Tahoe Trips andamp; Trails | Take nordic skiing to a higher level
February 20, 2012
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Tahoe Trips andamp; Trailsandamp;#8217; inaugural Lake Tahoe Nordic Ski Camp with Julie Young is a go March 4-8. The comprehensive camp combines classic and skate skiing instruction, exquisite meals and lodging at Cedar House Sport Hotel for a cross country ski camp in North Tahoe-Truckee.andamp;#8220;Weandamp;#8217;ve designed the Nordic Ski Camp with Julie Young to offer unparalleled instruction during the day. The camp will help novice skiers progress to the next level on and off the trail. The group unwinds over scrumptious lunches and fun evening activities,andamp;#8221; said Patty Baird, owner of Tahoe Trips andamp; Trails and Cedar House Sport Hotel.In addition to being a world force in Nordic skiing, Youngandamp;#8217;s accomplishments include winning the Tour de Landamp;#8217;Aude, the womenandamp;#8217;s equivalent of Tour de France.She is the director of the Silver Sage Sports Performance Center, a Reno, Nev.-based training center that serves recreational to professional athletes.Rooted in her expertise as a professional athlete and trainer, Youngandamp;#8217;s instruction provides the tools to help beginner skiers practice proper technique and become hooked on the sport. Young promises each participant will leave with three concrete tools they can hone and build on as they progress in Nordic skiing.There is ample time to practice, to digest information and in Youngandamp;#8217;s words, andamp;#8220;make it your own.andamp;#8221; Young is eager to create a personalized cross-country ski camp experience commensurate with Cedar House Sport Hotelandamp;#8217;s emphasis on authentic, wholesome and fun experiences.Nordic Camp experienceWarm your muscles and increase flexibility with pre-skiing stretches each morning. Expect to focus on moves necessary to obtain a strong skiing stance including single leg strength, core strength and balance. Students will have the opportunity to practice on land before striding and skating on the snow. The small group atmosphere allows each skier to receive one-on-one feedback and learn from one another.Each day includes a gourmet lunch. At night the fun continues with a hands on make-your-own pizza class, gourmet dinners and a moonlit snowshoe tour.Tahoe Trips and TrailsTahoe Trips andamp; Trails offers year round guided adventures throughout the west. Examples of upcoming adventures include five days hiking Utahandamp;#8217;s Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and wine tasting and hiking throughout Californiaandamp;#8217;s wine country. Every month a scheduled trip or customized group adventure awaits. Call 530-587-2251 or visit http://www.tahoetrips.com for more information.