LNR Adults

Two-Week Long Skills Clinics

Theodore Wirth Park

Beginner Two Week Cross-Country Ski Skill Classes

We know that learning to ski doesn’t happen in a day. We’d like to invite you to join our two week workshops where you can spend a little more time learning the basic techniques of both skate and classic skiing.  We hope that this format will give you a stronger foundation from which to continue your pursuit of skiing!

Beginner Skill Level– For our 2 week sessions, we have athletes who have never skied before, as well as those who have skied a few times (2-10 times) with little or no instruction. Each group will split up into groups of “never having skied” and “skied a few times”.

Classic – If you have never skied before – classic skiing is the best place to start. Our classic ski workshops will cover the basics of striding, herringbone, double pole, and kick-double pole.  We will also teach snow-plow, how to navigate downhills, and how to fall and get up safely.

Skate – If you have some experience with classic skiing (or with related movements like hockey/inline skating) you can sign up for our skate workshop.  We’ll cover V1, V2, and V2 alternate, the 3 main techniques used in skate skiing.  We will also teach snow-plow, how to navigate downhills, and how to fall and get up safely.

Location and Coaches: We meet The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park with LNR coaches Ingrid Remak, Greg Klave, Evan Bonneson, and Mary McKelvey.

Trail passes: The 2 Week Beginner Lessons do INCLUDE a Wirth Ski Pass for the duration of your lesson. If you wish to ski the groomed trails at other times you need to purchase either All- Access Pass or a Day Pass and enjoy skiing from Dec – mid- March! Season passes can be purchased here – Ski Pass Purchase

Questions? Make up classes– You can always make up a class with another session. Please just send an e-mail Ingrid Remak , imremak@gmail.com

Equipment: Please note that you must provided your own ski equipment. We highly recommend you purchase your own equipment (ski swaps are quite inexpensive, and retailers often have used equipment as well). If you prefer to rent, ski rentals are available from the Trailhead adventure shop. You will need to arrive 40 min ahead of time to rent equipment at the Trailhead.

  • December Clinic: Skate – 2 PM: Meets December 9 & 16 from 2-3:30 pm- FULL
  • December Clinic: Skate – 4 PM. Meets December 9 & 16 from 4-5:30 pm- FULL
  • January Clinic 1: Skate – 2 PM. Meets January 6 & 13 from 2-3:30 pm- FULL
  • January Clinic 1: Skate – 4 PM. Meets January 6 & 13 from 4-5:30 pm- FULL
  • January Clinic 2: Skate – 2 PM. Meets January 20 & 27 from 2-3:30 pm- FULL
  • January Clinic 2: Skate – 4 PM. Meets January 20 & 27 from 4-5:30 pm
  • March Clinic: Skate – 2 PM. Meets March 2 & 9 from 2-3:30 pm
  • March Clinic: Skate – 4 PM. Meets March 2 & 9 from 4-5:30 pm

Time: Saturdays at 2:00pm-3:30pm at and 4:00pm-5:30pm The Trailhead ski stadium.

Fee: $85 , includes Ski Trail Pass for duration of lesson

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Classic – If you have never skied before – classic skiing is the place to start. Our classic ski workshops will cover the basics of striding, herringbone, double pole, and kick-double pole.  We will also teach snow-plow, how to navigate downhills, and how to fall and get up safely.

  • December Clinic: Classic – 2 PM: Meets December 10 & 17 from 2-3:30 pm- FULL
  • December Clinic: Classic – 4 PM. Meets December 10 & 17 from 4:5:30 pm- FULL
  • January Clinic 1: Classic – 2 PM. Meets January 7 & 14 from 2-3:30 pm- FULL
  • January Clinic 1: Classic – 4 PM. Meets January 7 & 14 from 4-5:30 pm- FULL
  • January Clinic 2: Classic – 2 PM. Meets January 21 & 28 from 2-3:30 pm- FULL
  • January Clinic 2: Classic – 4 PM. Meets January 21 & 28 from 4-5:30 pm- FULL
  • March Clinic: Classic – 2 PM. Meets March 3 & 10 from 2-3:30 pm
  • March Clinic: Classic- 4 PM. Meets March 3 & 10 from 4-5:30 pm

Time: Sundays at 2:00pm-3:30pm and 4:00pm-5:30pm at The Trailhead ski stadium.

Fee: $85 , includes Ski Trail Pass for duration of lesson

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Refund Policy

The Loppet will issue a full refund of the program fee minus the original processing fee up until 4 weeks before the program starts.  Between 4 and 3 weeks from the program start date, a 50% refund will be issued. There are no refunds for any cancellations within less than 3 weeks of the start of a program.