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The Stephen C. West Ice Arena will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Memorial Day hours for the Recreation Center are 5:30am-6:00pm.

Cross Country Ski Lessons & Clinics

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Gold Run Nordic Center opens December 2017

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

Daily Group Ski Lessons

Lessons are offered daily at 9:30am and 1:00pm. Lessons last 1-1.5 hours. Classic or skate lessons are available; beginner to advanced levels. Lessons cost $45 per person and additional persons within the same party are $35. Complimentary trail pass is included, rentals are available for half price. Reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ins are welcome based on instructor availability. Please call 970-547-7889 for reservations.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are offered daily, based on instructor availability. Lessons last 1-1.5 hours. Classic and skate lessons are available; beginner to advanced levels. Cost of lesson is $55.  Complimentary trail pass is included, rentals are available for $20. Reservations are required, including a $20 non-refundable deposit. Walk-ins may be possible based on instructor availability. Please call 970-547-7889 for reservations.

Expert Video Session and Analysis

A private cross country ski session designed to focus on one specific ski technique in a fun environment. Slow motion and single frame analysis quickly identifies technique strengths and deficiencies. A certified instructor will view the video with you and prescribe drills and specific changes to your technique to improve your skiing performance. Warm up on your own, 10 minutes to video tape one technique, 20 minutes to view, analyze, and prescribe changes. $30 includes trail fee. No online registration - call to make reservation, 970-547-7889. Video analysis is a great way to follow up after a clinic or a private lesson. Move your game to the next level! Classic and Skate techniques offered daily.

Adult Cross County Skiing Clinics

Uphill/Downhill Skate Ski Clinics (Ages 14 & Up)

Master ascending and descending for cross country skiing on skate skis. This clinic develops both uphill and downhill techniques so you feel more comfortable on a variety of terrain and in a variety of conditions!

Register now Online!Day: Sunday & Wednesday
Time: 12:00-1:30pm 
Date: January 4-February 26
Fees: $20 per clinic

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.

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

Register now Online!

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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