Crosscut Mountain Sports Center offers quality ski education programs to school kids from around Montana. These programs are designed to introduce students to the life-long activity of Nordic skiing and create an awareness and appreciation for the outdoor environment.
Our Adventures in Winter Ecology (AWE) curriculum is designed to offer place-based learning experiences in the outdoors, while incorporating elements of the Next Generation Science Standards within each activity. Our curriculum supports experiential learning and offers a unique supplemental educational opportunity for students. We strive to provide an education experience that is adaptable and engaging for grades 3rd-12th. The following topics are offered in our AWE programs:
- Animal winter adaptations
- Animal tracking patterns and skeletal structures
- Snow science and avalanche awareness
- Indigenous Peoples
- Watersheds and environmental stewardship
- Winter tree identification
We offer our Nordic Adventure (NA) programs for grades K-2nd to teach students the basics of cross-country skiing in a stunning environment!
Crosscut's Ski Education is generously supported by Backcountry Access. BCA helps ensure that Instructors and students have the tools they need to dig snow pits and conduct snow science as part of our place-based curriculum.
We currently reach the following schools across Montana:
Bozeman Summit Montessori
Divine Mercy Academy
East Side School
Emily Dickinson Elementary
Heritage Christian School
Monforton Elementary and Middle School
Morning Star Elementary
Pine Creek School
Ridge View Elementary
Sacajawea Middle School
Saint Mary's School
Shields Valley Elementary
Sleeping Giant Middle School
Home School Student Groups
Let us know if your school is interested!
Registration and contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter 2019/2020 Registration is almost full, please email us if you are interested or have any questions.
Our instructors come from diverse educational and professional backgrounds, but share a common passion for getting kids outside on skis and connecting them with the natural world. From NOLS instructors to retired teachers, our instructors are knowledgeable and experienced educators. We strive to make this field trip accessible and inclusive to all students and believe that cross-country skiing can be a life-long activity for everyone!