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All Trakkers' members are entitled to free skiing lessons. Trakkers' team of CANSI (Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors) certified instructors provide lessons on Sunday Trips. Lessons are taught in groups of 3 to 8 and begin 30 minutes after arrival to last one hour plus warm-up.

Left to right: John, Anita, Xavier, Hilary, Steve; top to bottom at right: Tim, Lisa and Sylvia.

Lesson Signup

The types of lessons offered on each trip will be announced on our website and Facebook page one week prior to each trip. You must sign up for your lesson when you book your Sunday Trip online by 9:00 PM on the Thursday before the upcoming Sunday trip.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide lessons to skiers who have not booked in advance.

Types of Lessons

1. Children

For children ages 6 to 12; these lessons include fun activities that develop skiing skills.

2. Beginners (Classic)

There are 2 types of beginner lessons:

  • Absolute Beginners:
    You have never skied before or have not skied for at least 20 years.
  • Experienced Beginners:
    You are comfortable on your skis, can glide, herringbone up and snowplow down a very gentle hill, or are new to cross country skiing but have downhill skiing experience.

3. Intermediate (Classic)

You can transfer weight, glide, herringbone up and snowplow down a moderate hill, but want more skill and confidence.


4. Advanced Classic 

These lessons are for skiers who have mastered their intermediate skills and want to up their game, or who are thinking about teaching.


5. Skating

Trakkers offers three levels of skate skiing instruction: beginners, intermediate and advanced. At the advanced level, the lesson is two hours and includes on trail video instruction.

6. Hills 

These lessons focus on the skills required to master going up and coming down hills, with the level of instruction depending on the skill level of people who sign up.

Click here to see the lessons skills checklist

New to X-Country Skiing?

Click here for some tips to get started

You can also sign-up for our Absolute Beginner class if it is offered on your first Sunday Trip. (See above "Lessons" section)

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