KNC SKI LESSON PROGRAM 

About the KNC Lesson Program

There are so many reasons to take a cross country ski lesson whether it’s your first time on skis or your thousandth. If you want to learn to ski, overcome your fear of hills, improve your skills or are looking to take your technique to the next level our enthusiastic Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) certified instructors are keen to help you. Instruction can make skiing easier and more fun, enabling you to ski further and faster. We offer lessons in classic and skate skiing techniques from early December until mid-March.

Lessons & Details

PRIVATE, SEMI-PRIVATE & SMALL GROUP LESSONS

Rates:

  • Private: $50/hr​

  • Semi-private: $70/hr (2 people)​

  • Group: $25/person for 1 hr lesson (3-5 people)

Registration & Payment:

For private, semi-private or small group lessons click on the Bookings button below. Rates do not include KNC trail fees. Find our trail and member fees here >>>

 

Important information to read before your class:

  • Lessons must be booked online and paid for at the kiosk before your lesson. 

  • Pay your trail fee of $15/day if you are not a current Kimberley Nordic Club member.

  • Be ready, with your skis waxed, or rentals organized.​

  • Be prepared for the weather (toque, mittens, jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.).​

  • Your instructor may contact you to reschedule your class in the event of bad weather or snow conditions. ​

WAXING LESSONS

If you're interested in learning how to wax your skis for classic skis, skate skis, or both, we offer waxing lessons at the same rate, $50/one hour lesson, or a quick 1/2-hour lesson for $25.​

Instructors


Only lessons organized through KNC and taught by these instructors are allowed at KNC. Trail passes and memberships may be revoked for unauthorized lessons at KNC. 

Bobbie Seifried

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I was born and raised in Kimberley and grew up alpine and Nordic skiing. As a cross country instructor of 4 years I love seeing the improvement and progression of skiers. I am a CANSI Level II instructor and enjoy teaching all levels of skiers. See you on the trails! 

Corrinne de Zoete

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After 30 years of teaching cross country skiing, I am still thrilled when a student conquers that “scary” hill, or goes further than ever before. I am a CANSI Level II instructor and have taught on lakes, golf courses, and bush roads and now at Kimberley Nordic Club.

Heather Lamson

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I have been a Cansi Instructor since 2008 and taught at a number of ski clubs throughout BC prior to settling in Kimberley in 2012. I have taught with the Adult Ski Program, and teach dryland and strength training specific to cross country skiing. I love teaching all levels!

Delia Christianson

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I love everything about cross-country skiing! I’ve been skiing and teaching for many years and I am a CANSI Level II instructor teaching both skate and classic technique at all levels. Kimberley is the place to be and the KNC is the place to learn how to ski!

Veronica Paauw

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I have been a member of the Kimberley Nordic Club since the 1980s. After retiring I decided to take my learning to a new level and become an instructor. I love helping others become better skiers! Nordic skiing can be a lifelong activity and is good for us in so many ways.

Yvonne Keyzer

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Nordic skiing is one of my passions and I love sharing this excitement with others. I am a CANSI Level II instructor, teaching both classic and skate techniques in the Adult Ski Program. I look forward to working with individuals and smaller groups to help people “kick it up a notch.”

Lori Craig

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I love to ski as much as I love to help others find joy in Nordic Skiing. KNC was a big draw for my family when we moved here 4 years ago. I believe the skills I acquired through work as an Occupational Therapist compliment my skills as an instructor.

Jeannie MacDonald

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I started coaching Jackrabbits in 1998, and I still love seeing people of all ages get comfortable on skis. To me, cross-country skiing is the best way to enjoy winter and is a true “Sport for Life.”