Cross Country Skiing Lessons in the Adirondacks

There’s no better place to learn the sport of cross country skiing than here at Lapland Lake in the Adirondacks! Our Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) certified Ski School offers quality instruction to everyone from the very first-timer to racers seeking to refine technique.

Lapland Lake has spent years assembling what we feel is one of the best group of professional cross country ski instructors around, and we are fortunate to have them with us! Our 15 job-sharing PSIA-certified instructors have 115 years of combined teaching experience among them, an average of more than 7 years per person, with all of those years right here at Lapland Lake! They are superb skiers, patient, dedicated, excellent communicators and, quite simply, nice folks! They’ll have you on your way in no time at all!

All adult lesson participants receive a Skier Achievement Card that your instructor will use at the end of the lesson to provide individual feedback regarding skills you have accomplished and which skills are yet to be mastered. By displaying the Skier Achievement Card at our Kuuma Feeding Station, you will receive one free hot coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Lesson Schedules & Pricing

If you need rental equipment, we recommend that you sign up for our money-saving “Ski-Like-A-Finn” Lesson Package. This package offers a savings off items purchased individually and includes your full-day facility use pass, a full-hour lesson and rental equipment for the entire day. Our packages are reasonably priced at $59 for adults, $50 for youth (ages 12-17) and $38 for juniors (ages 5-11).

Ski rental equipment may be exchanged one-time per day for either snowshoes, a tube, or ice skates at no additional cost (highest rental rate prevails). By taking advantage of this offer, you may enjoy two activities for the price of one!

Weekend & Holiday Lesson Schedule (Rates do not include facility use passes or rentals)

9-10am Private Lessons for Adults & Juniors $50.00 ($25 each additional person)
10-11am Introduction to Skate Skiing $25.00/person
10-11am Private Lesson $50.00 ($25 each additional person)
11:15am-12:15pm Private Lesson $50.00 ($25 each additional person)
11:15am-12:15pm Beginner Classic $25.00/person
11:15am-12:15 Lapland Lake Lemmings Kids’ Club! (Classic) (ages 5-11) $25.00/person
1-2pm Private Lesson $50.00 ($25 each additional person)
1-2pm Beginner Classic $25.00/person
1-2pm Lapland Lake Youth/Junior Skate Club! (ages 8-14) $25.00/person
2:15-3:45pm Kids’ Reindeer Rally Fun on Skis! $15.00/child
2:15-3:15pm Private Lessons for Adults & Juniors $50.00 ($25 each additional person)
3:15-4:15pm Private Lessons for Adults & Juniors $50.00 ($25 each additional person)

 

Monday-Friday (non-holiday) Lesson Schedule (Rates do not include facility use passes or rentals)

10-11 Private lessons for Adults & Juniors $50.00 ($25 each additional person)
11-Noon Beginner Classic $25.00/person
1-2pm Intro to Skate Skiing $25.00/person
2-3 Private Lessons for Adults & Juniors $50.00 ($25 each additional person)
Learn To Ski Package

“SKI-LIKE-A-FINN” CLASSIC OR SKATE STYLE PACKAGE!

Save $$$ with our popular Learn to Ski Lesson Package! Includes day-long facility use pass, classic rental package and hour-long group lesson. Only $59 for adults, $50 for youth (ages 12-17) and $38 for juniors (ages 5-11)! Add $5 for skate packages. If you are a first-timer, this is the perfect option for you!

Kids' Club & Reindeer Rally

Cross Country Skiing for Kids | Lessons for Ages 5-11

FABULOUSLY FUN KIDS’ CLUBS!

Our popular Lemmings Kids’ Club offers a full hour of instruction with our kid-friendly, PSIA certified instructors. Focus will be on striding, classic technique specifically geared to children from age 5 – 11.

For children age 8-14, the fun and fast skate technique will be addressed in the Youth/Junior Skate Club.

Lemmings Kids’ Club meets weekends and holidays at 11:15am.  Youth/Junior Skate Club  meets weekends and holidays at 1pm and each runs concurrently with an adult  Beginner Classic lesson so everyone in the family can learn to ski simultaneously! $25 per child.

LAPLAND LAKE’S AMAZING REINDEER RALLY FUN ON SKIS!

Our amazing Reindeer Rally program offers games on skis! Guaranteed Fun! Geared to kids of all abilities from ages 5 – 11.

Kids play on-ski games such as the ever popular Lapland Lake Broomball.
Your child will have a blast, and without even knowing it, will be learning lifelong ski skills!

