Cross country skiing lesson

Cross Country Skiing Lessons

Lessons are available for classic (where you ski in set tracks) or skate skiing (where you ski ‘free’/not in the tracks). Speak to our team to find out whether classic or skating would be the right technique for you!

To book your lesson, call 604-964-0059, or contact us via email!

Read our "Know Before you Go" for information on what to wear and what to bring for activities involving Nordic Skiing at Whistler Olympic Park!

Introductory 'Discover' Lessons

Discover Classic Skiing

Every new skier should take this introductory lesson. Learn about your equipment, how to glide, climb hills and stop. A great way to build your confidence and trail knowledge!

Classic skiing is the traditional cross-country skiing technique which involves skiing in groomed tracks. From toddler to senior, everybody can pick up this technique quickly and enjoy the beauty of the trails (all trails at Whistler Olympic Park are groomed with tracks for classic skiing!).

Skill Level Never-Ever to Beginner
Minimum Age 13
Duration 1.5 hours
Times

Sundays (Dec. 9, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019)

10:30am - 12:00pm

Pricing*

A valid trail ticket is required and not included in the lesson price

Lesson only: $55

Lesson & rentals: $70

Lesson, rentals, day ticket & shuttle: $99

*Prices do not include 5% GST. With more than 4 days notice a full refund is available with cancellation. Between 24 hours and 4 days of the lesson booking either; a 25% admin fee will be charged and the rest of the cost refunded, or full credit of the booking will be offered for use another time with Ski School product. Within 24 hours of the lesson booking, no refund is available with cancellation.

 
NEW: Discover Classic Skiing FOR KIDS!

These lessons are designed to introduce children and youth to the basics of classic skiing with the focus on fun and fundamentals. Participants will play games, be instructed with age appropriate ski drills and practice in the ski play area and our unique Adventure Kids Trail(s).

Skill Level Never-Ever to Beginner
Ages 7-12 year-olds
Duration 2 hours
Times

Saturdays (Dec. 8, 2018 - Mar. 30, 2019)

10:00am - 12:00pm

Pricing*

Lesson, rentals & day ticket: $50

 
Discover Skate Skiing

In this introductory lesson, participants learn the basics of skate skiing techniques on flat terrain, up-hill climbs and descents.

Skate skiing or “free technique” resembles the skating technique used on ice for hockey and speed skating. Skiers skate on a groomed surface without the grooves used for classic skiing. At Whistler Olympic Park, all trails are groomed for skate skiing.

Skill Level Never-Ever to Beginner
Minimum Age 13
Duration 1.5 hours
Times

Saturdays, Sundays (Dec. 9, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019)

10:30am - 12:00pm

Pricing*

A valid trail ticket is required and not included in the lesson price

Lesson only: $55

Lesson & rentals: $70

Lesson, rental, day ticket & shuttle: $99

*Prices do not include 5% GST. With more than 4 days notice a full refund is available with cancellation. Between 24 hours and 4 days of the lesson booking either; a 25% admin fee will be charged and the rest of the cost refunded, or full credit of the booking will be offered for use another time with Ski School product. Within 24 hours of the lesson booking, no refund is available with cancellation.

Private or Family Lessons

Private Lessons (classic and skate skiing, or biathlon) provide an opportunity to receive one-on-one attention from a professional instructor. Whether you are looking to learn a new skill or for an evaluation of current skills towards further development, our instructors are looking forward to helping you. Pre-booking is mandatory, all age groups can be accommodated! Book rental equipment for your lesson for only an additional $15/person.

Lessons can be booked from November 22, 2018 until the end of the season (date & time depending on instructor availability). Please contact us via email or call 604-964-0059 to make a booking or request more information.

15% off for Private Lessons taken between Nov. 22 – Dec. 14, 2018

Private Skate Ski or Classic Ski* 1 pers. 2 ppl 3 ppl 4 - 6 ppl

Pricing/Hour*

A valid trail ticket is required and not included in the lesson price

$89 $155 $210 $260
Additional 0.5 Hour $40 $40 $40 $40
Additional Hour $70 $70 $70 $70

15% off if you book a second lesson!

Available all season, second lesson needs to be booked on same day as the first lesson.

*Prices do not include 5% GST. With more than 4 days notice a full refund is available with cancellation. Betweeen 24 hours and 4 days of the lesson booking either; a 25% admin fee will be charged and the rest of the cost refunded, or full credit of the booking will be offered for use another time with Ski School product. Within 24 hours of the lesson booking, no refund is available with cancellation.

New: Private lesson 3-pack

Do you want to work on your technique more in-depth? Buy our new private lesson 3-pack for only $199, and take your 3 lessons anytime during the 2018/2019 season (not transferable, timing dependent on instructor availability. Lessons are 1 hour and for 1 person).

Adult Progression Clinics

Whistler Olympic Park offers multi-week progression clinics for adult beginners and intermediate skiers, with a focus on progressively teaching and refining techniques to provide a solid ski foundation to enjoy the trails. Group clinics offered in the 2018/2019 season are "Beginner Skate", "Beginner Classic" and "Intermediate Skate".

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