ALL ages and skill level WELCOME
Beginner to advanced lessons
Improve your technique, efficiency and confidence
Skating and Classic Techniques
Meet Other Skiers
We have a great team here at Otway who love to share the passion of Nordic Skiing. Whether it is your first time, or your 100th+, classic and skating lessons are available in private, semi private or group settings. We can tailor lessons to your particular needs and to fit your schedule. All of our instructors are members of the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI)
All prices subject to GST - Sign up and pay for all CANSI Lessons at Otway Nordic Centre.
Contact us for a private lesson, offered by request (with at least 24 hours notice) and based on instructor availability. Prices do not include rentals or day passes.
Private (one hour) $50.00
Semi-Private $70.00 ($35.00 per person)
Group/Family $30.00 per person
For larger groups, contact Contact Carolyn, Ski School Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
New to Otway? Check out our Intro Deals! We offer one time introductory packages for private lessons or families.
Classic ski rentals and a
One hour classic lesson/tour.
Price: $50.00 per person or $99.00 per family (2 Adults / 2 kids)
Just in time for Iceman. Sunday January 29 930-1130am
Doing the Iceman Skate on February 12? Hoping to finish feeling slightly fresh instead of bagged?
Improve your balance, glide, efficiency and get a few tips to avoid bogging down on the hills. We will ski this years' course and speak to the techniques that you will use along the way. Improve your free skate, two skate, one skate and offset. For beginner to experienced skate skiers. Guys with Doug, gals with Carolyn.
Iceman Deal! $30 per person. Sign up with Carolyn at the office.
Monday Evening Group Lessons - Three lessons
January 16, 23, 30 2017 7-8:30pm
Sessions cancelled due to cold weather will be made up after the last lesson date. (see cold weather policy below)
Classic or Skate, Beginner to Experienced.
Learning together in a group setting. Fun, social, educational. We will build your technique in steps so "homework" is mandatory!
4.5 hours total
Monday Night Lessons Cold Weather Policy for lesson cancellation:
If the temperature is -13.0 or colder at 4:30pm Monday afternoon the Monday Night session will be cancelled.
For consistent temperature verification, please use the Stride and Glide weather station in the header of the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club Website.
Wednesday Mornings 10:00 - 11:30am with Kathy
three sessions $90.00
Want to learn to ski but would rather ski in the daylight? Whether you have a little bit of experience under your belt, or brand new to cross-country skiing, you will learn the basics of the sport while skiing the beginner trails.
Enjoy a lesson while your child is in lessons too!
Tuesday evenings (6:15pm-7:15pm)
or Saturday mornings (10:45am-11:45am)
Three Sessions of Classic or Skating
Dates dependant on instructor availability and registration numbers.
Thursday evenings drop in January 5 to February 23. 6:30-8:00pm
CANSI Instructors: Adrianne Johnston and Carolyn Thorp
For more information or to book a lesson contact: Carolyn
If you're an avid skier that loves to get out on the trails and help others learn how to ski, we have a position for you! SKI SCHOOL instructors are paid an hourly wage and hours are flexible throughout the winter. It is imperative that all SKI SCHOOL instructors be at least CANSI Level 1 certified and that their membership is up to date. If you are interested in attaining your CANSI certification or have any questions please contact Carolyn, Ski School Coordinator, at email@example.com
CANSI Level 1 - Introduction to Ski Instruction (2 days) Sunday December 18, Monday and Tuesday December 19, 20 5-9pm, 2016. Bruce Bennett facilitator.
CANSI Level 1 instructors are taught an introduction to ski instruction in the fundamental techniques of both classic and skate skiing. Once they have passed the course they are certified to teach novice skiers. This national designation is needed before an instructor can teach with the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club Ski School. Contact Carolyn if you need more details.
CANSI Level 1 – Recertification
Recertification is required a minimum of once every three years. You are reminded that in order to teach as part of the CNSC Ski School and be covered by our insurance, your CANSI courses/fees must be kept up to date. If you are unsure as to the status of your CANSI membership, please visit the CANSI website at http://www.cansi.ca or contact Pacific CANSI office at pacific@CANSI.ca and ask for an update on your status.