Last Updated: Feb 3, 2018

How to register for a lesson


Please email George at george.lorenz@rogers.com 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. 

Beginner Lesson


Duration: 1.5 hrs

Max members: 10

Date: January 10, 17

Note: lesson on Jan 10th is repeated on the 17th. 


Who should take this?

For new or nearly new skiers.

Description

  • 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)

SCheduled Lessons


Beginner Lessons for new or nearly new skiers:  January 10, 2018, Horseshoe; January 17, Scenic Caves


Intermediate Lessons: January 31, Horseshoe (change from Highlands)

Etobicoke 

X-Country Ski Club 

INTERMEDIATE LESSON


Duration: 1.5 hrs

Max members: 10

Date: January 3

Note:  lesson originally scheduled for Feb 7th has been cancelled. 


Who should take this?
This lesson is designed 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.


Description

  • 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
    • snowplow stops
    • linked snowplow turns
    • maneuvering hills with intermediate speed
  • Track skiing
    • 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 

Ski Lesson Information


Due to the success of the hill lesson last year, the club will be offering lessons on 4 dates this season. Two beginner lessons and two intermediate lessons focused heavily on hill technique. 

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.