Group lessons are offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm. This year we are excited to announce the addition of a limited number of lessons at Hiawatha and Columbia Golf courses. Both Locations will be open for rentals Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We will offer skate style lessons as well as classic. Lessons will cost $30/person. Instructors will be waiting for you at the Par 3 Building in Theodore Wirth Park.
Classes are limited per session on a first-registered basis. There are two levels of classic and skate style classes:
Learn the basic elements of xc classic skiing including weight transfer, balance, rhythm and efficiency of movement. We will use various drills and visual mimicking to cover the techniques of diagonal stride, double poling, step turns and snowplow.
Beginning Skate – Level 1:
Learn the basic elements of xc skate skiing including weight transfer, balance, rhythm and efficiency of movement. We will use various drills and visual mimicking to cover the techniques of skate skiing without poles, double poling, step turns, V1 uphill, V2 alternate open field and snowplow.Students interested in skate style lesson must supply their own equipment.
Beginning Classic – Level 2:
Once you’ve mastered Level 1 you are eligible to graduate to Level 2. Here you will learn various drills to improve your weight transfer, balance, rhythm and efficiency and add increased knowledge of diagonal striding on various terrain, double poling techniques and kick double pole, step turn in and out of classic tracks and snowplow turns. Transitions from one technique to another to handle changes in the terrain of a trail will also be covered.
Beginning Skate – Level 2:
Once you’ve mastered Level 1 you are eligible to graduate to Level 2. Here you will learn various drills to improve your weight transfer, balance, rhythm and efficiency and add increased knowledge of the techniques of step turns, V2, V1, V2 alternate and snowplow turns with step turns. Transitions from one technique to another to handle changes in the terrain of a trail will also be covered. Students interested in skate style lesson must supply their own equipment.
- Ski Rental– skis can be rented at Wirth Park’s Par 3 building (classic rental only), Hiawatha and Columbia Club houses.
- Registration – Must register online, or before the lesson at the Par 3 building.
- Registration for Classic Lessons Coming Soon
- Registration for Skate Lessons Coming Soon
- Trail Pass – Day pass included in lesson ($8 value) or buy a season pass ($50) at the Par 3 Building or Main Chalet. Each additional family member is 25.00 after you purchase a season pass within the same family.
*Must be at least 14 years old to participate. Those between the ages of 9-13 should check out the Loppet Foundation’s FAST KIDS Program.
2015/16 Ski Lessons Calendar
|12||Saturday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 1|
|13||Sunday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Skate||Level 1|
|19||Saturday||Hiawatha||11:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|19||Saturday||WIrth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 1|
|20||Sunday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 1|
|20||Sunday||Hiawatha||10:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|26||Saturday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 1|
|27||Sunday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Skate||Level 1|
|27||Sunday||Theodore Wirth||10:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|2||Saturday||Hiawatha||11:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|2||Saturday||Theodore Wirth||10:00 AM||Classic||Level 2|
|2||Saturday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Skate||Level 2|
|3||Sunday||Columbia||11:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|3||Sunday||Wirth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 1|
|9||Saturday||Hiawatha||10:00 AM||Classic||Level 2|
|9||Saturday||Wirth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 1|
|10||Sunday||Columbia||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 2|
|10||Sunday||Wirth||1:00 PM||Skate||Level 1|
|16||Saturday||Hiawatha||11:00 AM||Skate||Level 1|
|16||Saturday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 1|
|17||Sunday||Columbia||11:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|17||Sunday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 1|
|23||Saturday||Hiawatha||11:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|23||Saturday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 2|
|24||Sunday||Theodore Wirth||10:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|24||Sunday||Columbia||11:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|24||Sunday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Skate||Level 2|
|30||Saturday||Hiawatha||11:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|30||Saturday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 1|
|31||Sunday||Columbia||11:00 AM||Classic||Level 2|
|31||Sunday||Wirth||10:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|31||Sunday||Wirth||1:00 PM||Skate||Level 1|
Loppet Winter Festival
Loppet Winter Festival
|13||Saturday||Hiawatha||11:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|13||Saturday||Wirth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 1|
|14||Sunday||Columbia||11:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|14||Sunday||Wirth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 2|
|20||Saturday||Hiawatha||11:00 AM||Classic||Level 2|
|20||Saturday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 1|
|21||Sunday||Columbia||11:00 AM||Classic||Level 2|
|21||Sunday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Skate||Level 1|
|28||Sunday||Theodore Wirth||10:00 AM||Classic||Level 2|
|28||Sunday||Theodore Wirth||1:00 PM||Classic||Level 1|
|5||Saturday||Wirth||10:00 AM||Classic||Level 1|
|6||Sunday||Theodore Wirth||10:00 AM||Skate||Level 2|
For more information contact Head Instructor Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (763) 228-2899
*Participants should arrive 30 minutes early.
Cancellation Policy – Weather related session cancelations are non-refundable, but can be put toward a future lesson. There are no refunds for personal cancelations.