"When you are in a hurry to master something, you must slow down. Slow movement is the mother of good movement. It allows you to be mentally serene, dynamically smooth, intrinsically strong and interactively safe, giving you a pathway to learning supremacy." unknown
Please note: we do not currently offer any ski lessons. Below are some resources that may be helpful.
Cross Country Ski Lessons
Cross country skiing is an activity the whole family can enjoy. All ages and abilities can take part, so get out, learn a new sport and enjoy the winter. While cross country skiing is not difficult, learning specific skills like how to fall correctly and navigating hills without fear will enhance your enjoyment of the sport.
ADULT XC SKI LESSONS NEW!!!
We are thrilled to announce a referral arrangement with Space Dogs Ski Club. Head Coach, Dasha and her team, focus strictly on adult ski programs and lessons. Lessons are reasonably priced and reviews of both their programs and coaches have been glowing. Lessons through Space Dogs give you access to highly qualified instructors and a far wider range of programs and lessons than we have been able to offer in the past. This allows us to focus on our strength - recreational outings and trips for our members.
For the less experienced skier, scroll down to the Foundations section and choose the 4 week Technique Foundations Course or, for the less committed, pick a one off technique module.
For the more serious skiers there are both competitive and non-competitive full winter programs. If you are committed to improving your skiing these are excellent choices.
CHILDREN'S XC LESSONS
The Calgary Ski Club does not offer children’s lessons at this time.
If you are interested in lessons, we recommend the nationally recognized Jackrabbit Program. It is designed for children age 4 to 17 with further progression available into more advanced programs. Participants will be divided into groups based on age and ability and progress through a series of 8-10 lessons each year. This is an excellent way to introduce your child to cross country skiing. Signup usually takes place in late summer to early winter, with lessons taking place in mid to late winter.
Jackrabbit programs in and around Calgary
Foothills Nordic Ski Club Foothills Nordic
University of Calgary U of C Outdoor
Canmore Nordic Ski Club Canmore Nordic Ski Club
Rocky Mountain Jackrabbit Ski Club RM Jackrabbits
XC Bragg Creek XC Bragg Creek
Bow Waters Jackrabbits Bow Waters
CSC does not
offer downhill skiing or boarding lessons. Downhill resorts all offer lesson plans. Special lift ticket, rental and lesson packages may be available for newcomers to the sport.