OCTOBER 1, 2020 UPDATE: We are busy planning our 2020-2021 lesson schedule. Please check back for details, including our COVID-safe lesson protocol.

Learn the important fundamentals of cross country skiing (classic or skating technique) over four weekly 90 minute lessons. Our ‘Learn to Ski’ series is the perfect way to get maximum enjoyment through this fun winter sport.

Students in our group lesson must be at least 15 years old. If you are looking for lessons with your children please choose our Family lesson option or consider a local Jackrabbits program for your youngsters.

What type of skier are you?

  • New skier: You have never skied before or have skied very few times. Watch video
  • Beginner: You cannot ski without poles for balance and are uncomfortable on gentle slopes. Watch video
  • Intermediate: You are comfortable on skis, able to balance and glide for a short distance without poles, and can stay in control on moderate descents. Watch video



Group Lessons are once per week for 4 weeks.
Lessons start in late Dec/early Jan with a 2nd session starting late Jan/early Feb.

Register early!
Maximum 16 registrants for Beginner & Intermediate lessons.
Maximum 12 registrants for New Skier lessons.

Once a lesson group is full you may choose another available option or email windsorpark@ccsam.ca to be placed on a waiting list.

15 years old or older only, please.
Younger than 15? Please consider a local Jackrabbit program or a Private/Semi-Private or Family Group option (see below).

Cost: $84.00 Includes trail fees & applicable tax

Classic technique

 CodeDayLevelTimeSession 1Session 2
 LTS1MondaysNew Skier7:00 PMJan 6 – 27Feb 10 – Mar 2
 LTS2SaturdaysNew Skier10:00 AMDec 21 – Jan 11n/a
 LTS3SundaysNew Skier3:00 PMJan 12 – Feb 2n/a
 LTS4TuesdaysBeginner7:00 PMJan 7 – 28Feb 11 – Mar 3
 LTS5TuesdaysBeginner 55+1:00 PMJan 7 – 28Feb 11 – Mar 3
 LTS6SaturdaysBeginner3:00 PMDec 21 – Jan 11Jan 25 – Feb 15
 LTS7SundaysBeginner10:30 AMJan 12 – Feb 2n/a
 LTS8MondaysIntermediate1:00 PMJan 6 – 27Feb 10 – Mar 2
 LTS9ThursdaysIntermediate8:00 PMDec 19 – Jan 9Jan 23 – Feb 13
 LTS10FridaysDROP IN7:00 PMJan 10 – 31Feb 14 – Mar 6

New for 2020! Friday Night Drop In. $25 at the desk. Any technique. All ability levels. 7:00PM start. Show up early if you need to rent equipment!


Learn the skate ski technique and you will wish winter lasted longer! Balance and gliding skills make this technique fast and fun. Lessons are once per week for 4 weeks. Lessons start in early January with a 2nd session starting early February.
15 years old or older only, please.

Cost: $84.00 Includes trail fees & applicable tax

CodeDayLevelTimeSession 1Session 2
SK1MondaysNew to Skate Skiing7:30 PMJan 6 – 27Feb 10 – Mar 2
SK2FridaysIntermediate7:00 PMJan 3 – 24Feb 7 – 28


What to wear?

Wondering what to wear during your lessons? Read this How To Dress For Cross Country Skiing

Equipment rental

Program fees includes trail passes but not rental equipment.
Rental price (skis,boots, poles, 2 hrs): $10 plus taxes.
Purchase a multi-rental punch card and save 20% (not to mention time at the counter).
We have a large selection of cross country ski rental equipment. Still, sizes are limited and rentals cannot be reserved.
If you need to rent equipment please arrive 20 minutes before your lessons so staff can assist you.
Equipment can also be rented from some local retailers.


Learn any level or technique from an instructor catering to your needs and times.

Prepay for your lesson by registering online (see Zone4 button above) and our staff will contact you to arrange a date/time for your private, semi-private or custom group lesson.

Private $45
(2 or 3 people) $30 per person
Custom Group (4-6 skiers) $20 per person
Family Group* $50
*Up to 2 adults and up to 4 children, 6 yrs and older.

Fees include trail fee and applicable tax. Rental equipment is extra.

IMPORTANT: Please allow 3-4 days to arrange an instructor. Please call 204-253-9236 or email windsorpark@ccsam.ca if you do not hear from us within 48 after registering online.
Once your lesson is booked we require 24 hours cancellation notice.
No refunds for “no shows”.

French speaking instructors are available for private & semi-private lessons upon request

Refunds & Cancellations

Payment is due at time of registration. This includes private or semi-private lesson bookings. Extra fees will be charged for rentals (if applicable). Payment by cash, cheque, debit (on site only), Visa or MasterCard.

Refund Policy: Full refund with 48 hours+ notice before start of first lesson, 50% refund after start of first lesson. No refund after start of second lesson. Private, Semi-Private or Custom Group lesson fees will be refunded only if 24 hours notice is provided.

Cancellations: Lessons will be cancelled when air temp and/or windchill is -27ºC (or colder) during lesson time or due to challenging conditions such as heavy snow or high windchill. Windsor Park staff will contact participants at least 2 hours prior to lesson start time. Weather cancellations will be re-scheduled to the end of the 4 week lesson set. Missed lessons are not transferable. Please make every effort to attend your lessons.