Adult ski lessons 2022/2023

The Yellowknife Ski Club is offering adult group ski lessons this winter, click here to register.

Skate Ski Lessons for beginners (Maximum 6 participants)

Date: Sunday November 13                                                                                         

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm                                                                                           

Cost: $20                                                                                                                     

This is a skate ski foundation lesson for beginners.  Skiers will learn the essentials of glide, balance, propulsion and timing.  Specific techniques will be introduced as time and conditions allow.  

Register here.

To join the waitlist, email ykskiclubprograms@gmail.com

Introduction to Cross Country Skiing (maximum 6 participants)

Dates: November 26, December 3, 10, 17

Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm                                                                                       

Cost: $80 (plus $40 in trail fees for non-members) If you are renting skis from Overlander Sports, trail fee costs are included in ski rental fees.                                                   

Where: Yellowknife Ski Club chalet                                                                                   

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 over four Saturdays across November and December.  Participants must have (or rent) skis

Please arrive early, dressed warm, with skis waxed.  

Introduction to Cross Country Skiing

Dates: November 26, December 3, 10, 17 (maximum 6 participants)

Time: 1-3 pm                                                                                                       

Cost: $80 (plus $40 in trail fees for non-members) If you are renting skis from Overlander Sports, trail fee costs are included in ski rental fees.                                                   

Where: Yellowknife Ski Club chalet  

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 over four Saturdays across November and December.  Participants must have (or rent) skis

Please arrive early, dressed warm, with skis waxed.  

Intermediate Classic Ski Lessons

Dates: December 27 and 28 (maximum 6 participants)                                                 

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm                                                                                           

Cost: $60 (plus $40 in trail fees for non-members) If you are renting skis from Overlander Sports, trail fee costs are included in ski rental fees.                                                   

Where: Yellowknife Ski Club chalet  

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

Please arrive early, dressed warm, with skis waxed.  

Intermediate Classic Ski Lessons

Dates: December 27 and 28 (maximum 6 participants)

Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm                                                                                                   

Cost: $60 (plus $40 in trail fees for non-members) If you are renting skis from Overlander Sports, trail fee costs are included in ski rental fees.                                                   

Where: Yellowknife Ski Club chalet  

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

Please arrive early, dressed warm, with skis waxed. 

Novice Ski Lessons (maximum 6 participants)

Dates: November 20, 27, December 4 & 11 (maximum 6 participants)

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30pm                                                                                         

Cost: $80 (plus $40 in trail fees for non-members) If you are renting skis from Overlander Sports, trail fee costs are included in ski rental fees.                                                   

Where: Yellowknife Ski Club chalet  

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

Please arrive early, dressed warm, with skis waxed. 

Novice Ski Lessons (maximum 6 participants)

Dates: November 20, 27, December 4 & 11 (maximum 6 participants)

Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm                                                                                                   

Cost: $80 (plus $40 in trail fees for non-members) If you are renting skis from Overlander Sports, trail fee costs are included in ski rental fees.                                                   

Where: Yellowknife Ski Club chalet  

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

Please arrive early, dressed warm, with skis waxed. 

Learn to Frostbite 50 (maximum 15 participants)

Dates: December 11, 18, 2022, and January 8 – March 11, 2023.                               

Time: Most skis will begin at 11:00am                                                                           

Cost: $220                                                                                                               

Where: Various locations

This course is for adults who want to improve their endurance, learn about the trails in and around Yk, dress and snack for cold weather sports, break their personal best in ski length,  and truly enjoy the outdoors in winter.  Includes in-person strength workouts, glide waxing tutorials, and motivation to ski all winter long! (The length of each ski will vary depending on weather, time of year and snow conditions.)

Contact Bernadette Knox at ykskiclubprograms@gmail.com or Sara Wong at sara.wong.yk@gmail.com for more information 

Note: participants must be Yk Ski Club members.

Private lessons

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

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 Sports 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 Sports. 

Also, join the Yellowknife Ski Gear Sell/Swap Facebook page.