Lessons and Tours

Whether you have never cross country skied or could use some fine-tuning, a lessons can make all the difference. Our Nordic Center has a team of friendly, PSIA certified cross country ski instructors that will introduce you to the sport or take your skiing to the next level!

Group Lessons

We offer group lessons every day at 10:30 a.m.  They are capped at 6 people per instructor to ensure the best experience.  Group lessons are for beginners and teach classic technique.  If you would like to ensure a spot, please make a reservation by clicking the button below.

Please note: There may be other people in your group lesson.  Group lessons can not accommodate children (14 and under) due to distinct learning needs.  Group lessons do not teach skate technique.  If a group lesson doesn’t accommodate your needs, consider booking a private lesson.


Private Lessons

Catering to a wider range of ages, abilities and techniques, we encourage intermediate and advanced skiers, as well as those wishing to learn to skate ski, to consider reserving a private lesson. Private instruction may be reserved as a family, group, couple or individual.

Private lessons are available by reservation only.  In these lessons, we teach skate or classic technique according to your ability level.  We offer 1 hour private lessons or more in depth 1.5 hour lessons with video analysis.  Requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance by clicking the button below.

$55 ($45 for each additional person)

Skate Clinics

These half day (2.5 hours on snow) clinics are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. They are for skiers who want to improve their skating technique and efficiency. Participants should be comfortable on skis, have the ability to get up some hills, and safely stop on downhills.  Clinics will focus on:

  • Skills including proper body position, efficient movement, and poling techniques.
  • Drills to reinforce good habits.
  • Video Analysis to address specific issues with each skier.

There is a 3 person minimum in each clinic.

$90.00/person Special: $70

Backcountry Tours

Explore the spectacular terrain in the valleys of the Slate River, Washington Gulch, Brush Creek, and the historic mining town of Gothic.  Backcountry nordic ski and snowshoe tours are available by reservation only and are led by our friendly and knowledgeable guides.  Tours last from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

$90 ($60 for each additional person)

Skimo School

Whether you’re racing just to get to Aspenbeat a time goal, or have a great adventure with a friend, being fully prepared for the GT is crucial.  To help get you there, we offer group clinics and personal coaching with 5 time Skimo National Champion Cam Smith.

More Info

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Online Reservations Will Open November 2018