Important Reminders

Where do we meet on Day 1?

**Guys and Gals Ski Weekend**

12:00 p.m. check in at the Front Desk of the Inn. 

12:45 p.m. Meet on snow ready to ski-trackside at the Inn. We will walk over the bridge together.

**Women’s Ski Weekend **

9:00 a.m. Sharp! Day 1 Registration/Meeting

Signal Room (across from entrance to Izaak Walton Inn)

This meeting is the only thing that we request you to participate in over the weekend. You will get your ski and yoga time assignment and we want to be sure we have you registered and in the right ski lesson according to your ability. We will get to know a little about you and you will find out more about your instructors and the fabulous weekend we have planned. Please be on time as ski and yoga sessions begin immediately following the meeting. Please let us know if you can’t make it to this meeting.  


Other Helpful Things to Know

Skate and Classic Skis Rental and Sales: 

If you do not have your own skate equipment, we recommend renting prior to your arrival in Essex. 

  • However, Izaak Walton Inn does have classical and a limited number of skate rental gear available at on a first come/first served basis.
  • Glacier Cyclery and Nordic, (406) 862-6446 in Whitefish 
  • Rocky Mountain Outfitter (406) 752-2446 in Kalispell have a selection of both skate and classical gear for rent or purchase. 
  • Sportsman Ski House
  • REI

Additional reminders

  • Wax your skis for the weekend conditions or bring them to Glacier Cyclery and Nordic or Rocky Mountain Outfitter for waxing. Or, at a minimum, bring a rub on glide wax if you do not wax your own skis.
  • Yoga WSW: Bring your own Yoga Mat (extras’ are available if you do not have one) 
  • Night Ski WSW: Bring a headlamp for the guided night ski.

Clothing and On the Trail Items

  • Bring a bathing suit for the new hot tub and the sauna.
  • Suitable ski clothing (cotton not recommended). Be prepared for all types of weather and dress in layers
  • Bring a fanny pack, water bottle, snacks for trail and in between meals.
  • Bring hand warmers and toe warmers if you need them. IWI does have some for sale and Costco sells them by the box. Open them before you get out on the snow. Once you are cold it is already to late and you will be uncomfortable.