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Kids' Lessons

Sorry, we currently don't have capacity to accommodate children in ski lessons due to availability of coaches.  If you’re interested in being placed on a waiting list for children ages 4-6 (Bunnies and Jack Rabbits 1), please contact us at  WhiskeyJackNSC@gmail.com.   

 

 

Our club has certified ski instructors!

Lessons run from Jan 9 to Mar 13, 2021

  • Cost is $60 for Bunnies and Jackrabbits plus club membership ($25/child or $182/family). 
  • Season rentals of skis are available for $50 for Bunnies, $80 for Jackrabbits on a first come first served basis.

Bunnies : children to age 6 with no ski experience - note that one parent on skis, for safety reasons, must accompany their child in lessons

Goals:

  • Help children develop a positive self-image.
  • Be fun.
  • Provide children an opportunity to make ski-friends.
  • Develop fundamental movement skills.
  • Help children develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural environment.
  • 10 lessons on Saturdays 1:00-1:45

Jack Rabbit Level 1beginner skiers age 6 & 7 or children to age 6 having taken Bunnies  

Goals:

  • Help children develop a positive self-image.
  • Be fun.
  • Provide children an opportunity to make ski-friends.
  • Develop fundamental movement skills.
  • Help children develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural environment.
  • 10 lessons on Saturdays 1:00-2:00

Jackrabbits (Levels 2 to 4): children age 6-9 with some ski experience

Level 2
pre- requisite: completed level 1 or assessed by a coach to be placed in level 2

Level 3
pre-requisite: completed level 2 or previous classic ski experience and assessed by a coach to be placed  in level 3
age 9 & under

Level 4
Prerequisite completion of level 3
age: 9 years and under

Sorry, we do not currently have coaches to teach children 10 or older who have not completed level 4.

Goals:

  • Help children develop confidence.
  • Be fun.
  • Provide children an opportunity to ski and socialize with their ski-friends.
  • Build overall motor skills.
  • Help children develop outdoor winter safety skills
  • 10 lessons on Saturdays 1:00-2:00 (all levels)
  • 10 optional, but strongly encouraged, lessons on Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 (for level 4)
  • Students must commit to attending the first three lessons or they will not be allowed to continue lessons, no refund permitted.  Participating in early lessons means children:
    • learn key skills pertinent to success in the lessons
    • enable them to keep up with the rest of the class, and not hold up the others in their class.
  • Level 3/4 skiers:
  • are welcome to join lessons on Wednesdays (not mandatory, but strongly encouraged particularly for Level 4)
  • will be learning to skate ski - requiring their own set of skate skis or can make do with waxable classic skis with skate ski length pole

 

Track Attack ages 10-12/Ungroomers ages 13+: Teens with some ski experience

Goals:

  • Develop fitness through active play, games and other activities.
  • Be fun.
  • Provide children an opportunity to be part of a sport “team”.
  • Develop competence in cross country ski skills.
  • Expose children to a variety of “adventure-based” cross country ski activities.
  • 10 lessons on Saturdays 1:00-2:30
  • 10 lessons on Wednesdays 4:00-5:30
  • Track attack skiers must commit to lessons on both Wednesday and Saturday
  • Track Attack skiers need their own classic skis and skate skis (we do not have enough rentals in larger sizes)

 

 

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*if you are interested in short term ski rentals (i.e. non-seasonal rentals) please see Ski Rentals (click here)

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Kids' Lessons Schedule

Saturdays
 
Bunnies 1:00-1:45
Jackrabbits 1:00- 2:00
Track Attack/Ungroomers 1:00- 2:30

  • starting January 9th, ending Mar 13th

Tuesdays

 
Track Attack/Ungroomers 4:00-5:30 (optional, but strongly encouraged, for Jackrabbit Level 4)

Adult Lessons

Watch our Facebook page for announcements regarding adult lessons

 

Try-It Events

Watch our Facebook page for announcements regarding future Try-It Ski days.  Currently, due to Covid safety precautions, we are not planning any events in the near future.

 

 

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact us (click here).