FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON
Interest in cross country skiing has been growing along with our beautiful network of trails in Fernie. Whether you are new to the sport, want to fine tune your skills, conquer your fear of going downhill, become more proficient at climbing the many hills at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre (EVNC), or take your skiing to a more competitive level, we have a lesson for you. Offering private, semi-private and group lessons in both classic and skate technique, our instructors can help you reach your goals in order to make cross country skiing more fun and enjoyable.
6 Week Group Lesson
If you are new to the sport entirely or have been skiing for a while and feel that it should be getting easier and more enjoyable, but it isn’t, this group lesson is for you. This course will follow a program that will cover the fundamentals of the different techniques involved in skiing proficiently on varying terrain. The group setting will provide the opportunity to encourage and learn from one another – you just might meet your new skiing buddy!
Private and Semi-Private Lessons
If you have a specific technique you’d like to work on, need fine tuning in a certain aspect of your skiing, and/or prefer to have the one-to-one approach, we have varied availability throughout the week to help you reach your goals.
6 Week Group Lesson – Skate
Mondays starting January 7 to February 11, 9:30-11am
6 Week Group Lesson – Classic
Wednesdays starting January 9 to February 13, 9:30-11am
6 Week Group Lesson - Classic/Skate (3 classic lessons, 3 skate lessons)
Wednesdays starting January 9 to February 13, 12:30 - 2pm
Private, Semi-Private Classic/Skate Lessons
Please see our registration page for available lesson times.
If you are not a member of the Fernie Nordic Society, please make sure you pay for your day pass before the start of your lesson. You can get a $10 pass from a kiosk or online at: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=18749&lan=1&cartlevel=1
Please arrive at the Nordic Centre 10-15 minutes prior to the start time of your lesson so you are ready to go when your lesson begins.
Be ready with equipment rented (if necessary) and waxed. Please contact your instructor for suggestions on where to rent equipment.
Be prepared for the weather (it can change quickly in Fernie). Dress in layers that don’t inhibit movement. Materials should be insulating and breathable. Have extras (sunglasses, mitts/gloves, toque, wind/water resistant layer, etc) in a bag just in case.
We try to go forward with lessons regardless of the weather, but if conditions become a safety risk, your instructor will contact you to postpone/cancel your lesson. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule for a make-up lesson.
Amy Wyatt (CANSI Level 1) email@example.com
Tarah Leggott (CANSI Level 1) firstname.lastname@example.org
Both Amy and Tarah have over 30 years of experience in Nordic skiing. Their backgrounds consist of instructing, recreational and competitive skiing. Whether your goal is to have an enjoyable winter activity to get you out of the house, keep in shape for your summer sports, or compete at the various races in our area, they can help get you there.
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In the mean time, what about some pre-ski physical training to get you ready for the trails as soon as the snow flies?
WINTER UPDATE - Training Program for Adults aged 50+
Program details: The Fernie Nordic Society is offering this winter a physical training program aimed at adults aged 50 and older to prepare you for the ski season. Our head coach, Jeff Williams, has set up this program starting in June and this is continuing into the winter. It is not required to have participated in the previous sessions to join the winter session. Just make sure your 2018/2019 FNS membership is active. Get your membership HERE
First: it includes a daily exercise regimen, Jeff's regular analysis of your workouts and his feedback on your progress
Second: the program is web based so each participant can track her/his own progress
Third: PLUS, during the ski season, you'll get 6 sessions of combined ski instructions/training with Jeff
The winter program starts in December and run through February.
Program cost: $100 for the December to February session (only $33/month).