Trail Kids & Nordic Kids (ages 7-11)


Madnorski Juniors and Trail Kids Summer of 2021

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Trail Kids Learn-to-Rollerski 

A progressive program for kids ages 9-11 who want to learn to rollerski. Weekly classes will focus on developing rollerski skills–balance, technique, safety, agility, and trail etiquette.  The program will use games and obstacle courses for a fun and engaging experience that can build confidence.  Participants should have experience classic skiing in the winter to enroll in this program.  


Only light weight rollerskis will be used with our Trail Kid rollerskiers.  We recommend a “junior” rollerski.  All skiers must wear helmets. High visibility clothes, light-weight gloves (like bike gloves), elbow and knee pads are a good idea.  When we loose natural sunlight, a headlamp and tail light are REQUIRED.

Rollerskis may be rented from Madnorski. Please note on your registration that you would like to rent rollerskis. Skiers will need to pick up equipment on Monday evening, April 17 for the spring session.  Details will be emailed to participants. If you have your own boots, the team rollerskis primarily use NNN bindings.  If you are considering buying junior rollerskis, please contact Enjoy Winter


Spring Rollerskiing 2023

A 6-week progressive program in skate rollerskiing. Trail kids will primarily use Junior-sized Rollerskis. 




2022-23 Winter Programs

The MadNorSki winter programs for our youngest skiers, Nordic Ski Club (ages 4-6) and Nordic Trail Kids (ages 7-11), are guided by CXC/USSA Certified Level 100 and Level 200 coaches with the assistance of volunteer instructors. The goal of the program is for kids to learn physical literacy on skis and fundamental ski skills. 

Each session will be around 1 hour long and include skill progression, games, and small pod group ski. Each session will have a different focus and will progress in basic skill development.


Nordic Trail Kids (ages 7-11)

Our once-a-week Nordic Kids program for Classic skiing will be offered on Sundays and Mondays for 2023. The times will be in the late afternoon – skiing when there is some daylight!  Skiers will meet their instructors behind the shelter. Participants must have their own classic boots, skis and poles that are fitted to their size and weight.

Monday Sessions:

When: Mondays 4:15-5:15pm (CLASSIC) 
Where: Elver Park, Madison, WI
Season: 8-week session Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20
Cost: $160.00    CLOSED


Sunday Sessions:

When: Sundays 3:30-4:30pm (CLASSIC)
Where: Elver Park, Madison, WI
Season: 8-week session Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
Cost: $160.00       CLOSED


For Trail Kids who can comfortably ski 2K, can manage some hills, and are eager to ski more than one time a week, we have a Monday and Wednesday option and lessons will include introduction to skating!  Participants must have their own classic boots, skis and poles that are fitted to their size and weight. The club has limited skate equipment that can be rented.

Monday & Wednesday Sessions:

When: Mondays 5:30-7pm AND Wednesdays 5:30-7pm (CLASSIC & INTRO TO SKATE)
Where: Elver Park, Madison, WI
Season: 12-week session Nov 30-Mar 1 
Cost: $360.00      CLOSED 

Note: participants or families must have a current 2022-23 Madnorski membership to enroll in youth programs. 

Madnorski will do everything possible to hold programs as planned, but some situations are out of our control like extreme cold weather, and a change of COVID-19 orders from the city or county. Should we need to cancel lessons, there will be NO REFUND of program fees. In the case there is no snow, we will do alternative winter activities like winter scavenger hunts in the woods, broom ball, and other winter games.

If the program you are interested in is full, please consider being adding your name to our waitlist HERE 



  • All skiers and coaches are encouraged to get vaccinated & boosted to protect our community
  • Skiers and coaches may choose to wear a mask when inside the shelter.  Masks are not required outdoors.
  • Any skier or coach experiencing any unusual symptoms cannot attend.
  • We will constantly evaluate our policies and will adjust as needed.


Skill Levels and Goals:

1 – First Steppers, learning to walk on skis, get up off the ground, turn on flats. No poles.
2 – Climbers, Learning to sidestep up gentle hills, glide downhill and pole.
3 – Gliders, Learning to kick and glide, herringbone, snowplow down steeper hills, turn on downhills, pole effectively.
4 – Striders, Learning to ski faster with control up and down steeper hills, double-pole kick and skate turn.
5 – Skaters, Learning to skate without poles. Progressing to V1 and V2-alternate (open field). Needs skating equipment. Not an entry level.
6 – Nordics, Learning V2 and faster skating. Needs skating equipment.

For more information, contact Tamara Bryant at


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