Learn to Ski with

the Nature Connection

Our goal is to help kids gain confidence outdoors in the winter

The Nature Connection Ski Day!


4th graders are introduced to their first cross-country skiing experience on public land. The Nature Connection partners with the United States Forest Service to provide youth with an Every Kid in a Park pass as well as Junior Snow Ranger booklets. Winter wildlife and their adaptations are introduced as well as how to ‘dress like an onion’ while preparing for a day outdoors in the wintertime. At almost 11,000 feet on top of the Grand Mesa, youth learn to fall and get back up again on xc skis — in return they ‘grow their grit’.

When, where, what?

What to expect on a ‘Bike Day’


Program begins at a pump track where students learn to balance, jump and maneuver obstacles

Students explore single track trails on Nature Connection bikes with staff and volunteers

Staff introduces students to bike games that support riders of all skill levels

Program will run from start to finish for approximately 2 hours