Ski Training Sessions for Adults

The details below are about our last season 2022-2023. This page will be updated at the start of the new ski season.

Coaches Tarah and Emily will be offering adult classic and skate lessons for beginner and intermediate skiers through private, semi-private and group lessons starting just as soon as there is enough snow to groom the staging area of the Elk Valley Nordic Centre.

All lessons will take place at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. Meet in the staging area outside the Warming Hut.

Beginner Classic and Skate (4 weeks starting January 10th)

These lessons are for those new to cross country skiing. You will be introduced to different techniques that will allow you to become more confident on your skis. 

Beginner Classic – Tuesdays at 9am 
Beginner Skate – Tuesdays at 10:30am 

Cost of each set per person: $150
Group size limited to 8 participants
Instructor: Emily de Freitas 

Intermediate Classic and Skate (5 weeks starting January 20th)

These lessons are for those that have been skiing classic or skate for a while but feel they could benefit from improving their technique to make their skiing more efficient. 

Intermediate Classic – Fridays at 9:15am 
Intermediate Skate – Fridays at 10:30am 

Cost of each set per person: $200
Group size limited to 8 participants
Instructor: Tarah Leggott 


  • Payment for your lesson must be made BEFORE your lesson starts.
  • Please come prepared for all types of weather (cold, wet, snowy, windy, sunny, etc) as your comfort is your responsibility and we will not have access to the hut to warm up cold toes. Lessons may be rescheduled in the event of extreme weather.
  • Please make sure you have the right equipment properly sized for your weight/ability. We do not have rentals. Contact Tarah for questions about equipment and rentals BEFORE your lesson.
  • Please ensure that you have a day pass or club membership at the time of your lesson. Day passes are available online HERE.

Please contact us to book a session HERE.

Make your online payment

Once your lesson has been confirmed, you will be requested to make an online payment:

Option 1: send an e-transfer to

Option 2: pay by credit card using the Payment button below

Your Instructors

tarah leggottemily de freitas
Tarah Leggott
CANSI Level 2
Emily DeFreitas
CANSI Level 1
Tarah Leggott is a CANSI Level 2 instructor that is passionate about cross country skiing as a lifelong, family-oriented sport that can be pursued competitively or as recreation in our beautiful, little corner of BC.Emily has been cross country skiing for over 20 years. She grew up as a competitive racer for Foothills Nordic in Calgary. She has coached in adult and youth programs in both Calgary and Whistler. “I’m looking forward to connecting with the Fernie ski community and helping you reach your nordic goals!”
Contact Tarah
Any questions? Get in touch with Tarah