Why learn to cross-country ski with HPSC?
Our certified instructors offer cross-country ski lessons on all bus trips between January and March.
There are 5 levels for classic and skate. Below you will find explanations of each level to help you decide which level you should be in. Note that this year there will be a limited number of lessons offered with a limited number of spots in each. Lessons may combine levels (e.g. Classic 1/2). All members must sign up in advance for lessons.
Classic 1/Skate 1
Classic 2/Skate 2
Classic 3/Skate 3
Classic 4/Skate 4
Classic 5/Skate 5
Please note: We will not be able to offer our special programming in 2022-23 due to capacity issues related to the pandemic. But we offer our standard beginner, intermediate and advanced level lessons every trip.
In addition to regular lessons, we offer the following special programs through the season. There is no additional cost for these programs. You can find the dates in our schedule and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about any of these programs.
Classic Beginners Series: Held on three consecutive weekends with the same instructor, this popular program will get you moving on the trails and making friends in no time. Ideal for Classic 1 and Classic 2 skiers.
Skate Better Series: Held on three weekends with the same instructors, this series is designed for those who can get some forward momentum and glide on their skate skis. Ideal for Skate 2 and Skate 3 skiers.
Skate Great Series: Held on two weekends with the same instructor, this series is designed for those who already move well but want to become stronger and more efficient. This program introduces you to more advanced techniques. Ideal for Skate 4 and Skate 5 skiers.
Tips & Tricks: Offered four times (2 classic, 2 skate), these 15-minute one-on-one lessons offer the chance to work with an instructor on a particular skill. Great for those who want to learn, but don’t want to commit to a full regular lesson. Available to skiers of all levels but ideal for Level 3 to Level 5 skiers.
NEW CLINICS! Faster, smarter skate & Faster, smarter classic: If you have good foundational skills and decent fitness, learn how to navigate terrain more efficiently. Ideal for Classic 3+/Skate 3+ skiers.