Adult Ski Programs – age 18+

/Adult Ski Programs – age 18+
Adult Ski Programs – age 18+ 2017-06-28T05:49:06+00:00

Adult Ski Lesson Program Information

Adult Ski Lessons (Classic & Skate Technique): 

  • Classic Ski Lessons
  •  Skate Ski Lessons

2017/2018 Ski Season Sessions TBD

Please note that individual XC Bragg Creek club memberships of $5 and CCA/CCC memberships (adults $18) are required and purchased on the registration page. These provide our club with liability insurance in case of incident. They are a 1 time annual fee from April – April of each year.

Meeting location at the Trails Centre/warming hut at the West Bragg Creek parking lot.

If you wish to be added to our email list for upcoming adult ski lessons, please email: programdirector@xcbraggcreek.ca

Days & Times

Information on class days and times.

Schedule

TBD once the snow flies

Program Costs

Costs for season with Learn to Train.

Costs

$60 for 4×1 hour adult lessons
+ Membership Fees

Join Our Club

To join our program!

Club Involvement

If you wish to be added to our email distribution list: Program Director

Events Register

Zone 4 registration.

Information

Registration coming soon

Adult Program Further Information

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Equipment:
Classic Gear:

  • waxable classic skis that are appropriate for your weight ( please have the camber & kick zone checked at a reputable ski store for weight) and height (tips taller than your height or longer and up to your wrist when extended above your head is the approximate size ski length depending on your skill level).  Have your kick zones marked with permanent marker on the ski sidewall.
  • classic poles- pole top/handle straps should be between the armpit & top of shoulder.  Straps should be adjusted so hands are close to the pole.
  • classic boots that fit well.  No lift or rubbing in the heel area.  A way to snug them up tightly ie) laces or pull tie.
  • skate skis that are appropriate for your weight ( please have the camber checked at a reputable ski store for weight) and height (tops curve over the head).
  • skate poles- pole top/handle straps should be between chin and nose. Straps should be adjusted so hands are close to the pole.
  • skate ski boots that fit well. No lift or rubbing in the heel area.  A way to snug them up tightly ie) laces or pull tie.

Clothing:
3 w’s wicking layer (no cotton):

  • under layer (wicking layer -to take dampness away from the skin such as polypropylene long underwear or wool (NO cotton!))
  • mid layer (warm layer– fleece or wool works well)
  • windproof layer (our club jacket and a pair of light windproof pants will work)

A vest is a good to keep your core warm. It is better to dress in multiple thin layers, rather than one bulky one. (you can regulate your temperature better).  Be warm but avoid sweating – take off layers as needed and make sure your outer layers are breathable. Being damp is what will make you cold (especially if you have to stop moving)

  • appropriate ski socks (no cotton)-You can again use the 3 Ws; wicking, warm, then your boots are the wind layer. It’s better to have two thin socks than one pair of bulky thick socks. If your feet are prone to getting cold, then get a ‘boot warmer’. (It’s a layer you put over your boots that are designed for ski boots and bindings). For kids- a large wool sock over their boot, (with the appropriate holes cut in it to accommodate bindings) will suffice as a boot warmer.
  • mitts are warmer than gloves (no cotton). Again, for colder days, layering mitts are a good idea.  Some little fleece mittens work well inside a x-country ski mitten for cold days.  Instant hand warmers (‘hot shots’) are good if your hands get really cold.
  • a touque
  • thin neck buff (Lycra)
  • sunglasses (for Fridays)
  • Headlamp (for evening classes)

Other:

  • Water bottle and holder (the bottle needs to be covered or it will freeze)
  • Snack for after practice

Wax: (for the family)

For starting out, 3 hard waxes will suffice-for example: Swix green (-10/-20C), Swix blue extra (v40 -1/-7C), Swix red (-1/+2)

  • Cork
  • Scraper
  • Wax remover- I like “KUU” bio citron base cleaner ( pump bottle)
  • Shop cloths (lint free cloths- blue shop towels from Canadian Tire work great). The x-c version is called
  • fiberlene-it’s much more expensive)
  • Universal klister

Nice to have:

  • Balaclava for our coldest days
  • Ear warmers or headband for warmer days
  • Other waxes not on the above list

Adult Ski Lessons – Classic or Skate Program Goals:
•gain confidence on skis
•learn new technique & improve skill level
•improve fitness
•become a more efficient & graceful skier
•learn ski trail etiquette
•meet other adult skiers
•Familiarize yourself with the West Bragg Creek Trail System

Adult guided ski dates will be announced in the fall 2016. You must be registered to participate in this program. We will have an adult XC Bragg Creek club member lead this session- skill lessons are not included, but you may pick up some new techniques with practice and watching others ski.

Adult Guided Ski – Program Goals:
•Classic ski along the West Bragg Creek Trails
•Improve Fitness
•Gain Confidence on Skis
•Enjoy the company of other adult skiers
•Familiarize yourself with the West Bragg Creek Trail System
•Keep warm while your children take lessons
•Meet other adult skiers

Below are some helpful links on kick waxing:
http://www.swixsport.com/Wax-Resources/Wax-Wizard

West Bragg Creek Trails Report:
http://braggcreektrails.org/report

Please see “events” calendar for all scheduled program sessions.

Please see “events” calendar for all scheduled program sessions, events and other scheduled XCBC activities.

FAQs

  • Q: Cold weather cutoff? A: -15 air temp -18 wind-chill
  • Q: If a session is cancelled? A: An email will be sent out by noon the day of the lesson.

What Member’s Say

When you really think about it, this is almost the “ideal” program in so many ways. It is local and convenient. It is a “no stress” introduction to a sport that promotes fitness and health for life. It offers competitive opportunities to those who so desire. Finally it happens in a beautiful outdoor environment. I believe there are many sports clubs who seek to fulfill one of these goals, but very few who attempt to fulfill all of them. We are so fortunate to have XCBC in our backyard!
Greg Morris, Coach
Let me say something. You have an amazing team with awesome support. They really helped me this weekend. This is what I call an “extra mile” in customer relationship. So I give 8 stars for the program theme and if I could, I’d give 10 stars for support.
Carrie, Calgary

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10 mins west from Bragg Creek Hamlet.

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