Adult Cross-Country Skiing Instruction 2013-2014

With lessons and series in both classical and skate-skiing styles, Weston Ski Track offers a lesson plan that fits your cross-country skiing interests and abilities. All lessons cover the basics of travelling over flat ground, climbing and descending hills, and stopping efficiently, though the lesson series cover these topics and more in greater depth. Select from the list below or scroll down to examine them all.

Classical (Touring) Ski Lessons
Classical cross-country skiing, also known as traditional or touring skiing, is a centuries-old technique where the skis remain parallel and pointed straight ahead. The underside of the skis has a grippy section in the middle
Classical skiing
(either a base pattern or a kickwax) to allow the skis to produce forward momentum. This style is the easiest for a beginner to learn and allows travel in many conditions. Trails groomed for classical skiing have the familiar two-parallel-tracks pattern. Classical skiing can also be used to break trail through ungroomed snow, and to go up and down moderate hills.
Beginner Lesson

Classes are offered each day on Weekends and Holidays:
10:30am (Reservations recommended — Book Online Now)
2:00pm (Walk-Ins Only)
If the 10:30am class is full, or conditions are good, we may add more classes (view schedule).
ADULT JUNIOR
(age 13-16)
CHILD
(age 11-12)
 
$33 $29 $20 Includes beginner lesson and trail pass.
$48 $40 $28 Includes beginner lesson, trail pass, and rental (tax add'l).
Reservations Are Recommended — View Schedule & Book Online Now


Beginner Classical Series
Our series of two 2-hour introductory lessons is the most effective way to learn cross-country skiing. Each week, as new skills are added, feedback from your instructor strengthens what you have learned. Through this series of lessons, combined with the benefit of unlimited practice time for three full weeks, you will emerge a more confident and capable skier. If you want a smooth graceful stride, efficient arm and leg action, proper pole use, and the ability to handle hills in control, this series is for you.

The class schedule lists the starting time for the first class. This course meets for two sessions at the same time and day of the week (for example, two consecutive Mondays at 6:30pm).
ADULT JUNIOR
(age 13-16)
 
$99 $99 Incl. instruction and complimentary trail pass valid anytime for three weeks.
$144 $132 Includes instruction, three-week trail pass, and three weeks of rentals.
Reservations Are Required — View Schedule & Book Online Now


Intermediate/Advanced Classical Skiing: The Ultimate Stride!
Designed for the intermediate to advanced skier looking to take their classical skiing to the next level, the Ultimate Stride two-lesson series will focus on helping students develop a long, smooth, and fluid classical stride.

The class will review core movements (stopping, turning, uphills and downhills, changing tracks, etc.), and further develop fundamental skills of balance, weight shift, and efficient movement. We'll refine diagonal stride with advanced drills, develop double pole with a kick, and discuss race strategies. We'll also demonstrate recent advances in ski and wax technology that can make classical skiing simpler, faster, and more fun. Let us help you move from shuffling to flying over the snow.

The course offers a high instructor-to-student ratio for individual feedback. Students should have completed the Beginner's Classical Series or have at least two years of ski experience.

The series meets for two 2-hour sessions at the same time and day of the week (for example, two consecutive Mondays at 6:30pm).

Two-Lesson Series: $80 includes four hours of instruction; trail pass and rentals are additional.


Intermediate/Advanced Classical-Skiing Lessons: Race Faster — Classic!
For those interested in technical classical skiing for racing, we offer our Race Faster classic series. We'll refine your diagonal stride, double-pole, and kick/double-pole techniques, introduce drills you can work on yourself to improve your skiing, and discuss racing strategy.

Students should feel comfortable using the diagonal stride and have spent significant time classical skiing. Beginners and those who have never had formal classical skiing instruction should consider our Beginner Classical Series or a private lesson.

The course meets for two 2-hour sessions scheduled on the same day and time for two consecutive weeks (e.g. two Wednesdays in a row). The date and time listed below is the starting time for the first class.

