227 Arbour Ridge Way NW, Calgary, T3G 3Z3(403) 282-4122office@calgaryskiclub.org

Cross-Country Skiing

Have fun, stay in shape, get out with friends and family! Cross-country skiing is a sport that all ages and abilities can take part in. The Calgary Ski Club invites you, your family and friends to get out and enjoy our cross-country skiing programs this winter. Don’t forget, cross-country skiing is one of the most cost-effective winter sports – there are no expensive lift tickets!..


It’s never too early or too late to learn how to cross-country ski or to improve your technique. Our Club offers lessons at all levels, including a Learn Ski program for adults and a Jackrabbit program for children   

Jackrabbits (Children's Lessons)

We teach Cross Country Canada’s Jackrabbits program to children ages 4 to 12. A team of enthusiastic, certified coaches will encourage the learning of basic skiing fundamentals for classic skiing. Each skier receives an awards booklet and stickers to track their progress. We have a year end party. It’s a fun, family environment.Contact: jackrabbits@CalgarySkiClub.org

Adults Lessons

Our popular adults' cross country ski lessons programs, which include classic technique and skate skiing series, are taught by our CANSI qualified instructors.  The classic technique programs are grouped for beginners, novices, and intermediates.  The skate skiing program requires participants to have some classic technique experience.Contact: xc@CalgarySkiClub.org 

Day Trips and Extended Trips 

CSC runs cross-country and snowshoe day trips on the weekends . In conjunction with our downhill program, the Club also arranges exciting weekend extended trips to more distant destinations including amazing ski resorts in Alberta, British Columbia and the Western United States. For more information on cross-country day trips or extended trips  please email office@calgaryskiclub.org , or check out the events calendar.. 

WinterStart (first weekend in December) 

The Calgary Ski Club kicks off the winter season with a Club weekend get-away to Lake Louise for the first weekend in December. Spend an entire weekend cross-country skiing, snow shoeing or downhill skiing! It’s a great way to get to know your fellow Club members and enjoy a fun weekend of fitness and relaxing.Members  book at a discounted rate at the Lake Louise Inn . A welcome reception will be on Friday evening at 7.30 pm, and a buffet dinner on Saturday evening for those who would like to register for this.  Cross-country ski lessons are offered at nominal cost : please register on our Meet-Up  site.  Beginner skiers are welcome. Participants are responsible for renting their own equipment; it is strongly recommended to arrange for rental equipment before heading out to Lake Louise. For more information and to register click here.

Lake Louise Loppet 

*** RESULTS for 2019! view on Zone4.ca or download the PDF ***

A loppet is a "community fun race" open to all ages and abilities.The CSC every year hosts the annual Lake Louise Loppet, the longest running loppet in Western Canada.  It is held every year in Lake Louise on the first Sunday in March. The CSC encourages you, your family and friends to come out and participate in this extraordinary event and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Lake Louise while cross-country skiing.The 2019 Lake Louise Loppet  will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019.Race day registration is 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM.Preregistration (online) on Zone 4 (CLICK HERE) is available from January 1 to February 26, 2019.NEW: Lake Louise Loppet 2019 Information Sheet - has details for racersNEW: Loppet 2019 poster Lake Louise Loppet Registration Fees (2019 rates) Fees.  Online registration charges will be additional.

  Online Early Bird Race Day
Adults $40 $55
Teens 11-14 $25 $30
Jackrabbits $7 $10

 UpdatesCheck here for up-to-date information and last minute changes closer to Race Day.

 Invitations (posters) 

More Information about the Lake Louise Loppet

 Lake Louise Cross Country Ski Area Information


 Wooden SkisThe Lake Louise Loppet has a special category for those skiers who still prefer to ski on wooden skis. The club encourages any skiers with wooden skis to bring them out and dress up for the loppet. Click here for more details.Hotels

  • Lake Louise Inn ... 1-800-661-9237
  • Deer Lodge ... 1-800-661-1595.  Quote "Loppet Ski Racers" for special rates.
  • Baker Creek Mountain Resort ... 403-522-3761
  • Chateau Lake Louise ... 1-800-441-1414 or www.fairmont.com

Click the image to see a larger version in a new tab / window.Other Questions?For info on cross-country ski lessons, please email our Cross Country Skiing Lessons Director at xc@CalgarySkiClub.org .For other cross-country ski activities, email our Activities Director at  activities@calgaryskiclub.orgFor all general inquiries, please contact our office at either (403)282-4122 or office@calgaryskiclub.org .