Grand Traverse Ski Club

Advanced Beginner Clinics

When:    Mondays & Fridays, 1/4/19 – 2/22/19
Time:     5:00 – 6:30pm
Where:   Hickory Hills

Please note:  Due to a Friday night high school race on January 25th, Friday lessons are cancelled that night and a make-up date will be rescheduled if possible.

Cost:  $150

DOES NOT INCLUDE Hickory Hills lift tickets.  These must be purchased separately from the GTSC programs at the hill.  See rates here

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 See rates here.
  • 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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