$80 includes four hours of instruction; trail pass and rentals are additional.
Skate-Skiing Lessons
Skate-skiing, also known as freestyle, is a newer, faster technique where the skis (mostly) remain in a V-shape. The skis are waxed with a glide wax over their entire length, so the skis are faster than classical skis. Force is
Skate-skiing
generated by pushing the edges of the ski against the snow, which is a more powerful motion than classical skiing and is therefore much faster.
Skate-skiing requires the ability to balance on one ski, and is therefore easier for those who are athletic and/or have previous skiing experience. Trails groomed for skate-skiing are smooth and wide, and in most cases skate-skiing is only done on groomed trails.
Introductory Skate-Skiing Lesson
Skate-skiing is the fastest, most efficient way of traveling on snow. If you like in-line or ice skating, cycling, or running, you will want to try skating on skis. The 75-minute lesson teaches you the basics of weight transfer, edging, and V1 timing. For those with some skiing experience who are already able to control their speed on downhills.

ADULT JUNIOR
(age 13-16)
CHILD
(age 11-12)
 
$33 $29 $20 Includes lesson and trail pass.
$51 $44 $31 Includes lesson, trail pass, and skate-ski rental (tax add'l).
Reservations Are Recommended — View Schedule & Book Online Now


Introductory Skate-Skiing Series
For a more comprehensive introduction to skating we recommend our series of two 2-hour lessons. This course teaches all the techniques needed to cover a wide variety of terrain, including the V1 and V2 styles. Recommended for those with some skiing experience.

The class schedule lists the starting time for the first class. This course meets for two sessions at the same time and day of the week (for example, two consecutive Thursdays at 7:00pm).
ADULT JUNIOR
(age 13-16)
 
$99 $99 Incl. instruction and complimentary trail pass valid anytime for three weeks.
$153 $144 Incl. instruction, three-week trail pass, and three weeks of skate-ski rentals.
Reservations Are Required — View Schedule & Book Online Now


Intermediate/Advanced Skate-Skiing Series: Ultimate Skate!
Designed for the intermediate to advanced recreational skate-skier looking to develop smooth and effective skating technique, the Ultimate Skate two-lesson series will focus on helping students develop their V1, V2, and V2-alternate patterns.

We'll refine all techniques with advanced drills and individual feedback, focusing on efficiency and development of personal approaches to optimize balance, weight shift, and glide.

The course offers a high instructor-to-student ratio for individual feedback. Each session lasts two hours. Students should have completed the Introductory Skate-Ski Series or have at least a year of skate-skiing experience.

The series meets for two sessions at the same time and day of the week (for example, two consecutive Mondays at 6:30pm).

Two-Lesson Series: $80 includes four hours of instruction; trail pass and rentals are additional.


Intermediate/Advanced Skate-Skiing Lessons: Race Faster — Skate!
For those interested in technical skate-skiing for racing, we offer our Race Faster clinics. You can take the one-hour tune-up or the series of two 2-hour lessons.

We'll refine your V1, V2, and double-poling techniques, introduce drills you can work on yourself to improve your skiing, and discuss racing strategy. The course meets for two 2-hour sessions.

Students should feel comfortable using both the V1 and V2 styles and have spent significant time skate-skiing. Beginners and those who have never had formal skate-skiing instruction should consider our Introductory Skate-Skiing Series described above or a private lesson described below.

Series: $80 includes four hours of instruction; trail pass and rentals are additional.
Private Instruction
If your schedule does not match our group lessons, or if you would like to work on a specific skill, please call to arrange for private instruction. Our expert instructors will tailor a lesson specifically for your needs, and you get the benefits of true one-on-one instruction. Our kids instructors are also available if you want private instruction designed for your children.

Please call (781) 891-6575 to reserve private instruction.
Hourly Private Lesson Rates
Trail Pass and Rentals are additional.
  WEEKEND/HOLIDAY
RATE
WEEKDAY DISCOUNTED
RATE
One Student $65 $55
Two Students $95 $85
Three Students $125 $115
Four or More Students $145 $145
Kids Lessons

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