetic, wool, or silk (no cotton)
Warm Mid Layer(s) - fleece, wool (anything BUT cotton)
Warm pants (No Cotton - including Jeans)
Shell - waterproof/breathable/ventable jacket and pants
Gloves/Mittens, and extra pair (no cotton)
Warm hat - (no cotton)
Several thin layers are better than fewer thick layers. Leave cotton out of your active winter apparel. Wicking layers under a waterproof and breathable shell (GoreTex-type materials) will help keep you warm and dry.
If this is new information to you, then please come by Next Adventure before the trip to learn more about wicking and layers.
WHAT TO CARRY IN YOUR DAY PACK:
Map of area
Two Quarts/Liters of water
Extra food and Snacks
Sunglasses or goggles, Sunscreen and lip protection
Extra Clothing (xtra socks, xtra gloves, xtra layers)
Headlamp/Flashlight (with extra batteries and back-up)
Pocket knife or multi tool
Lighter(s) plus matches in waterproof container
First Aid Kit
Small insulated pad for sitting
Camera, notepad, ...
Next Adventure is a fully-insured licensed Outfitter and Guide with the State of Oregon. Next Adventure is an equal opportunity Recreation Provider operating under special use permit on the Mt. Hood National Forest and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, USDA Forest Service. Next Adventure Guide-Instructors are locally trail-experienced, and carry current Wilderness First Response certification.