SKI LESSONS FOR ADULTS
CLASSIC SKI LESSONS
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.
BEGINNNER CLASSIC SKI 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.
BEGINNNER CLASSICAL SERIES
Our series of two 1.5-hour introductory lessons is a great way to learn cross-country skiing. Through this series of lessons you will emerge a more confident and capable skier. We'll work on developing a smooth stride, proper pole use, and the ability to handle hills in control
This class meets for two 1.5-hour sessions on the same day and time for two consecutive weeks (e.g. two Mondays in a row from 7-8:30pm).
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.
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. We also offer Private Lessons for skate-skiing.
BEGINNNER SKATE SKI LESSON
Skate-skiing is the fastest, most efficient way of traveling on snow. The 75-minute lesson teaches you the basics of weight transfer, edging, and timing.
This class is for those with some skiing experience who are already able to control their speed on downhills.
BEGINNNER SKATE SKI SERIES
For a more comprehensive introduction to skating we recommend our series of two 1.5-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.
This class meets for two 1.5-hour sessions on the same day and time for two consecutive weeks (e.g. two Mondays in a row from 7–8:30pm).
Lessons for classical or skate-skiing. Our expert instructors will tailor a lesson specifically for your needs, and you get the benefits of one-on-one instruction.
For kids ages 4-10 we offer lessons that combine games and age appropriate instruction so kids learn the basics of cross country skiing and have tons of fun!