Lessons & Clinics

Learn to Ski With Us

Whether you have never cross country skied or could use some fine-tuning, a lesson 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!

Learn to Ski
$60 per person. We offer our Learn to Ski lessons every day at 9, 10:30, 12, and 1:30. The Learn to Ski lesson is for people who are just beginning their lifetime of cross-country skiing and would like to learn the basics of classic technique from a professional, knowledgeable instructor. Learn to Ski lessons may be reserved as a family, group, couple, or individual. Our Learn to Ski lessons are 60 minutes long and teach classic technique.

Private Lessons
$70 per person. Private lessons are offered daily at 9, 10:30, 12, and 1:30. Catering to a wider range of ages, abilities and techniques than our Learn to Ski lesson, we encourage intermediate and advanced skiers, as well as those wishing to learn to skate ski, to take a private lesson. Private instruction may be reserved as a family, group, couple, or individual. Private lessons are 75 minutes and teach your choice of classic or skate.

Weekend Clinics
$80 per person. These half day (2.5 hours on snow) clinics are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon. They are for skiers who want to improve their skiing 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 and drills and will feature video analysis. There is a 3 person minimum in each clinic.

Skimo School
$90 per person. In recent years the Grand Traverse has transitioned from more of a Nordic event to a ski mountaineering (skimo) event. Whether you’re racing just to get to Aspen, beat 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 and 2018 Grand Traverse Champion Cam Smith.

Learn to Ski for Free
FREE! Learn to Ski for Free clinics are group lessons offered on Wednesdays throughout the season from noon to 1 pm.  The lessons are for beginners, people who have a hard time skate or classic skiing, or people who have never tried nordic skiing before. Participants must sign up in advance. Each lesson has a maximum of 12 participants and is open to skiers ages 18 and over. You may only sign up for 2 Learn to Ski for Free lessons throughout the season.

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Thanksgiving Camp
Varies. Our annual Thanksgiving Camp fills the holiday weekend with clinics for skiers of all ages and abilities with professional instructors from all over the state. Situated at 10,400 feet, the Lily Lake trails just a  outside of Crested Butte are a reliable venue for early-season snow and make a great staging ground for the Camp. Some years we can even host the Camp right in town. Join us for a weekend of learning, of fun, and community-building.

All lessons and clinics are available by reservation only.
Lessons & clinics have limited space, so be sure to reserve early.
Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Equipment rentals and trail passes, if required, are an additional cost.

Cancellation Policy: Lessons cancelled 24 hours or more in advance will receive a full refund. Lessons cancelled within 24 hours will not receive a refund.

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