Country Ski


When winter hits Minnesota, the crisp air and sparkly snow are the perfect invitation to get outside and enjoy some cross-country skiing. Are you looking for a supportive environment to try Nordic skiing? Or maybe you’re looking for advice to help you master classic or skate technique? If so, please mark your calendars and join us for this 5-week XC-ski clinic. Must be 16 to participate. ALL are welcome regardless of motivation and experience!

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  • Program Dates: January 20 - February 20

    Orientation: January 20 OR  21
    Time: 6:30-8:00 pm.
    We will go over clothing, equipment, waxing and technique information at the YMCA. Choose one session to attend.

    Program: January 23 – February 20
    Saturdays 9:30-11:00 am @ Riverside Park
    Ski lessons for Classic or Skate. Choose the technique you would like to learn when registering.

    Cost: $95
    Ski rental is NOT included

    **Additional Optional Group Ski Opportunities Included:
    Tuesdays 6-7 pm @ Quarry Park. January 26, February 2, 9, 16
    Thursdays 10-11 am @ North Loop Trail (near St. Benedict’s Center). January 28, February 4, 11, 18.

  • Equipment rental

    You can rent equipment at Fitzharris: Ski, Bike & Outdoor or Revolution Cycle & Ski. Mention you are in this program and you will receive a discount of $10/ day for rental. Each place has beginner ski packages for sale or lease.

  • Instructor Bio

    Molly Weyrens grew up spending hours on the trails at Riverside Park! She started when she was 12, skied competitively in high school and has continued to ski for recreation and competition. Her most recent proud skiing moment came when she competed (well, that might be pushing it!) in the Swedish Vasaloppet which is the largest, longest and oldest Nordic ski race in the world. She has coached at the high school and college level and loves sharing this sport with others.