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Lessons at KNC

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.

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Private Lessons

The Kimberley Nordic Club is excited to offer private lessons for both classic and skate skiing. Private lessons are for one to two people. 

Rates are $53/hour or $78/hour for two people.


Group Lessons

The Kimberley Nordic Club offers group ski lessons for both classic and skate skiing. Group lessons can be booked with 3 to 5 participants. 

Rates are $28/hour per person.


Waxing Lessons

Waxed skis are fast skis. KNC offers lessons if you're interested in learning how to wax your skis for classic skis, skate skis, or both!

Rates are $53/hour

KNC 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


I was born and raised in Kimberley and grew up alpine and Nordic skiing. As a cross country instructor of 6 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


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


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


I love everything about cross-country skiing! I’ve been skiing and teaching for many years and I am a CANSI Level III 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!

Nicole Perrin


I grew up on the Kimberley Nordic trails and I’m passionate about sharing my love for being on snow! No matter your skill level, be it just starting out, looking to refine your technique, or anything in between, I’m here to help you. I’ve been coaching and teaching across BC for 5 years. 

Mike Brewster

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As a kid I learned to cross-country ski in the Gatineau Hills back in the days of pine tar bases and three pin bindings.  I left that behind for many fun years of alpine skiing and back country ski touring.  As a “mature” adult I returned to classic skiing and also picked up skate skiing.

Tara Szkorupa

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I first joined the Master’s program at KNC when I moved to Cranbrook in 2002, and I
have been hooked ever since! I took lessons for many years and then started instructing in 2017. I’m a level 2 CANSI instructor and love teaching all levels and learning from my students! Seeing all the happy faces and chatting with people on the trails is my favorite part of skiing.

Veronica Paauw


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


Nordic skiing is one of my passions and I love sharing this excitement with others. I am a CANSI Level III 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


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.”

Cassidy van Rensen


I started teaching Nordic skiing in 2010 and want to help others become confident skiers and gain a lifelong love of gliding on snow. I moved to Kimberley in 2016, and the Kimberley Nordic Club has become my second home!

Logan Olinger

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Growing up in Canmore I started Nordic skiing from the age of 3 and have been teaching since 2006 in a variety of settings. I have coached and instructed all ages in Canmore, Calgary and here in Kimberley. I embrace the philosophy that "skiing is living" and love to share my passion for the sport with everyone I can.

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Important information to read before your class:

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

  • Purchase your trail pass 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. ​

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