Ski Lessons

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Are you an SLNC Club Member? If so, you get an automatic 10% off your booking!  Upgrade your lesson with Day tickets for only $10 and Rentals for $5!

To Book Lessons

See the calendar below for availability, call the lodge with your credit card info to book at 250-558-3036 or email [email protected]
Please try and book your lesson closely with another lesson of the same instructor if possible.

Glossary:

(G) – Group Lesson (B) – Beginner (C) – Classic Technique
(P) – Private Lesson (I) – Intermediate (S) – Skate Technique
(A) – Advanced

 

EMBED NEW CALENDAR HERE

 

2021/22 Rates

ANYTIME GROUP LESSONS $50/pp

Skiing is WAAAAY more fun with friends! Book a group lesson with 2 or more of your favourite humans at any time with one of our CANSI Certified Instructors for a 1-hour Beginner or Intermediate Lesson. Contact the lodge at (250) 558-3036. Need a Day Ticket or Rentals as well? Upgrade for Day ticket is only $10 and Rentals are $5!

TUESDAY NIGHT SKATE CLINIC $50/pp

Get together and join in with a new, or existing group of ski friends for some laughs and a focused weekly scheduled 1.5hr lesson. Come have fun doing skills and drills with one of our CANSI Certified Instructors for a 1.5 hour clinic. Rentals and passes included, members receive a 10% discount.

SCHEDULED GROUP WEEKEND LESSONS $50/pp

Get together and join in with a new, or existing group of ski friends for some laughs and a focused weekly scheduled 1.5hr lesson.

Day Classic Technique Skate Technique
Saturday Beginner Lesson n/a n/a
Saturday Intermediate Lesson n/a n/a
Sunday Beginner Lesson n/a n/a
Sunday Intermediate Lesson n/a n/a

If you would like to book a private group or individual lesson please check out our other options. Contact the lodge at (250) 558-3036 to book. Need a Day Ticket or Rentals as well? Upgrade for Day ticket is only $10 and Rentals are $5!

 

Are you an SLNC Club Member? If so, you get an automatic 10% off your booking! Membership has its privileges.  If not, maybe it’s time you join the party!

Please give us at least 24 hours notice for all lesson bookings when possible. Prices do not include GST.

Call us at the lodge 250-558-3036 or email [email protected]

 

 

2021/22 Rates

BEGINNER LESSONS: $50/pp

Never skied before or maybe it has been a few years since you pulled your sticks out of that special corner in the garage? This 1hr lesson will give you the skills to get around our green trails with confidence.

 

INTERMEDIATE LESSONS: $60/pp

Are you a master of the green trails and want to learn more? This 1-hr lesson will give you a chance to really work on your technique and balance, applying it directly out on the trails with the one-on-one assistance of one of our CANSI certified instructors.

 

ADVANCED LESSONS: $70/pp

Cornering, climbing, agility, and speed all come into play when you step things up a notch. As a solid intermediate skier, it is time to hone in on your weaknesses and build strength where needed. This one-on-one lesson with one of our CANSI L3 or L4 Instructors will give you the training tools you need to reach your skiing goals.

 

FAMILY “FIRST TIMERS” PACKAGE: $140/Family

When you want the most bang for your family buck, a Family Lesson Package is the way to go! This price includes rentals and your day tickets as well. This 1hr session provides you with the absolute basics to make your way around any of our green trails with confidence.

 

Are you an SLNC Club Member? If so, you get an automatic 10% off your booking! Membership has its privileges.  If not, maybe it’s time you join the party!

Please give us at least 24 hours notice for all lesson bookings when possible. Prices do not include GST.

Call us at the lodge 250-558-3036 or email [email protected]

 

 

Les Sigal

CANSI 1 (Nordic)

Favourite Trail: Passmore to Black Prince cabin

Summer Activity: Mountain biking and Road cycling

Go-To Wax: Swix V40 and CH6 or CH 7

Best Drill: Step, Step, Glide for classic and Double pole, double pole, skate
for skating

Goal for this Winter: Use and hone my instructing skills and coaching skills

Favourite Evening Activity: Sleeping :)

 

Mae Hooper

CANSI IV (Nordic)

Favourite Trail: Lars Taylor and Aberdeen that often takes you up into the sunshine or the dumping snow! Both are great!

Summer Activity: Trail running with our big dog Bruno, mountain biking, hiking and kayaking.

Go-To Wax, grip and glide: Almost always Rodi Multigrade 0 to -2 for grip and Swix LF6 or LF7/8 for glide.

