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Cross-Country Skiing Instruction for Adults

Classical Skiing Lessons
A couple classical cross-country skiing. Classical cross-country skiing, also known as traditional or touring skiing, is what most folks think of as “cross-country skiing” — the skis remain parallel and pointed straight ahead. 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 skiers can also break trail through ungroomed snow. The underside of classic skis has a grippy section in the middle (either a base pattern or a kickwax) to allow the skis to produce forward momentum.
In addition to the group lessons below, we also offer Private Lessons for classical skiing.
Beginner Lesson
For a quick introduction to get you started with cross-country skiing, we offer a 75-minute beginner lesson which covers the basics of the classical skiing motion, turning, and negotiating small hills.
This class is designed for ages 11 and up; children ages 6-10 should take our kids beginner class.
  • Offered most weekends and holidays at 10:30am and 2:00pm.
  • Reservations are accepted for the 10:30am class, but the 2pm session is for walk-ins only (unless the class is listed in our online signup — check the schedule below).
  • Other classes may be added if these times fill.
Beginner Ski Lesson meets for one 75-minute session.
 
ADULT
JUNIOR 13–16
CHILD 11–12
Lesson and Trail Pass
Trail Pass valid all day.
ADULT
$33
JUNIOR 13–16
$29
CHILD 11–12
$20
with Ski Rental
Rental good all day.
ADULT
$48
JUNIOR 13–16
$40
CHILD 11–12
$28
Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
Sat, Dec. 20, 10:30 AM
Sun, Dec. 21, 10:30 AM
Sat, Dec. 27, 10:30 AM
Next Three Available Dates:
Sun, Dec. 28, 10:30 AM
Mon, Dec. 29, 10:30 AM
Tue, Dec. 30, 10:30 AM
Beginner Classical Series
Our series of two 2-hour introductory lessons is the most effective way to learn cross-country skiing. 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.
Beginner Classical Series meets for two 2-hour sessions on the same day and time for two consecutive weeks (e.g. two Mondays in a row from 7–9pm).
 
ADULT
JUNIOR 13–16
Lessons and Trail Pass
Includes complimentary trail pass valid anytime for three weeks.
ADULT
$99
JUNIOR 13–16
$99
with Ski Rental
Rental valid anytime for three weeks.
ADULT
$144
JUNIOR 13–16
$132
Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
Sun, Jan. 4, 9:30 AM
Mon, Jan. 5, 6:30 PM
Wed, Jan. 7, 6:30 PM
Ultimate Stride!
Intermediate/Advanced Classical Skiing
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.
The course offers a high instructor-to-student ratio to allow extensive individual feedback. Let us help you move from shuffling to flying over the snow.
Ultimate Stride! Classical Series meets for two 2-hour sessions on the same day and time for two consecutive weeks (e.g. two Mondays in a row from 7–9pm).
$80 includes four hours of instruction. Trail pass and rental are additional.
Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Previous formal instruction in classical skiing and at least two years of experience. 
  • Upcoming Scheduled Date:
    Wed, Jan. 14, 6:30 PM
    Race Faster! Classic
    Intermediate/Advanced Classical Skiing
    Participants in a classical ski race. 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.
    Race Faster! Classical Series meets for two 2-hour sessions on the same day and time for two consecutive weeks (e.g. two Mondays in a row from 7–9pm).
    $80 includes four hours of instruction. Trail pass and rental are additional.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Previous formal instruction in classical skiing and at least two years of experience. 
  • No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Private Instruction
    We are pleased to offer Private Lessons for both classical and skate-skiing. Our expert instructors will tailor a lesson specifically for your needs, and you get the benefits of true one-on-one instruction. Learn more!
    Skate-Skiing Lessons
    A couple skate-skiing. Skate-skiing, also known as freestyle, is a newer, faster technique where the two skis usually take on a V-shape. Force is generated by pushing the edges of the ski outward against the snow (think rollerblading), which is a more powerful motion than classical skiing and is therefore much faster. The skis are waxed with a glide wax over their entire length, so the skis are faster than classical skis.
    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.
    In addition to the group lessons below, we also offer Private Lessons for skate-skiing.
    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.
    This class is for those with some skiing experience who are already able to control their speed on downhills.
    • Offered most weekends and holidays at 11:30am.
    • Reservations are recommended.
    Beginner Ski Lesson meets for one 75-minute session.
     
    ADULT
    JUNIOR 13–16
    CHILD 11–12
    Lesson and Trail Pass
    Trail Pass valid all day.
    ADULT
    $33
    JUNIOR 13–16
    $29
    CHILD 11–12
    $20
    with Skate-Ski Rental
    Rental good all day.
    ADULT
    $51
    JUNIOR 13–16
    $44
    CHILD 11–12
    $31
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Previous skiing experience, preferably other cross-country skiing experience and instruction. 
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sun, Dec. 21, 11:30 AM
    Sat, Dec. 27, 11:30 AM
    Sun, Dec. 28, 11:30 AM
    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.
    This class is for those with some skiing experience who are already able to control their speed on downhills.
    Introductory Skate-Skiing Series meets for two 2-hour sessions on the same day and time for two consecutive weeks (e.g. two Mondays in a row from 7–9pm).
     
    ADULT
    JUNIOR 13–16
    Lessons and Trail Pass
    Includes complimentary trail pass valid anytime for three weeks.
    ADULT
    $99
    JUNIOR 13–16
    $99
    with Skate-Ski Rental
    Rental valid anytime for three weeks.
    ADULT
    $153
    JUNIOR 13–16
    $144
    Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Thu, Jan. 15, 6:30 PM
    Thu, Jan. 29, 6:30 PM
    Thu, Feb. 12, 6:30 PM
    Ultimate Skate!
    Intermediate/Advanced Skate-Skiing
    A couple skate-skiing. 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 to allow extensive individual feedback. Students should feel comfortable using both the V1 and V2 styles and have spent at least one year skate-skiing.
    Ultimate Skate! Series meets for two 2-hour sessions on the same day and time for two consecutive weeks (e.g. two Mondays in a row from 7–9pm).
    $80 includes four hours of instruction. Trail pass and rental are additional.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Previous formal instruction in skate-skiing and at least two years of experience. 
  • Upcoming Scheduled Date:
    Thu, Jan. 8, 6:30 PM
    Race Faster!
    Intermediate/Advanced Skate-Skiing
    For those interested in technical skate-skiing for racing, we offer our Race Faster clinics. 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.
    Students should feel comfortable using both the V1 and V2 styles and have spent significant time skate-skiing.
    Race Faster! Skate Series meets for two 2-hour sessions on the same day and time for two consecutive weeks (e.g. two Mondays in a row from 7–9pm).
    $80 includes four hours of instruction. Trail pass and rental are additional.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Previous formal instruction in skate-skiing and at least two years of experience. 
  • Upcoming Scheduled Date:
    Mon, Jan. 5, 6:30 PM