If you’re new to the sport, you will learn from the start how to glide and float rather than shuffle and struggle. Cross country skiing is only as strenuous as you make it. I can teach you the magic of nearly effortless skiing and then you decide where the sport takes you.
If you’re a veteran skier, are you content with your efficiency? Would you like to ski farther or faster with less effort? Do you know, and USE, all the different gears? Tons of folks don’t. Don’t get stuck in the V1 or Shuffle Club, call me and DANCE all the way to Hayward or around the long loop at your favorite trail!
Lessons are always relaxed, fun-filled, encouraging, and packed with info!
SKIING TAKES THE SUCK OUT OF WINTER!
PRIVATE LESSONS – 1HR
This is the absolute best way do a lesson. All attention is on you and the lesson is tailored specifically for you. If you’re a beginner the lesson will be at the right pace for you and feedback will be specific for your needs. If you’re an experienced skier we will always visit the fundamentals first, and then if you want to focus on a specific topic, we will zone in on it.
SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS – 1 HR
You just can’t beat a Private Lesson, but sometimes it’s fun to share the experience with someone close to you! You might lose a little special attention but I’ve become pretty good at helping skiers work on what they need. Everyone in the lesson needs to be doing the same style, skate or classic.
DOWNHILL ON SKINNY SKIS @ ALPINE VALLEY – 1.5 HR
Learning downhill skills on cross country ski trails is a challenge. The trails are narrow, the trees are close, and you only get one shot. I teach alpine skiing at Alpine Valley, and have permission to take students on XC skis to the beginner hills, which is the perfect place to figure it all out. We will work on a great balanced posture, speed control with a gliding wedge, a.k.a snowplow, step turns, and hockey stops. BONUS….we can ride the Magic Carpet back up the hill so you can make hundreds of turns without getting all sweated up! ! Great instructional and repetition are the keys to success. If you get really confident and the snow is great, we can ride the EZ Rider chairlift for longer runs!!
GROUPS / SCHOOLS
I love working with groups and schools! Please call with your opportunity.
REVIEWS OF OUR SERVICES
“I have been meaning to reach out and let you know that I honestly feel my lesson with you is what got me through the Birkie! Thanks again! I kid you not – there were many moments when your words played through my mind “I could do this all day long” Grin!”
“Your dry-land clinic made an incredible impact on my skate skiing. This is my second year skating, and despite having had a previous lesson out at Lapham, I just wasn’t getting it. Your drills finally gave me the ‘aha’ moment I needed and my next trip out to Lapham was a total 180! I’ll highly recommend future clinics!”
INTRO TO SKATING
How Much Glide Wax Do We Waste?
Recently I visited a ski shop that waxes everything for snow sports. Alpine skis, XC skis, snowboards, jumping skis, and lots of them. I got a tour of their state of the art shop and saw their infra-red waxing tool. It was all very cool, but what really caught my...
A New Approach to Roller Skiing!
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Wolfman Mountain Bike 101
Mountain Biking requires a very unique set of skills for a safe and fun experience. Read on for general tips and some specific info on navigating the Wolfman Triathlon course.