Favorite Drill: “Double double”-2 double poles down one ski while balancing on that ski before moving to the other ski.

Goal for this Winter: Get lots of people excited about the sport of cross country skiing, whether introducing them to it or advancing them in it!

Favourite Evening Activity: A hot cup of herbal tea followed by some good homemade soup and of course, more food prep for the days ahead!

 

Val Tinker

CANSI III (Nordic), CANSI I (Telemark), CSIA III, Mechanical Engineer

Val has an extensive background in coaching in Canada and overseas. He is fluent in Russian and a graduate from the Moscow Automobile /Highway Institute as a Mechanical Engineer. His broad background and passion for winter sports and as an elite level mountain biker has been an excellent addition to skiers of all abilities.

Coaching Highlights: Val coaches because he enjoys the interaction with participants and other coaches during the camps and helping people achieve their personal goals.

Favourite Trail Snack: chocolate

Val’s skiing adventures include some unusual skiing in the summer, skiing gravel pit slopes on old dh skis, skiing wood chip pile….it is hard to stay away from skiing for too long!

What Val loves about skiing…

In one word – everything. Up or down, freedom of speed not regulated by anyone but me, fresh cool air and , of course, the friends who come along.

 

Maurice Quinn

CANSI I (Nordic), CANSI I (Telemark), CSIA III (Teach), Reformed Lawyer

Favourite Trail: Woodland Bell to Black Prince and then home on Silver Queen.

Summer Activities: Mountain Biking

Favourite Grip wax: I am a skin guy but Swix V05 Polar brings back fond memories of classic skiing in my youth in Manitoba.

Favourite Glide wax: SideCut Nano Training Wax

Favourite Drill: skiing slow and compact to promote strong balance and to become more aware of how I am standing (think both grip and glide) on my skis.

Goal for the Winter: to finish each day upright, with a smile on my face wanting to do it again!

Favourite Evening Activity: Exploring my love of cooking. And, of course, full moon night time skis where you can turn off your headlamp and be quietly gliding through a beautiful quiet forest.

 

Murray Wood

CANSI IV (Nordic), CANSI I (Telemark), PMBI mountain bike instructor level I, moonlights as a Pedorthist

Favourite Trails: always always like skiing the Loppet Loop.

Summer Activity: gravel riding, getting out on the water on the paddle board and surf ski or out rigger.

Go to wax: this winter started using the ULLA system, yes it works well and keeps my skis slippery.

Best drill: anything to do with balance .. double tap drill.

Goal for this winter: stay healthy, happy and and always stop and listen to the winter silence.

Favourite evening activity: after work go for a ski

 

Frances Weeks

CANSI I (Nordic) and the SLNC Ski school director

Favourite Trail: Jessica’s Trail

Summer Activity: Horse riding, hiking, camping

Go to Wax: Quick Glide

Best Drill: Helicopter Recovery!

Winter Goal: Covid-free

Favourite Evening Activity: Moonlit snowshoe

 

Pat Pearce

CANSI 1 (Nordic) Currently Challenging L2

Pat loves everything about cross country skiing – the physical aspects, the training and challenges of Masters Racing, the connections with others who share the love of the sport, and simply being outdoors during the winter. It’s exciting to meet others who want to improve their ability to glide along and experience the joy of cross country skiing.

Favourite Trail: Montezuma’s – I love the challenge of this changing terrain and all the technical aspects required for skiing the Zuma’s efficiently.

Summer Activities: Cross Country Ski Dryland Training, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, Hiking and any other activity that keeps me outside.

Go-To Wax: I’m experimenting with the new Glide Wax system using RotoBrush and Fleece instead of irons and scrapper. So far I am loving the Marathon waxes.

Best Drill: Ski no poles classic holding the poles over your head. This focuses all the dynamic energy on the legs and takes the upper body out of the equation. Great for finding the sweet spot underfoot to propel the classic skier along the track.

Goal for this winter: To complete my CANSI L2 Challenge and take my L3 before the end of the season.

 

 

Should you cancel within 24 hrs of your lesson, A $20 booking fee will be retained by the club and lessons will not be rescheduled more than twice.

Lessons will be automatically canceled when the air temperature falls below -20. Any forced cancellations due to adverse weather conditions will not be charged a retention fee.

Are you an SLNC Club Member? If so, you get an automatic 10% off your booking! Membership has its privileges.  If not, maybe it’s time you join the party!

Please give us at least 24 hours notice for all lesson bookings when possible. Prices do not include GST.

Call us at the lodge 250-558-3036 or email [email protected]