Cross Country Ski Lessons & Clinics

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The Gold Run Nordic Center offers lessons and clinics for all ages and levels, from never-evers to elite skiers. Lessons run throughout the season and every day of the week! We are a PSIA Certified Nordic Ski School.

Nordic Ski Lessons

NEW! Learn to Skate (Ages 16 & Up)

This weekly program is intended to fast track any beginner skate skier. Held every Thursday for 4 weeks, this lesson-based clinic develops and reinforces good technique while building a community of individuals who like to skate ski together. Regular trail pass AND rental equipment rates apply.

Register Online Now! Day: Thursday 
Time: 12:00-1:00pm 
Date: February 8-March 1
Fees: $100

NEW! Tuesday Ladies Drop-In Skiing (Ages 16 & Up)

If you're looking for some company out on the trails, join us every week for our new Tuesday Ladies Drop-In Ski hour!

One of instructors takes a group out for a fun hour of social skiing, but is available for questions, tips and tricks. It's a fun way to get your friends into the sport, try a new outdoor workout or just to have some company while you ski. This weekly program is free to pass holders and $10 per woman for anyone who would like to join.  Tuesday Ladies focuses on classic Nordic skiing. Regular trail pass AND rental equipment rates apply.

Day: Tuesdays 
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm 
Date: February 8-March 27
Fees: Free for pass holders, $10 without pass

Daily Group Ski Lessons (Ages 10 & up)

Lessons are offered daily at 10:00am. Lessons last 1-1.5 hours. Classic or skate lessons are available in beginner to advanced levels. A complimentary full-day trail pass is included with the lesson fee and rentals are available for half price. Reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ins are welcome based on instructor availability. Book online now or call 970-547-7889 for assistance..

Register Online Now! Days: Daily
Time: 10:00-11:30am
Fees: $45 per adult, $35 under 16

Private Lessons

Private lessons are offered daily, based on instructor availability. Lessons last 1-1.5 hours. Classic and skate lessons are available in beginner to advanced levels. A complimentary trail pass is included with the lesson fee and rentals are available for half price. Reservations are required. Walk-in lessons are welcome based on instructor availability. Please call 970-547-7889 for reservations.
Days: Daily
Time: 9:00am-2:30am
Fees: $60 per adult, $45 under 16

Youth Cross Country Skiing Programs 

Afterschool Nordic Skiing (Ages 5-13)

Youth Nordic Skiing-Beginner offers an introduction to cross country skiing for kids new to snow sports, gets kids with some downhill or snowboarding experience comfortable on Nordic skis, and develops technical skills for kids with some previous Nordic experience.

Youth Nordic Skiing-Intermediate develops cross country skiing skills for kids with previous Nordic experience. To enroll in the intermediate program, participants should have completed at least 2 seasons of Bill Koch, Beginning Youth Nordic Skiing, or have equivalent Nordic experience. Kids should be able to put on all gear by themselves, ski with or without poles, and safely stop using a wedge. Participants will be introduced to climbing and descending small hills, the half wedge, classic skiing in the tracks, and skate skiing.

For both programs, kids should have multiple layers each day. Jackets, hats, and gloves are required, ski pants are highly recommended (limited extra clothing will be available). Family members are invited to participate in relays on the final day of class. Equipment (skis/boots/poles) provided. Gear is available for participants to borrow outside of class times as well.

Register Online Now! Click “Register Now!” to see the days and times lessons are offered.
You are prompted to choose beginner or intermediate when registering

Transportation is available from Upper Blue and Breckenridge Elementary for a nominal fee.  Students not attending Breckenridge schools are encouraged to participate but need to provide their own transportation.

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