Drop-in Lessons - Sundays at 11 AM

Private and Group Lessons - Arrange a lesson yourself!

Fees, Rentals, and Be Prepared for Your Lesson

Course Calendar - Sign up for a scheduled course!

Our Instructors - Who are they?

Drop in Lessons

Meet Erwin Perzinger on Sunday morning at 11 AM for a beginner or intermediate classic ski lesson.

It would be helpful to contact Erwin beforehand for availability.

For fees, rentals, and how to prepare for the lesson, see below. 

 

Private & Group Lessons

Our certified ski school instructors are excited to share the joy of cross country skiing with you in a structured lesson with helpful technical tips and identifying ways to improve your skiing efficiency. Book your lesson by contacting Ski School Coordinator Sanne to make arrangements for a group or private lesson. Please contact us at least 2 days beforehand.

Fees, Rentals, and How to be Prepared for Your Lesson

Lesson fees for 2013-2014 season:

  • Group (3-6 people): $30/1 hour or $40/2 hours per person
  • Semi-Private (2 people): $40/1 hour or $75/2 hours per person
  • Private: $48/1 hour or $90/2 hours
  • Children 13 years and under receive a $20 discount

How to get ready for your lesson:

  • Make arrangements to meet an instructor at the Dawn Mountain Nordic Centre for a suitable date and time. Call Annette to book your lesson.
  • Arrive early so you have time to do the following before the start of the lesson...
  • Pay your trail fee of $10/day unless you are a current GNSC member.
  • Be prepared for the weather (toque, mittens, jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.).
  • Sign the waiver your instructor will provide you with upon arrival.
  • Pay your instructor: cash only.
  • Have your equipment ready to go (waxed, rented). You need skis, poles, boots

Rental equipment is available at Dawn Mountain Rentals.

We can offer a follow-up lesson for 10% off prices listed above as long as the second lesson takes place within two weeks.

Use our club's Facebook page to find others to join you for a group lesson.

Course Calendar

 We've ran some great courses this season already!

Here is an updated schedule for late February and March, 2014.
PICK YOUR DATE... CLICK for poster.

Please contact instructor directly to sign up. Contact info below.

Classic Skiing - Intro

  • Feb 28 (3 - 5 PM), Mar 1 (2 - 4 PM), Mar 4 (3 - 5 PM), Mar 13 (10 - 12 PM) – Sanne van der Ros ($40 per person if we have 3 people or more, up to 6).
  • Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (11 AM) – Erwin Perzinger (price depends on participant #s)
  • By arrangement: Private, semi-private, group lessons (for rates see above)

Classic Skiing - Intermediate

  • Mar 6 (10 - 12 PM), Mar 10 (2 - 4 PM) – Sanne van der Ros ($40 per person if we have 3 people or more, up to 6).
  • Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (11 AM) – Erwin Perzinger (price depends on participant #s)
  • By arrangement: Private, semi-private, group lessons (for rates see above)
     

Skate Skiing - Intro

  • Mar 1 (10 - 12 PM), Mar 12 (2 - 4 PM) – Sanne van der Ros ($40 per person if we have 3 people or more, up to 6).
  • By arrangement: Private, semi-private, group lessons (for rates see above)
     

Skate Skiing - Intermediate

  • Mar 3 (2 - 4PM), Mar 12 (5 - 7 PM) – Sanne van der Ros ($40 per person if we have 3 people or more, up to 6).
  • By arrangement: Private, semi-private, group lessons (for rates see above)

Ladies Skate Ski - Intermediate

  • Feb 27 (3 – 5 PM), Mar 6 (4 – 6 PM), Mar 13 (4 – 6 PM) – Sanne van der Ros ($40 per person if we have 3 people or more, up to 6).

Waxing Clinics

Date: December 3rd

TIme: 6:30 PM
FREE clinic! More info here

  • Learn about ski design
  • Mark your wax pocked (classic, wax)
  • Hot wax your skis (make 'em fast!)
  • Discover how to maximize your kick (classic)
 

Meet Our Instructors

Annette Boelman

... has taught cross-country skiing to children and adults for over 20 years. She has her CANSI Level 3 instructor certification and shares her enthusiasm for the sport through both classic and skating lessons. Annette also taught at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Aside from participating in numerous loppet and Birkebeiner races, she loves just getting out for a leisurely ski on our wonderful trails. As she says: "It's the best way in winter to get outside and get exercise!" Email: blooma07(at)gmail.com. Phone: 250.344.2114.

Joan Dolinsky

... has her NCCP Level 2 Community Coaching and a CANSI Level 1 instructor certifications. She sets our club record by having coached the Rabbits program for 25 years, starting in Parson in 1988. On powder days, Joan can be also seen telemark skiing in the backcountry.

Erwin Perzinger

... has his CANSI Level 1 and NCCP Level 2 Community Coaching instructor certifications and has taught with our club for many years. He is also our club's groomer and will be available every Saturday morning at 11 AM for beginner/intermediate classic skiing lessons after he finishes grooming the trails for the day. Phone: 250.439.9070.

Sanne van der Ros

... has her CANSI Level 1 and NCCP Level 1 Community Coaching instructor certifications. She is our club's ski school coordinator and will also be teaching a variety of lessons this winter. Sanne has taught cross-country skiing lessons since the late nineties at outdoor centres, ski resorts, high schools, and our club as a Rabbits coach, Grade 7 instructor, and teaching private lessons. Email: Sanne_van_der_Ros(at)hotmail.com. Phone: 250.439.1803.

Troy Hudson

... is a Level 3 NCCP coach and Level 2 Course Conductor who has been coaching for 13 years in and around Golden. He has worked as the Athlete Development Coordinator for Cross Country Canada, for the BC Team (leading them on a Norwegian race tour in 2007) and has been working as the GNSC Head Coach for over 5 years leading athletes to BC Cups and National Championships. Troy also works with the MitoCanada Nordic Racing Team and is the Western Canadian Race Service Rep for Skigo Waxes and Poles. Troy has a great passion for the sport of cross country skiing and loves sharing those experiences with new and seasoned skiers alike.
 

 

Kelly Erwin-Raudschl

... is a ski & rock guide, avalanche consultant, and experienced cross-country ski instructor. 

 

 

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