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About the Adult Ski & Masters Program

KNC has adult programs for a diversity of skiers, whether you are learning to ski, hoping to stay active, or pursuing race ambitions.


This season, KNC is offering the following:

  1. Fall Dryland Training (Monday & Wednesday evenings)

  2. A 10-week Wednesday night ski group, with two options: one focused on structured workouts for racing (Masters Training Group) and a less-structured social group

  3. 4-week Adult Ski Programs, day and evening in January and February

  4. Skill specific clinics throughout the season (second Saturday of each month)

Masters Fall Dryland Training

Eight weeks of dryland training will focus on strength, core and ski-specific movement. We will utilize the KNC gym to develop strength, trails for ski bounding, and the lodge to provide adequate space for all participants. This year a simple online course will be included so that if a session is missed, participants can progress at home. No experience is necessary. There are sessions provided on Mondays and Wednesdays. Choose both for maximum benefit.

  • Wednesday Sessions: Led by kinesiologist and strength and conditioning coach Shenoa Runge, the 8-week program would follow two 4-week phases:

    • Strength and motor control with some mobility and pre-hab work for foot, ankle, knee and pelvic control/single leg stance competency

    • Strength and power with landing/force absorption drills, building into some velocity and plyo work (variations offered for those who want "lower impact")

  • Monday Sessions: Led by Heather Lamson, CANSI III Instructor and strength and conditioning coach. Focus on XC ski-specific strength and movement. Progression of speed, power, higher loading in the gym and sessions on the trails to prep the body for ski season.


Time: 5:30-6:45 pm

Dates: Oct 3/5, 2022 to Nov 21/23, 2022

Masters Training & Social Ski Group

For intermediate and advanced skiers we have a 10-week program (or 5 if you only do one technique), alternating skate (week 1) and classic (week 2) running 6:00 - 7:15 pm from Dec. 14 to Feb. 22 with 2 options:


  1. A social ski led by a different Cansi instructor each week and focused on having fun. Mixed abilities and skill levels wanting a group ski with a few tips. Skate and Classic Techniques will alternate. Sign up for both skate and classic for $80 or just one (biweekly) for $50.

  2. The Masters Training Group will focus on structured workouts to build race-ready fitness and skills. This 10-week program will mainly be led by Cansi Level 3 Instructors. Sign up for both skate and classic for $125 or just one (biweekly) for $75.


Both groups will meet in the lodge for après-ski socialization.

Adult Ski Lessons

This season there will be two sets of sessions (Jan. and Feb.). Each set will run for 4 weeks. The first session of the set will be 1.5 hours and the others 1 hour. Registration closes at 10:00 pm two days before each program starts.


Après-ski drinks and snacks are back for our adult programs!

  • Evening classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:30 pm).

  • Daytime classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays (1:30 pm).

Saturday Morning Clinics

On the second Saturday of December, January and February we will offer skill-specific clinics from 10:00 - 11:30 am.


  1. December 10 - Hills: Ups and downs, become more confident at whatever level you are.

  2. January 14 -Video Analysis: Video analysis is a powerful tool to identify areas of success and improvement. Instructors will take video using your phone and go over a few tips for you to work on.

  3. February 11 - Skill Development: Classic or skate, you chose. More details on specifics to come.

Registration for the 2022/23 season is now closed.

Our instructors are certified Level 1,2 and 3 Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) and/or Certified NCCP Coaches.


Heather Lamson - Program Coordinator


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