Adult ski lessons 2018/2019

Our adult ski lessons in 2017/2018 were such a great success we are planning more this year. 

We’ll start with an afternoon of $5 drop-in lessons on Sunday, Dec. 9, with beginner lessons running from 1:30 – 3:30 and intermediate/refresher lessons from 3:30-5:30 for both members and non-members. (Trail use Dec. 9 is FREE to non-members thanks to NWT Recreation and Parks and the Get Active program.) Participants are encouraged to stick around for a potluck dinner at the chalet starting at 5:30 and followed by Christmas carols.

No registration for Dec. 9 is required but feel free to let our programs director, Steve Reitsma, know you are interested: ykskiclubprograms@gmail.com.

Lesson series will begin in January and run through March. Each series will include 4 lessons (plus one flex day the following month in case of cancellations due to weather). (See the tentative schedule below). Later in the season, we’ll also offer skate skiing lessons.

For the more intrepid learner, we’ll also offer Frostbitten Night Owl sessions on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm. Warm clothing and a bright headlamp are required. 

The cost for 4 lessons is $80 for members or $120 for non-members (which includes a $40 trail fee).

To register: we’ll post a link to our Zone4.ca registration page closer to the date of the lessons. For more details or to express interest contact Steve Reitsma at ykskiclubprograms@gmail.com. 

Participants must provide their own boots, skis and poles. If you don’t have equipment, rentals are available at Overlander Sports. Any ski rentals at Overlander include access to our trails, which means non-members who rent skis save $40 on trail fees. Conversely, members of our club receive a 10 per cent discount on new ski equipment at Overlander. 

(Also, watch our Facebook page. Any used gear for sale that we hear about will be posted there.)

Tentative schedule:

January 2019
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm, Frostbitten Night Owl – Intermediate classic, headlamp required
Saturdays, 1:30-3:30, Beginner/intermediate classic
Sundays, 1:30-3:30, Beginner/intermediate classic

February 2019
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm, Frostbitten Night Owl – Intermediate classic, headlamp required
Saturdays, 1:30-3:30, Beginner/intermediate classic
Sundays, 1:30-3:30, Beginner/intermediate classic

March 2019
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm, Frostbitten Night Owl – Intermediate skate, headlamp required
Saturdays, 1:30-3:30, Beginner/intermediate classic
Sundays, 1:30-3:30, Beginner/intermediate skate