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6000 Cypress Bowl Rd. West Vancouver, BC V0N 1G0
604-926-5612

Cross Country Ski Lessons

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.

Cypress Mountain Nordic Lessons
Nordic Lessons

Nordic Area Cross Country Ski Lessons:

2017/18 Winter Season Skate Ski Clinics and multi-day Kids Camps now on Sale! 
4 × 1.5 hours lessons
Ages 16+

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.

Dates and Times:
Group2017/18 Season DatesStart TimeEnd Time
ATues to Fri – Jan 2, 3, 4, 59:30am11:00am
BTues nights – Jan. 9, 16, 23, 307:30pm9:00pm
CThurs nights – Jan. 11, 18, 25 Feb 17:30pm9:00pm
DSat morning – Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 39:30am11:00am
GTues nights – Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 67:30pm9:00pm
ISun morning – Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 119:30am11:00am

Pricing:
2017/18Lesson OnlyLesson and TicketLesson and RentalLesson, Ticket and Rental
Skate Ski Clinic:$150$200$220$280
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 Clinic PLUS Seasons Pass (includes rentals):

Starlite Nitetimer – $340

Cross Country Pass – $460

4 × 1.5 hours lessons
Ages 16+

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 to skate with lead change, offset skate with lead change, skate turns and step turns. A ski wax session will be included with the series.

Dates & Times:
Group2017/18 Season DatesStart TimeEnd Time
ESun morning – Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 49:30am11:00am
FMon nights – Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 57:30pm9:00pm
HSat morning – Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 109:30am11:00am

Pricing:
2017/18 Lesson OnlyLesson and TicketLesson and RentalLesson, Ticket and Rental
Skate Ski Clinic:$150$200$220$280
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 Clinic PLUS Seasons Pass (includes rentals):

Starlite Nitetimer – $340

Cross Country Pass – $460

4 × 2-hour lessons
Ages 6–12

This program includes 4 half day sessions that will provide a solid foundation in classic skiing. Each lesson is fully supervised and includes a stop at the Hollyburn Lodge for a hot or cold drink.

Classic Ski Camp
Camp2017/18 Season DatesStart TimeEnd Time
ATues to Fri – Dec 26, 27, 28, 299:30am11:30am
BTues to Fri – Jan 2, 3, 4, 59:30am11:30am
CSaturdays – Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 39:30am11:30am
DSundays – Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 119:30am11:30am

Pricing:
 2017/18Lesson OnlyLesson and TicketLesson and RentalLesson, Ticket and Rental
Kids Camp:$130$150$150$180

1.5 hours lessons
Ages 6+

Our group lessons are a great introduction to 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.

Introduction to Classic Skiing (13+)
Regular Lesson DaysStart TimeEnd Time
Friday12:30pm2:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays2:30pm4:00pm
Family Classic Lesson*Start TimeEnd Time
Saturdays & Sundays (Dec 23- Feb 25)12:30pm2:00pm
Dec 26, 28, Jan 2, 412:30pm2:00pm
Dec 25, Jan 1, Feb 1210:30am12:00pm
*Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult
2017/18 Winter Pricing:
 Lesson OnlyLesson and TicketLesson and RentalLesson, Ticket and Rental
Intro to Classic Skiing (13+)$45$60$60$75
Intro to Classic Skiing (ages 6–12):$40$50$50$55
1.5 hours
Ages 13+

Our group lessons are a great introduction to skate 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.

Lesson Dates and Times:
DateStart TimeEnd Time
Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays12:30pm2:00pm
Dec. 27, Jan 312:30pm2:00pm

2017/18 Winter Pricing: 
 Lesson OnlyLesson and TicketLesson and RentalLesson, Ticket and Rental
Intro to Skate Skiing:$45$60$60$75
1-hour lesson
Ages 6+

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.

DatesTime
Saturdays and Sundays9:00am–12:00pm

2017/18 Winter Pricing:
 Lesson OnlyLesson and TicketLesson and RentalLesson, Ticket and Rental
Private Lesson:$85$100$100$115
Private Lesson (ages 6–12):$75$85$85$95

To book a private lesson please email nordic@cypressmountain.com 

For school groups please visit our Nordic School Groups page

The Fine Print

  • All programs must be pre-booked and paid in full to guarantee spaces.
  • Once booked programs are non-refundable.
  • No cancellations or transfers are permitted on the day of your program.
  • Cancellations with 24 notice will be permitted to rebook or will receive the value of the program on a Cypress Bucks Gift Card.
  • Any changes to custom programs & private lessons are subject to a $25 admin fee.
  • Cypress reserves the right to change or cancel programs or alter pricing without notice.
  • Always visit the Nordic Conditions page or call the Snowphone (604-926-5612) for daily operating hours and updated conditions before heading up the mountain.
  • Prices are in Canadian Dollars.Taxes are not included
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