X-Country Ski Club
Date: February 20, 2019
Duration 1.5 Hours
Maximum members: 10
For Nordic skiers who would like to try Skate Skiing. Unless you own your own skate skis, you will need to rent the equipment at a cost of $32.00.
Basic free skate (skating without poles)
Proper balance on skate skis for moving forward
One skate technique (skating with poles on flat terrain or slight hills)
Offset (basic uphill technique)
Prerequisite: must have taken an intermediate lesson and must be pre-approved by the instructor.
N.B. Rental equipment is limited. Shoes sizes are available from sizes 4.5 to 14, but only 1 or 2 pairs are available in each size. Equipment will be made available on a first come first serve basis, so early sign up is strongly recommended. The deadline for registration is February 6. Once the instructor has given you his approval, your email confirming your desire to be registered for this course will need to include the following information, if you require rental equipment to participate: your height, weight and shoe size. You will be advised well in advance of the lesson whether or not we have been able to reserve the appropriate equipment for you.
Dates: January 9 and Jan. 16, 2019
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Max members: 10
For skiers who feel comfortable on the trail but would like more control, especially on hills. You should be able to do a snowplow stop on an easy hill to take this class.
Basic review of proper use of equipment
Review of how to stop safely and how to get up after a fall
Basic diagonal stride (classic ski technique or parallel skiing) Introduction to double poling
Intermediate X-Country downhill techniques
Linked snowplow turns
Maneuvering hills with intermediate speed
How to get in and out of the track safely including when going down hill How to take turns in a track
Learning when it is best to get out of the track – half snowplow and complete stepping out of the track on a downhill
Prerequisite: must have taken a beginner or an intermediate lesson and must be pre-approved by the instructor.
Dates: January 23, 2019
Duration: 1.5 hours
Max. members: 10
For new or very rusty skiers
Short discussion about equipment and clothing
Tips on how to get skis and poles on and off easily
Practice how to fall safely and how to get up after a fall Basic diagonal stride (classic ski technique or parallel skiing)
Basic X-Country downhill techniques (snowplow stop and snowplow turns)
Basic track skiing, how to get in and out of the track safely (half snowplow)
N.B. Priority will be given to new Ski Club members.
Due to the success of the hill lesson last year, the club will be offering lessons on 5 dates this season. One beginner lesson, two intermediate lessons, one advanced lesson and one basic skate lesson.
The classes have been designed to match the conditions at the resort.
Note that signing up for a lesson does not register you for the day trip. You must sign up for the bus trip in the regular way.
Date: February 27, 2019 (new date)
For those who have successfully completed the Intermediate Lesson. It will focus on hills beyond the current scope of the intermediate lesson.
Advanced snowplow turns
Introduction to Stem Christie (start of a parallel turn in a wedge)
Track skiing on a downhill terrain
Stepping out of the track when going downhill
Skiing downhill terrain with confidence
Double poling in the track
Refresher of diagonal technique (classic skiing in tracks)
Prerequisite: ust have taken an intermediate lesson and must be pre-approved by the instructor.
Last Updated: Feb 29, 2018
Please email George at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 6.pm. on the Tuesday prior to the trip.
You may sign up sooner as classes will fill up quickly! Just ensure to include the date of your lesson in the email.