Nordic Ski Club

Cross-Country / Nordic Ski Lessons and Events in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Outdoor Activities Throughout the Year

Adult Ski Lessons

Cross Country Ski Lessons for Adults 2017- 2018

Practically everyone can benefit from ski lessons. While cross country skiing appears deceptively simple, instruction can make skiing less effort and more fun, enabling you to go further and ski faster. A trained instructor can help get you started – or get much better – in one of the best winter sports in Saskatoon! We offer courses to adults in beginner classic and skate skiing and intermediate technique.

All SNSC adult instruction courses are taught by Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) certified instructors. Ski lessons take place at Kinsmen Park in downtown Saskatoon on machine groomed trails maintained by Nordic Ski Club volunteers.

Classes usually fill up well before start date, so register early to reserve your place. More courses may be added to the schedule as the season progresses, depending on instructor availability, weather, etc. Course fees do not include skiing equipment. If you need rentals, contact Eb's Source for Adventure 306-652-0385 and Escape Sports 306-244-7433.  

For general inquiries on the instruction program/registration, please contact the Adult Instruction Coordinator, Bruce Simms at 306-220-6967, email: For inquiries about course content or technical issues, please contact the particular course instructor, Cliff Speer at 306-653-5693, email: or Bruce at above contacts. If a private or semi-private lesson suits your schedule better than a group lesson, contact Bruce or Cliff to make arrangements.


Course I: Dec 4, 6, 11 (7:00 - 9:00 pm) Instructor: Bruce Simms

Course II: Jan 2, 4, 8 (7:00 - 9:00 pm) Instructor: Cliff Speer

Course III:  Feb 6, 8, 13 (7:00 - 9:00 pm) Instructor: Cliff Speer 

Each course covers identical content - waxing theory, basic diagonal stride techniques, including balance and weight transfer, double poling, herringbone and snowplow, turning and stopping.  Suitable for those who have never skied before or have had no formal instruction.


Course IV:  Jan. 18, 23, 25 (7:00 - 9:00 pm) Instructor: Bruce Simms

A course for those new to skate skiing or those wanting an understanding of the fundamentals of the skating motion on skis. Covers basic skate techniques - free skate, one skate and two skate. You will need your own skate skis or rentals for this course.


Course V: Jan 15, 22, 29  (7:00 - 9:00 pm) Instructor: Cliff Speer

This course is for skiers who have graduated from a Learn to Ski course or who are self-taught and familiar with basic technique. We will refine the basics and move you on to more advanced technique. The emphasis will be on skiing more efficiently. A session on the basics of skate skiing may be included, depending on the preferences of the group.                         

How to register...

Club members or those wishing to become club members can register online through Zone4. In early fall course registration is only available online when you sign up as a club member. Remember that members get a $25 discount per course. Non-member registration will become available in December. The online registration system can not register non-members, so it is necessary to register "manually". First, contact the course instructor to verify space in the course, then print the registration form, sign the waiver form and mail with the course fee to the club address below. If you have questions, contact Instruction Coordinator Bruce Simms

Class location...

The classic and skating courses are taught at Kinsmen Park.  Meet the course instructor at the old green log warming hut (former park concession booth) situated about 100 metres northwest of the big yellow ferris wheel in the park (across from the former Mendel Gallery).    

A note about bad weather...

Sessions will be rescheduled by the instructor in the event of bad weather.  The instructor will contact you if a session needs to be cancelled.

Course Fees:                      Member           Non-member

All courses                          $70                   $95

Non-members mail course fee to: 

Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club
PO Box 2062
Saskatoon SK S7K 3S7

NOTE: Make your cheque payable to Nordic Ski Club & indicate Adult Lesson Registration

Thank you


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