Ski Lessons

MadNorSki has the mission to share the passion of cross country skiing with others – “Cross Country Skiing for Everyone!” During the winter and now the summer, club members volunteer to give lessons to our community.  We were excited to be able to offer group adult cross country ski lessons again this winter 2021-22, after a year hiatus because of Covid. We also have linked below some helpful videos for you to watch as well!

Winter Adult Group Lessons (Winter 2022-23)

One hour group lessons for adults will be offered during January and February on the dates below at Elver Park.  Skiers need to have their own cross country ski equipment or rent equipment for the lesson. These lessons are free and sign up links will open to the public on the Tuesday morning the week before the lesson.

When you sign up, you will need to pick what type of lesson you are interested in: beginner classic, intermediate classic, beginner skate, or intermediate skate. Lessons are dependent on good snow conditions and may need to be cancelled. Any cancelation will be done 24 hours before lesson. Please check here for updates.  Please only sign up if you are confident you will be able to attend. We look forward to skiing with you!

Adult lessons are free, however if you are able to contribute, we encourage a $10 per lesson donation to help MadNorSki support cross country skiing in the area through grooming, snow making, social events, youth programs and more.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2023 Lesson  

  • Where: Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Dates: Thursday, January 4
  • Cost: Free
  • REGISTER HERE (coming soon)

Thursday, Jan 12, 2023 Lesson

  • Where: Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Dates: Thursday, January 12
  • Cost: Free*
  • REGISTER HERE (coming soon)

Thursday, Jan 19, 2023 Lesson

  • Where: Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Dates: Thursday, January 19
  • Cost: Fre
  • REGISTER HERE (coming soon)

Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 Lesson

  • Where: Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Dates: Thursday, Feb 2
  • Cost: Free
  • REGISTER HERE (coming soon)

 

Recommend YouTube Videos from PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America)

We hope you find these videos helpful!

 

 

Rollerski Try It! Adult Group Lessons

One hour introduction to skate or classic rollerskiing group lessons for adults will be offered for the first time!  Skiers need to have their own nnn binding ski boots and may borrow rollerskis from the club. These lessons are free and sign up links will open to the public on the Tuesday morning the week before the lesson. When you sign up, you will need to pick what type of lesson you are interested in: intro classic or intro skate. Lessons are dependent on weather conditions and may need to be cancelled. Any cancelation will be done 6 hours before lesson. Please check here for updates.  Please only sign up if you are confident you will be able to attend. We look forward to skiing with you!  Must be a Madnorski member to register for these classes.

Monday, June 27, 2022 Lesson  

 

Monday, July 18, 2022 Lesson  

 

Monday, August 22, 2022 Lesson  

 

Monday, September 26, 2022 Lesson  

 

Rollerski rentals:  Fall season rental is $50!  Classic or Skate with NNN bindings. Madnorski members only.  The lesson groups will likely stay on the Lower Yahara River Trail that does not require a pass. For use of the Capital City Trail and the Military Ridge Trail a State Trail Pass is required for all people 16 and older and may be purchased online. Thanks!

Please be sure to bring your ski boots, poles, and a bike helmet to the lesson. A pair of lightweight bike gloves with fingers, and knee pads can be helpful when you are starting. We will have some pairs of knee pads available. For rollerskiing on pavement long term, you will want to purchase a set of rollerski ferrules. Asphalt will tear apart snow baskets in a short time!! You may purchase ferrules online at EnjoyWinter or Pioneer Midwest. Here is a video on how to take off your snow baskets and put on the ferrules: Switch out snow baskets