Cross Country Skiing

Beginner to advanced cross-country ski lessons will give you skills to explore the Kananaskis groomed trails for years to come.


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Spring X Training Camp

Training for a successful XC ski season starts in the spring!  This dryland training series is designed to improve your skiing ABC's: agility, balance and coordination, as well as your ski specific strength and endurance.  Outdoor workouts will be held in Calgary parks except during extreme weather, when they will be held indoors at the U of C.  Non skiers welcome!

Learn to Loppet

Become a strong cross-country skier. Train over winter with us in this 22-week course to race in the March Lake Louise Loppet. Long-distance training and skill development will help you to improve technique, speed and efficiency, while commitment and group support will help you to achieve personal goals. In this program; fitness training and nutrition and sport psychology experts from the University of Calgary Athletic Development Team will present weekly in-classroom seminars and dryland training sessions. Once the snow flies; bi-weekly ski sessions will allow time for personal coaching, technique and pacing practice. The on-snow, midweek ski sessions are held within the Calgary city limits and Saturday ski sessions in the Rockies. Prerequisite: no experience necessary. Includes: UCalgary Fitness Centre membership during program, fitness instruction, on-snow coaching. Participants are responsible for transportation, ski gear, trail passes and Loppet fees. Includes: 9 classroom seminars, 15 x 60-90 min dryland training sessions, 11 x 15 hour mid-week evening ski sessions, 11 x 3 or 4 hour weekend ski days.