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), all age groups and abilities. 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 Group Lessons

INTRO TO Classic Skiing

Every new skier should take this introductory lesson. In a small group (maximum 6 participants), learn about your equipment, how to glide, climb hills and stop. A great way to build your confidence and basic skills to explore the trails on your own!

Classic skiing is the traditional cross-country skiing technique which involves skiing in groomed tracks. 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 2 hours
Times

Saturdays, Sundays (Dec 7, 2019 - Mar 22, 2020)

10:30am to 12:30pm

Pricing*

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

Lesson only: $60

Lesson & rentals: $75

Registration

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*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 a ski school product. Within 24 hours of the lesson booking, no refund is available with cancellation.

Intro to Skate Skiing

In this introductory group lesson, participants (maximum 6) learn the basics of skate skiing techniques on flat terrain, up-hill climbs and descents. A great way to build your confidence and basic skills to explore the trails on your own!

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 2 hours
Times

Saturdays, Sundays (Dec 7, 2019 - Mar 22, 2020)

10:30am to 12:30pm

Pricing*

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

Lesson only: $60

Lesson & rentals: $75

Registration

Book Now

*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 a ski school product. Within 24 hours of the lesson booking, no refund is available with cancellation.

Private Lessons for Adults & Kids

Private Lessons (classic and skate skiing, or biathlon) provide an opportunity to receive one-on-one attention from a professional instructor. Whether you have never been on skis before, are looking to learn a specific new skill or want an evaluation of your skillset towards further development, our instructors are looking forward to helping you. Pre-booking is mandatory, all age groups can be accommodated (see below for kids-specific lessons)! Book rental equipment for your lesson for only an additional $15/person.

Lessons can be booked from November 22, 2019 until April 5, 2020 (date & time depending on instructor availability). Please contact us via email or call 604-964-0059 to make a booking or request more information.

Private lesson 3-pack for $225

Do you want to work on your technique more in-depth? Buy our new private lesson 3-pack for only $225/person, and take your 3 lessons anytime during the 2019/2020 season (not transferable, timing dependent on instructor availability. Lessons are 1 hour and for 1 person).

Kids Private Lessons

Let your children thrive on the trails with a fun and customized introduction to Nordic skiing, classic or skate! From December 7, 2019 to March 22, 2020, private lessons are available for children and youth (12 year old and younger) at a discounted kids rate, starting at $50/child per hour (see table below for tiered pricing for up to six participants). 

PRICE LIST PRIVATE SKATE OR CLASSIC*
  1 pers. 2 ppl 3 ppl 4 - 6 ppl

Pricing/Hour Youth/Adults (Ages 13+)

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

$99 $169 $229 $279

Additional 0.5 Hour

$45 $45 $45 $45

Additional Hour

$79 $79 $79 $79

Private Lesson 3-Pack (Youth/Adults)

(Details see below)

$225 --- --- ---
Pricing/Hour Kids Lesson (ages 12-) $50 $85 $115 $140

15% off if you book a second lesson!

*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 a ski school product. Within 24 hours of the lesson booking, no refund is available with cancellation.

15% off for Private Lessons taken between November 22 and December 13, 2019!

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 2019/20 season are "Beginner Skate", "Beginner Classic" and "Intermediate Skate".

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