Adult ski lessons 2021/2022

The Yellowknife Ski Club will be offering a full suite of adult group ski lessons this winter, details will be out soon and can register on zone4.ca.

Introduction to Cross Country Skiing
This course is for adults who are relatively new to skiing. The course will cover fundamental techniques that will quickly improve your comfort on skis and skiing ability. 

What about equipment? 

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 Yellowknife Ski Gear Sell/Swap Facebook page. Any used gear for sale that we hear about will be posted there.)

1) Introduction to Cross Country Skiing
Dates: December 5, 11, 12, 19
Time: 1-3 pm
This course is for adults who are relatively new to skiing.  The course will cover fundamental techniques that will quickly improve your comfort on skis and your skiing ability.  The course will take place from 1-3pm over three Sundays and one Saturday in December.  Participants must have (or rent) skis

The class will meet at the Yellowknife Ski Club chalet.

Cost is $80, plus $40 in trail fees for non-members.  (But if you are renting skis from Overlander, trail fees are waived for the duration of the rental.)

Additional information:
Please arrive early, dressed warm, with skis waxed.  Access to the chalet remains limited by our COVID exposure plan.  (That is, the chalet is used for storing equipment, bathroom use, warming up, but not for socializing.  Guests are required to wear masks, follow the signage and NOT enter the chalet if self-isolating for any reason.)  

2) Introduction to Cross Country Skiing
Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2022
Time: 1-3 pm
This course is for adults who are relatively new to skiing.  The course will cover fundamental techniques that will quickly improve your comfort on skis and your skiing ability.  The course will take place from 1-3 pm over four Sundays in January.  Participants must have (or rent) skis

The class will meet at the Yellowknife Ski Club chalet.

Cost is $80, plus $40 in trail fees for non-members.  (But if you are renting skis from Overlander, trail fees are waived for the duration of the rental.)

Additional information:
Please arrive early, dressed warm, with skis waxed.  Access to the chalet remains limited by our COVID exposure plan.  (That is, the chalet is used for storing equipment, bathroom use, warming up, but not for socializing.  Guests are required to wear masks, follow the signage and NOT enter the chalet if self-isolating for any reason.)  

3) Intermediate Classic Skills
This course is for adults who are looking to improve their fundamental classic skiing skills. Participants should be comfortable on cross-country skis but can be relatively new to skiing.  This course will focus on improving fundamental skills, which will result in increased efficiency and enjoyment of skiing.  Participants must have (or rent) skis

Dates: December 27 and 28, 2021
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Ski Club Chalet
Cost: $50

What if I don’t know anything about skiing at all? 

Call our communications volunteer for a pep talk: 867-875-7587

Private lessons

Private lessons can often be arranged. For more details or to express interest contact programs director Bernadette Knox at ykskiclubprograms@gmail.com.