Nordic Ski Lessons

2016/17 Winter Season

Cypress Mountain is Canada's most popular Cross Country destination, with a respected Ski School to match the beautiful and varied trail system, all just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. We offer a variety of programs from 1.5 hour introduction to multi-session clinics for skiers of all ages and abilities in both classic and skate technique.

NORDIC SKI LESSONS Lesson Only Lesson & Ticket Lesson & Rental Lesson, Ticket & Rental
Intro to Classic Skiing
$40 $55 $55 $70
Intro to Classic Skiing (6-12 years)
$40 $45 $45 $50
Intro to Skate Skiing
$40 $55 $55 $70
Private Lesson
$85 $100 $100 $115
Private Lesson (6-12 years)
$65 $80 $80 $95
Girls Night Skate
$45 $60 $60 $75
Kids Camp
$130 $150 $150 $180
Skate Ski Clinic
$150 $200 $220 $280
Skate Clinic PLUS Seasons Pass (includes rentals) Starlite Nitetimer - $340 Cross Country Pass - $460
* For the best value take advantage of our Adult Learn to Skate Ski Package which includes your lesson, trail tickets and rentals as well as a Cross Country (valid anytime) or Starlite NiteTimer Pass (valid 3-10pm), including rentals anytime your pass is valid.

 

SKATE SKI CLINICS (4 x 1.5 hours | 16+ yrs - $280)


Level 1 - for those who are new to skate skiing or have minimal (less than one season) skate ski experience. The fundamentals of skate skiing will be introduced with the goal of providing a solid foundation for the skier to develop their technique. Skills taught will include stance and balance and timing and coordination. Skate techniques learned will include free skate, one skate, diagonal skate, offset skate and wedge turns. Depending upon the fitness and skill level of the group more advanced techniques may be introduced. A ski wax session will be included with the series.

Level 1 - Dates & Times

  • A - LV1 - Dec 27, 28, 29, 30 -  Tues to Fri @ 9:30am
  • B - LV1 - Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 - Sat @ 9:30am
  • C - LV1 - Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 - Sun @ 9:30am
  • D - LV1 - Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 - Tues @ 7:30pm
  • E - LV1 - Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2 - Thurs @ 7:30pm
  • H - LV1 - Feb 11, 18, 25, Mar 4 - Sat @ 9:30am
  • I  - LV1 - Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5 - Sun @ 9:30am

 

 

 

 


 

Level 2 - for those who have been skate skiing for one to two seasons. The goal of the program is to refine technique as well as introduce more advanced maneuvers. Level 1 skills will be reviewed and the concept of power and propulsion will be introduced. Students will learn to ski efficiently to the terrain and skiing strategically to achieve consistent flow. In addition to a review of Level 1 techniques, students will learn two skate with lead change, offset skate with lead change, skate turns and step turns. A ski wax session will be included with the series.

Level 2 - Dates & Times

  • F - LV2 - Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6 - Mon @ 7:30pm
  • G - LV2 - Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 - Wed @ 7:30pm
  • J - LV2 - Feb 14, 21, 28 Mar 7 -  Tues @ 7:30pm
  • K - LV2 - Feb 16, 23, Mar 2, 9 -  Thurs @ 7:30pm

 

 

 

 

CLASSIC SKI LESSONS ( 1.5 hours | 6+ years - $70) 


Our group lessons are a great introduction to either skate or classic skiing in a fun and supportive group environment. Each 1.5 hour lesson will introduce you to basic techniques that will give you the confidence to enjoy your time out on our trails.

Classic Lesson - Dates & Times
(Ages 13+)

  • Sat & Sun @ 10:30am
  • Fri @ 12:30pm

Additional Holiday Lessons

  • Dec 26, Jan 2 @ 10:30am
  • Dec 27, 28, 29 @ 12:30pm

Family Classic Lesson - Dates & Times (6+ with participating adult)

  • Sat & Sun @ 12:30pm (Dec 17 – Feb 26)

Additional Holiday Lessons

  • Feb 13 @ 10:30am
  • Dec 20, 22, 27, 29 @ 12:30pm

 

SKATE SKI LESSONS (1.5 hours | 13+ years - $70)


Our group lessons are a great introduction to either skate or classic skiing in a fun and supportive group environment. Each 1.5 hour lesson will introduce you to basic techniques that will give you the confidence to enjoy your time out on our trails.

 Skate Ski Lesson - Dates & Times

  • Sat & Sun @ 12:30pm
  • Mon @ 12:30pm

Additional Holiday Lessons

  • Dec 21, 28, 30 @ 12:30pm

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT (1.5 hour lesson + social | 16+ years - $75)


Join us on Friday Nights for a night out with the girls. This beginner friendly program is all about introducing women to skate skiing, building confidence, getting some exercise and having fun. After your 1.5 hour lesson you will stop at the Hollyburn Lodge for some delicious appetizers and the chance to socialize and make new friends.

Girls Night Out Skate Ski - Dates & Times

  • Jan 13, 27 @ 7pm
  • Feb 10, 24 @ 7pm
  • Mar 10, 24 @ 7pm

 

KIDS CAMP (4 x 2 hours | 6 to 12 years - $180)


This program includes 4 half day sessions that will provide a solid foundation in classic or skate skiing. Each lesson is fully supervised and includes a stop at the Hollyburn Lodge for a hot or cold drink. Our Skate Camp option requires participants to be between 9-12 years of age and have previous classic skiing experience or a strong downhill skiing background.

Classic Ski Camp - Dates & Times

  • A - Dec 19, 20, 21, 22 – Mon to Thurs @ 9:30am
  • B - Dec 27, 28, 29, 30 – Tues to Fri @ 9:30am
  • C - Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 - Sat @ 9:30am
  • D - Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5 - Sun @ 9:30am

Skate Ski Camp - Dates & Times

  • B - Dec 27, 28, 29, 30 – Tues to Fri @ 9:30am
  • C - Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 - Sat @ 9:30am

 

 

 

 

PRIVATE SKI LESSONS (1 hour | 6+ years - $115)


Private Lessons are a great way to get one-on-one instruction with our skilled instructors at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level of both skate and classic techniques. These lessons must be booked and paid in advance to ensure availability. For private lessons with multiple people - the first person pays the private rate; all additional people pay the group rates above.

Private Lesson - Dates & Times - Call 604-922-0825 to book

  • Sat & Sun - 9am to 3pm
  • Mon to Thurs – 5pm to 7pm (Jan to Mar)
  • Other times may be available upon request

 

SCHOOL & YOUTH GROUPS


We offer a wide variety of fun and educational activities for elementary and secondary school and youth groups, including cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow tubing at special school group rates.  Call 604-913-2573, email xcgroups@cypressmountain.com or click HERE for more information

 


The Fine Print

  • All programsmust be pre-booked and paid in full to guarantee spaces.
  • Once booked, programs are non-refundable.
  • No cancellations are permitted on the day of your program.
  • Cancellations with 24 hours notice will be permitted to rebook or will receive the value of the program on a Cypress Bucks card.
  • Any changes to custom programs and private lessons are subject to a $25 admin fee.
  • Cypress reserves the right to change or cancel programs or alter pricing without notice.
  • All lesson programs and tours run snow, rain or sunshine when the Nordic Area is open.
  • Always visit the Nordic Conditions page or the Snowphone for daily operating hours and conditions updates before heading up the mountain. 
  • Prices are in Canadian Dollars.
  • Taxes are not included