Loppet TRAIL KIDS

Beginner Nordic Ski Clinics


The Loppet TRAIL KIDS Winter Nordic Ski Program is committed to getting more youth into the sport of Nordic Skiing. Youth ages 7- 13 years old are welcome to attend one of the discounted upcoming test drive sessions at the Trailhead. The ski clinic will focus on teaching the fundamental skills of classic ski technique.  These test drive clinics are also open to all registered six week TRAIL KIDS Nordic Ski Program participants and will provide a jump start for them when they begin their session in February. We highly suggest they attend one of these sessions.

TRAIL KIDS test drive sessions will include classic and skate technique drills, relays and games on skis with the main focus on developing skills, having fun and falling in love with a lifetime sport!

  • Classic only Technique 3 week session
  • Skate Only Technique 3 week session
  • For more information on equipment and our program see the below link: Winter Equipment & Program Guide

Beginner Nordic Ski Clinics

  • Introduction to classic technique clinics: Jan. 4, Jan. 11, Jan. 25
  • Introduction to skate technique clinics: Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan.20

  • Location/Time: Wirth Trailhead. Coaches will meet outside the Trailhead building at the TRAIL KIDS flutter flag near the lower stadium area at 5:45. Following the session parents can pick up kids at 7:30.
  • Cost: $60 or $75 after Dec. 20 for three week session
  • Registration: Opens Nov. 1 ( class sizes are limited to 10 participants)
  • Ski Rental: Both classic and skate ski equipment can be rented at the Trailhead ski rental shop. We suggest coming early at 5:15 – 5:30 to get ski rental equipment.

Clothing: Youth must come dressed for session with the following items:

  • Warm mittens ( youth hands get too cold in gloves most the time)
  • Long underwear top and bottom
  • Wind pants and jacket
  • Hat 

Following the test drive clinics participants can choose to continue with the program by signing up for the six week session at the following link: Winter Nordic Ski Programs. For more questions on the winter TRAIL KIDS Nordic Ski Prog email trailkids@loppet.org for more information.