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Trakkers Cross Country Ski Club - Lessons

Ontario Trails Events

Event: Trakkers Cross Country Ski Club - Lessons
Trail: Mansfield Outdoor Centre Trails
Date: 2021-10-27 to 2022-03-31
Abstract: About Trakkers Trakkers is a volunteer-run recreational cross-country ski club based in the High Park/Bloor West neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. All Trakkers’ members are entitled to free skiing lessons. Trakkers’ team of CANSI (Canadian Association of Nordic Ski) certified instructors provide lessons on Sunday Trips. Lessons are taught in groups of 3 to 8 and begin 30 minutes after arrival to last one hour plus warm-up.
Type: Cross-Country Skiing
Time: Various times. Please see event website.
Location: Various locations, see website.
Online URL: http://www.trakkers.ca/lessons.html
Cost: See Event Website

Lessons

Click here to see skills checklist

Instructors

All Trakkers’ members are entitled to free skiing lessons. Trakkers’ team of CANSI (Canadian Association of Nordic Ski) certified instructors provide lessons on Sunday Trips. Lessons are taught in groups of 3 to 8 and begin 30 minutes after arrival to last one hour plus warm-up.

Lesson Signup

The types of lessons offered on each Trip will be announced on our telephone Trakkline. You must sign up for your lesson when you book your Sunday Trip on Trakkline or by email on this website . Unfortunately, we are unable to provide lessons to skiers who have not booked in advance.

Call the Trakkline or email your booking by 9:00 pm on the Thursday before the upcoming Sunday Trip. Your message must include the type of lesson being booked.

Types of Lessons

1. Junior Trakkers

For children ages 6 to 12; these lessons include fun activities that develop skiing skills. Junior Trakkers’ lessons for each trip will be announced on the Trakkline. To book a lesson for your child, give your name and phone number along with your child's name and age.

2. Beginners (Classic)

There are 2 types of beginner lessons:

  • Absolute Beginners:
    You have never skied before or have not skied for at least 20 years.
    Progression: Absolute Beginners will progress through a series of five lessons to graduate in February as Experienced Beginners.
  • Experienced Beginners:
    You are comfortable on your skis, can glide, herringbone up and snowplow down a very gentle hill, or are new to cross country skiing but have downhill skiing experience.

3. Intermediate (Classic)

You can transfer weight, glide, herringbone up and snowplow down a moderate hill, but want more skill and confidence.

4. Skating

These lessons are for both beginning and experienced skate skiers with the level of instruction depending on the number and skills of the skiers signing up.

Schedule

Lesson types available for each Sunday trip are listed in the calendar.

Further information contact lessons@trakkers.ca.