Cross Country Ski Lessons
We have something for everyone from ages 4 and up and at all levels of expertise - for beginner to intermediate-level skiers. Cross country skiing is a sport that all ages and abilities can take part in. Calgary Ski Club invites you, your family and friends to get out and enjoy our cross country skiing programs this winter. Cross country skiing is one of the most cost-effective winter sports – there are no expensive lift tickets!
Note: Costs for our cross country ski instructional programs do not include Calgary Ski Club Membership, trail passes, or adults' ski equipment rentals (Jackrabbits provides ski rental equipment). You must be a Calgary Ski Club member to sign up for cross country ski lessons.
Our Jackrabbits Program is aimed at children 4 - 12 years old. Participants will be divided into groups based on age and ability. If your child has never skied before, Jackrabbits is an excellent way to introduce him or her to cross country skiing.
Phone the CSC office at 403-282-4122 to register on the phone because online registration is closed.
• Level 1 - Beginner: A beginner has little to no cross country ski experience AND little to no downhill ski experience
• Level 2 - Novice: A novice has cross country skied a few times AND/OR downhill skied a few times
• Level 3 - Intermediate: An intermediate has cross country skied at least one winter but has not learned technique AND/OR have much downhill ski experience
(A) February 2017 Programs - "Classic" Technique
Registration is OPEN. Click these links.
(B) December 2016 Programs - Completed
(C) January 2017 Programs - Classic Technique - Completed
Check out the February programs instead (further up)
(D) "Skate Skiing" Technique - Program is underway
Registration is CLOSED.
(E) Additional Information
Step 1: CSC membership is required: Adult, family, or, senior membership.
Click here if you do not already have a CSC membership
Step 2: CSC Meetup account (free).
Click here if you do not already have a CSC Meetup account (free). Wait for the Office Administrator to approve it.
Cross country ski equipment rentals
CSC reserves the right to alter the schedule depending on registration levels, weather, and availability of coaches. The coaches will cancel or reschedule the lesson(s) if the temperature is colder than –20 degrees Celsius (with wind chill).
If your question is not answered above, then email xc@CalgarySkiClub.org.
Meeting Spots & Trail Passes
CSC lessons may be held at a variety of locations. Please select one of the following links for a map to find your meeting point.
Shaganappi Golf Course – located in central Calgary just off Bow Trail SW. Our classes will meet at the north end of the main parking lot. Click for a Google map of our Shaganappi meeting spot. No trail fees.
Confederation Golf Course - located in NW Calgary within Confederation Park just west of 14th Street. Our classes will meet at the park gate on Collingwood Drive just east of 19th Street. Click for a Google map of our Confederation meeting spot. No trail fees.
West Bragg Creek - located west of Bragg Creek at the end of Township Road 232. We will meet at the park gate. Click for a Google map of our West Bragg Creek meeting spot. No trail fees but donations are appreciated and boxes are provided along the trials to facilitate that.
Pocaterra - located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country just west of Hwy 40 at the intersection of Kananaskis Lakes Trail and Spray Trail. Click for a Google map of Pocaterra meeting spot. No trail fees.
CSC does not offer downhill lessons. Downhill lessons are offered by WinSport Canada Olympic Park or any downhill ski resort.
Do you have any more questions about our lessons programs? Contact us:
Adults' programs: Cross Country Skiing Lessons Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackrabbits program (for children): Jackrabbits Director at email@example.com
General inquiries: our office at either (403)282-4122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.