The Masters Community

Ski Better, Ski Faster

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We offer personalized coaching in small-group settings so you can improve technique and fitness with stimulating drills, video, fast skiing, fun, and camaraderie. The Masters Community is for all adult skiers, from beginners to experts, who want to learn to ski better and have more fun.

Get More Out of Your Season Pass with Masters.

Am I A Master?

Being a part of the CB Nordic Masters Community doesn’t mean that you’ve “mastered” the sport of nordic skiing, it is is just a differentiation from our “youth” or school-aged skier programs. Our Masters Community programs are open to anyone and everyone that has aged out of our youth programs.

Program Guide

Check out our 2020-2021 Masters Community Program Guide to learn about what Masters programs are being offered and to decide what’s right for you.

2020-2021 Schedule

3 Week Sessions - 2 Days/Week

3 Week Session Dates

  • Session 1: 11/29/20 through 12/19/20
  • Session 2: 1/10/21 through 1/30/21
  • Session 3: 2/7/21 through 2/27/21
  • Session 4: 3/7/21 through 3/27/21

3 Week Courses – Class Offerings

Classic

  • Classic L2: Tuesday & Thursday – 10:30 a.m.
  • Classic L3: Wednesday & Friday – 10:30 a.m.

Skate

  • Skate L1: Wednesday & Friday – Noon
  • Skate L2: Wednesday & Friday – 10:30 a.m., Tuesday & Thursday – Noon
  • Skate L3: Tuesday & Thursday – 10:30 a.m.

6 Week Sessions - 1 Day/Week

6 Week Session Dates

  • Session 1: 11/29 through 1/30/21 (no classes 12/20/20 through 1/9/21)
  • Session 2: 2/7/21 through 3/27/21 (no classes week of 2/28)

6 Week Courses – Class Offerings

Classic

  • Classic L1: Saturdays – 10:30 a.m.
  • Classic L2: Tuesday – or – Thursday – noon, Friday – or – Saturday – 10:30 p.m.

Skate

  • Skate L1: Saturday – noon
  • Skate L2: Tuesday – or – Thursday – 10:30 a.m., Wednesday – or – Saturday – noon
  • Skate L3: Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m. – or – Friday – noon
  • Performance Technique: Wednesdays – noon

Performance Training Group

8 Week Session - 1 or 2 days/week

Performance Training Group Session Dates

  • Session 1: 11/29/21  through 2/6/21 (no classes 12/20/20 through 1/2/21)
  • Session 2: 2/7/21 through 4/3/21

Performance Training Group Course Options

  • 1 or 2 days per week for 8 weeks
  • 1 day/week folks commit to Tuesday or Thursday; No switching days due to COVID
  • Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. (new option!) & noon

Take your skate or classic skiing to the next level with our advanced program. Our expert instructors will move beyond the fundamentals, focusing on developing speed and power in your skiing. After completing this course you will be more efficient and ready to ski farther and faster than you thought possible!

2020-2021 Program Descriptions

Level 1 Classic

This course will improve your ability to:

  • Ski green trails without walking!
  • Safely control your speed on downhills
  • Ski up moderate hills
  • Continuously ski the Town Ranch loop

Level 1 Skate

This course will improve your ability to:

  • Skate on green trails
  • Safely control your speed on downhills
  • Skate up moderate hills
  • Continuously skate the Town Ranch loop

Level 2 Skate or Classic

This course will improve your ability to:

  • Ski on blue trails
  • Manage speed and direction (turn) on downhills
  • Ski up intermediate hills
  • Hockey stop (look cool!)
  • Learn kick double pole or V2 and transition between techniques
  • Continuously ski the Ruthie’s West loop

Level 3 Skate or Classic

This course will improve your ability to:

  • Adjust tempo and ski with glide on any trail
  • Optimize speed and direction on downhills
  • Transition efficiently between all techniques, (classic) diagonal stride, kick double pole, double pole, (skate) V1, V2, V2A, free skate
  • Continuously ski the Ruthie’s East loop

Performance Training Group

The focus of each day will be skiing 10+ km, often with specific intervals in a lightly coached environment. This is a group for strong skiers looking to ski fast and have fun with other like-minded skiers.

Performance Technique Group

This course will improve your ability to:

  • Accelerate, change technique and optimize speed in ALL terrain
  • Utilize your fitness to improve speed and maximize efficiency
  • Start a race with power and enhance versatility with all techniques in all terrain

Level 1

  • No experience necessary
  • Skiers looking to do more than “ski walk”
  • Skiers who struggle going up or down hills.
  • Skiers who have participated in our learn to ski for free lessons and want to take the next step.

Level 2

  • Skiers with experience and the ability to ski green trails in CB. 
  • Skiers who participated in the level 1 or 2 programs last season.

Level 3

  • Skiers with the ability to confidently ski green and blue trails in CB. 
  • Skiers who participated in the level 2 or 3 classic programs last season.  
  • Performance Training group skiers who want to dedicate time to improving efficiency and technique. 
  • Skiers should be able to ski 5K in an hour. 

Performance Training Group

  • Past participants in the Masters Performance Training Group.
  • Skiers with experience and the ability to ski ANY trail in CB. 
  • Skiers who have completed the level 3 classic or level 3 skate program.  
  • Skiers planning to race the 21K or 42K Alley Loop.

Performance Technique Group

  • Past participants in the Masters Performance Training Group.
  • Skiers who have completed the level 3 classic or skate course and want to enhance efficiency and technique.
  • Skiers with experience and the ability to ski any trail in CB. 
  • Skiers planning to race the 21K or 42K Alley Loop.

Cost

Levels 1, 2, 3, Performance Technique: $150 for each course

Performance Training Group: $125 for 1 day/week, $200 for 2 days/week

Masters Strength Training

CORE will be offering a 1 or 2 day per week 6-week session for all master skiers that is in conjunction with the masters training. These sessions will be designed to offer you a compliment to your on snow work with your coaches. We will focus on core strength and stability and nordic specific upper and lower body strength. This will help you ski with more control and balance on those flat skis plus help you stay strong on those long ski days and on uphill efforts.
  1. These sessions will run 11/29-1/6, 1/11-2/17 and again 2/22-3/31.
  2. One day per week will cost $90/session 2 days per week will cost $180.
  3. These sessions will be held on Monday and/or Wednesday at 2:30pm and will run for 60 minutes.
  4. You can choose in person training or zoom training.
  5. Your enrollment comes with a set of loop bands to use at home.
  6. To sign up please email Ginny at info@corecrestedbutte.com and let her know if you want one day (specify which day) or two days and if you’d like in person or virtual.
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Questions?

Uncertain what to enroll in? Fill out this form for a free Ski Better Consultation with Ski School Director, Kevin Koval or email Kevin with questions, skischool@cbnordic.org

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