Learn to XC ski at LL Bean Discovery School
LL Bean Discovery Series
Learn to cross-country ski or snowshoe for only $20 (including equipment, intruction, and a couple hours out there doin’ it)
But chances are pretty good he’s keeping himself sane this season with some good old fashioned outdoor therapy.
If you’re going to survive winter without a weekly keyboard-chucking meltdown, you’re going to need some winter activity. And if you need help acquiring it (like lessons, maybe, or a winter “safe zone” where you can dabble in cross-country skiing or snowshoeing without feeling threatened, pressured, or laughed at) then look to L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School.
Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing programs are available this winter for $20 (which includes instruction, equipment, and 1-2 hours out there in the outdoors, doing your darndest not to fall down).
For folks who’ve never cross-country skied before, it’s painful to dish out a load of cash for equipment only to find out two days later you hate the sport, so you curse fate and chuck the skis into the basement where they’ll rot for three years until you sell them at a garage sale for $10, which is barely enough money to buy a decent turkey sandwich.
With the Outdoor Discovery School, you have the luxury of trying out the sport without the risky monetary risk-taking.
It’s true, LL Bean has an ulterior motive for the programs. They’re hoping you’ll test out a sport, fall insanely in love, and hit store to spend your hard-earned dough on new skis and poles and a sweet-looking fur hat. But then again, they really just want you to get outside. You’ll hear no sales pitch, you will be pressured into zero purchases.
Got questions? Ask away. Then leave without spending another penny. Or come back and try another sport. Try everything until you find the thing that makes you not fall into the anti-winter vortex of curses and bad daytime television.