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Recreational Ski (REC) – Program Information:
ages 90-17 (1 night/week)





(including NC/NA and XCBC club membership fees)

Fridays 5-6:30pm

Dec 2-March 10 (11 Classes)

No Classes Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 24, March 3

Location: West Bragg Creek Trails

The recreational ski program is designed for the skier aged 9-18 who does not wish to focus on racing, but enjoys being outdoors, having fun on skis and wishes to improve on classic technique. This program will encompass all non-race skiers and will focus on classic ski technique with skill development but without racing. Program goals include: improved fitness, classic skill technique improvement, increased balance, agility & speed. This program aims to foster a lifelong love of skiing and solid techniques that will serve the skier long after the program is completed.


Groups will be split into cohesive skill/age level training groups, and will not be based on age/friends. If children under age 9 wish to ski recreational, please register them in the bunnies (age 5) or the jackrabbit (age 6-9) programs.

Please have ski equipment ready and waxed for these sessions before the start of classes. Arrive 15 mins early to prepare. Classic ski gear is required. Please see parent handbook for more information

Cold weather cut-off is -20C ambient temperature.

Classes subject to cancellation due to risky/changing weather conditions at coach discretion. Make up classes will not provided. Please consult parent handbook for more information.

*NC/NA fees are mandatory fees paid annually and are a regular part of all nordic ski programs. They have been included in the cost structure this year to give parents the complete fee for participation, and not just XCBC program fees.

Days & Times

Information on class days and times.


Fri 5-6:30pm, Nov 29, 2019 – Mar 6, 2020 (12 sessions)

no classes Dec 27, Jan 3, Feb 21, Feb 28 (AYC)

Program Costs

Costs for season with Learn to Train.


$150 (price increase to $180 after Oct 31)
+ 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.


  • 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