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

Nordic 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, Vancouver, BC
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 Sundays10:30am12:00pm
Additional Holiday lessonsStart TimeEnd Time
Dec 26 & Jan 210:30am12:00pm
Dec 27, 28, 2912:30pm2:00pm
Family Classic Lesson*Start TimeEnd Time
Saturdays & Sundays (Dec 17- Feb 26)12:30pm12:00pm
Dec 20, 22, 27 & 2912:30pm2:00pm
February 1310:30am12:00pm
Pricing:
Lesson OnlyLesson and TicketLesson and RentalLesson, Ticket and Rental
Intro to Classic Skiing (13+)$40$55$55$70
Intro to Classic Skiing (ages 6–12):$40$45$45$50
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. 21, 28, 3012:30pm2:00pm

Pricing:
Lesson OnlyLesson and TicketLesson and RentalLesson, Ticket and Rental
Intro to Skate Skiing:$40$55$55$70
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:
GroupDatesStart TimeEnd Time
ADec. 27, 28, 29, 309:30am11:00am
BJan. 7, 14, 21, 289:30am11:00am
CJan. 8, 15, 22, 299:30am11:00am
DJan. 10, 17, 24, 317:30pm9:00pm
EJan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 27:30pm9:00pm
HFeb. 11, 18, 25, Mar. 49:30am11:00am
IFeb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 59:30am11:00am

Pricing:
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 × 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.

Pricing:
GroupDatesStart TimeEnd Time
FJan. 16, 23, 30, Feb 67:30pm9:00pm
GJan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 87:30pm9:00pm
JFeb. 14, 21, 28 Mar. 77:30pm9:00pm
KFeb. 16, 23, Mar. 2, 97:30pm9:00pm

Pricing:
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

1.5-hour lesson + social
Ages 16+

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.

Dates and Times:
DatesLesson Start TimeLesson End Time
Jan. 13, 277:00pm8:30pm
Feb. 10, 247:00pm8:30pm
Mar. 10, 247:00pm8:30pm

Pricing:
Lesson OnlyLesson and TicketLesson and RentalLesson, Ticket and Rental
Girls Night Out:$45$60$60$75
4 × 2-hour lessons
Ages 6–12

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
CampDatesStart TimeEnd Time
ADec. 19, 20, 21, 22 (Mon. to Thurs.)9:30am11:30am
BDec. 27, 28, 29, 30 (Mon. to Thurs.)9:30am11:30am
CJan. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Saturdays)9:30am11:30am
DFeb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5 (Sundays)9:30am11:30am
Skate Ski Camp
CampDatesStart TimeEnd Time
BDec. 27, 28, 29, 30 (Tues. to Fri.)9:30am11:30am
CJan. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Saturdays)9:30am11:30am
Pricing:
Lesson OnlyLesson and TicketLesson and RentalLesson, Ticket and Rental
Kids Camp:$130$150$150$180
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–3:00pm
Select Mondays to Thursdays5:00pm–7:00pm

Pricing:
Lesson OnlyLesson and TicketLesson and RentalLesson, Ticket and Rental
Private Lesson:$85$100$100$115
Private Lesson (ages 6–12):$65$80$80$95

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