Grand Traverse Ski Club

Advanced Beginner Clinics

When:    Mondays & Fridays
Time:     5:00 – 6:30pm; starting Friday Jan. 5th
Where:   Hickory Hills

Cost:  $130 ($155 on 11/1, $180 on 11/15, $230 on 12/1)

The Advanced Beginner Clinics are meant for newer skiers at least 5 years of age. All participants must meet the program requirements listed below. The Advanced Beginner Clinics serve as a bridge between the Learn to Ski Clinics and the Instructional Ski Clinics. There is a heavy emphasis on fun, skill building, and learning the fundamentals of modern ski technique.


  • Minimum age is 5yrs
  • Grouped by age & ability
  • Skiers must be able to perform the following skills:
    • Turn right, turn left, stop
    • Ride Birch tow to the 3rd Barrel
    • Put on their own equipment
    • Know at least 1 of the 7 skier responsibility code.

Additional Requirements:

  • All skiers must bring and wear a ski helmet and bring their own skis and boots.
  • Hickory Hills ski tickets must be purchased separately from the GTSC programs.
  • GTSC Fees do not included lift tickets.
  • Rental Equipment is now available at Hickory Hills.


  • Skiers must pass the following to advance:
    • Ride all tows independently
    • Basic parallel turn down Buck trail
    • Know all 7 points of the Skiers Responsibility Code

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