Sunday, December 16

Cross-country Skiing Lessons

Arrowhead Provincial Park has a great network of cross-country ski trails for a variety of skill levels, groomed for both nordic-style and skate-style skiing. Plus they rent skis if you don't have your own. It's a challenging sport, though, and can be a lot of work if you don't know what you're doing out there. Happily, we recently heard about a couple offering cross-country skiing lessons in the park.

Dan and Joan of Ski For Life have been teaching for years and frequently offer courses at Arrowhead Park. They are currently promoting classes on December 29th and 30th but have dates available throughout the winter. Here's the info from them:

Our first Northern Getaway Lesson of the year -- all equipment supplied.
Beginners, novices or those brushing up on long forgotten skills are all welcome. 
The lesson starts with preliminary info and outfitting, followed by instruction and trail skiing. Full-day lessons include a rest break in the warming hut for a half hour or so right at Arrowhead (bring a small packed lunch). On half-day lessons, eat a light lunch before arriving. The park trail fee for each adult skier, including ourselves, is $11. 
Date: Saturday December 29
Time: 9:30am till 3pm
Location: Arrowhead Provincial Park
Lesson Fee: $40/person
Park Admission Fee: $11/person
Date: Sunday December 30
Time: noon till 3:30pm
Location: Arrowhead Provincial Park
Lesson Fee: $40/person
Park Admission Fee: $11/person 

Contact Dan and Joan at Ski For Life directly to book your lesson or enquire about lesson dates.

If you're staying here at Fern Glen Inn, you know we'll start your morning with a hearty healthy breakfast to sustain you on the trails!

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