Parents are encouraged to join in the fun. Or, if you prefer, you may take this opportunity to enjoy adult ski time knowing your child or children are well-supervised and having the time of their lives!

Cost for the 1-1/2 hour Reindeer Rally is just $15.

Season pass holders may purchase a season-long Reindeer Rally Pass for unlimited program access for just $60!

Our Reindeer Rally meets weekends and holidays from 2:15 – 3:45pm.  Please note: We need a minimum of three participants for each Reindeer Rally.

RENTAL GEAR EXCHANGE

Ski rental equipment may be exchanged one-time per day for another piece of equipment (snowshoes, tube, ice-skates) at no additional cost (highest rental rate prevails). By taking advantage of this offer, you may enjoy two activities for the price of one!

YOUR KIDS CAN SKI, TUBE, SNOWSHOE & ICE-SKATE ALL SEASON LONG!

All children in your family ages 17 and under are included when at least one parent or legal guardian purchases a 2017-18 Lapland Lake Family Season Pass Membership!

Benefits Include: Skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and ice-skating whenever facilities are open to the public
10% off purchases made in the “Finnish Line” Ski Shop season-long (valid on individual items valued at $10 or more; discounted items excluded.)

Intro to Skate Skiing

Introduction to Skate Skiing!

Fast and fun! Lapland Lake’s instructors are always pleased to introduce skiers to this exciting cross country skiing technique. We’ll show you the basics of skate skiing and help you understand the dynamics of propulsion, weight transfer, timing and pole usage. Participants should be in good condition with some upper body strength and have had some prior experience with classic skiing including snowplow technique or have had alpine or roller blade experience. Skate skiing equipment is required.

Offered Monday through Friday at 1:00pm; weekends and holidays at 10am. $25 per person.

Ski-Like-A-Finn Lesson Package: $62 for adults and $55 for ages 12-17. Package includes full-day facility use pass, skate rental package and hour-long group lesson.

Classic Beginner

Classic – Beginner

You’ll be pleased to learn how simple, fun and rewarding cross country skiing can be! Beginner Classic is appropriate for first-timers. This class focuses on proper classic technique including basic stride-and-glide, falling down and getting back up, proper pole positioning, skiing downhill, speed control and slowing down, and slowing down.

Offered weekends and holidays at 11:15am and 1pm and non-holiday weekdays at 11am. $25 per person.

Ski-Like-A-Finn Lesson Package: $57 adults, $50 ages 12-17 – includes full-day facility use pass, ski rental package and hour-long group lesson. Ski rental equipment may be exchanged one-time per day for either snowshoes, a tube or ice skates at no additional cost (highest rental rate prevails). By taking advantage of this offer, you may enjoy two activities for the price of one!

Private Ski & Wax Lessons

Private Ski & Wax Lessons

Private classic and skate lessons are offered daily to children, to first-timers and to more advanced skiers seeking to improve and refine their technique. One-on-one instruction is the very best way to improve your skills, and our instructors are trained to focus on your specific needs. Cost is $50 for a full hour; $25 for each additional person. When more than one person is in a private lesson, each participant should be of similar ability seeking to learn the same skills.

Private wax lessons offered by members of our instructional staff are available to help skiers of every ability learn to care for their waxless and waxable skis, classic and skate techniques. Your gear will be much more fun to use when it is properly maintained. Advance reservations are required for these lessons. Cost is $50 for a full hour; $25 for each additional person.

Lapland Ladies Love to Ski!

LESSON PACKAGE: LAPLAND LADIES LOVE TO SKI!

These incredibly popular, fun programs are exclusively for women, taught by women. Join us!

From 9:30am – 2:30pm first-timer through intermediate level female skiers, grouped by ability, will receive instruction in classic technique, enjoy lunch with an equipment & clothing discussion, participate in a social group ski and group wrap-up with hot beverage at the end of the day. The programs are led by Lapland Lake’s PSIA-certified instructors Sherry Dixon, Susan Henriksson, & Terry Ross.

Cost for each five-hour program is $60 including facility use pass, lunch, and discount coupon. Cost of rental equipment, if needed, and tax is additional. Minimum age to participate: 18. To ensure space, please pre-register.

Consider a Lapland Lake Season Pass Membership!

Benefits Include: Skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and ice-skating whenever facilities are open to the public
10% off purchases made in the “Finnish Line” Ski Shop season-long (valid on individual items valued at $10 or more; discounted items excluded.)

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