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Lessons, Tours & Clinics

Nordic Ski Lessons and Snowshoe Tours

Whether its your first time on snow, or you enjoy our trails every week, a private lesson or tour with one of Frisco Nordic Center’s skilled instructors offers optimal attention to your specific needs.The Frisco Nordic Center only offers private lessons and tours, rather than group lessons where unrelated participants of varying levels are put together at random.

  • A full-day trail pass is included in all lesson and tour prices.
  • Rental equipment is not included.
  • Consider buying a Lesson Punch Pass if you would like to build your skills throughout the season. Lesson Punch Passes include four lessons and are $260 (this reflects a $10 savings per lesson). The lessons are fully customized to your skill level and desired technique. They are non-transferable and must be used by the same skier. Lesson punch passes are good for one year from the purchase date.
  • There are two sessions available at each time listed below.
  • Please plan on arriving at least a half hour prior to your scheduled lesson/tour if you will be renting equipment as wait times could be longer than usual.
  • Spanish speaking guide available by reservation on Fridays and Saturdays

What is the Difference Between Nordic Skiing and Cross Country Skiing?

The terms “Nordic skiing” and “cross country skiing” are often used interchangeably. Classic and skate are two different techniques under the Nordic skiing umbrella.

Beginners should opt for a classic ski lesson in order to build a strong foundation for all other techniques.

Learning the basics of skate skiing is typically a multi-lesson process. Skate skiers should have good balance and be physically fit.

Off-track skiing lessons are fundamentally classic technique but are geared for people who have wider skis and would like to learn how to ski off of the groomed trails.

Please note that Frisco Nordic Center is not a downhill ski resort. There are no lifts, we do not teach downhill skiing or snowboarding, and downhill and/or snowboarding equipment is not suitable for our trails.***

Nordic Ski Lessons

Private ski lessons provide a friendly learning environment to learn the basic fundamentals of the sport or focus on your personal goals, while our instructors provide you with the skills and drills to take your ski technique to the next level.

All of the lessons at the Frisco Nordic Center are private and are tailored to your individual needs. Classic, skate, or off-track options are available. Please indicate your preference when making a reservation.

Guided Snowshoe Tours

Guided snowshoe tours are a great way to enjoy a stroll through the meadows and woods of the Frisco Nordic Center. Guides will lead the way, share local history, and fun facts about flora and fauna.

Participants should be prepared for winter conditions and dress in layers to keep comfortable. Hats and warm gloves/mittens are a must. Please wear mid-weight or winter-weight boots that are at least above the ankle in height.

Ski and Snowshoe Rentals

Skate ski, classic cross country ski, and snowshoe rentals are also available at the Frisco Nordic Center.

Frisco Nordic Center

970-668-2570
Nordic@townoffrisco.com

Physical Address

616 Recreation Way
Frisco, CO 80443

Hours

The Frisco Nordic Center is open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Website

FriscoNordic.com

Mailing Address

PO Box 4100
Frisco, CO 80443

Times and Rates

2022/2023 Lessons

Private Nordic Ski Lessons and Ski or Snowshoe ToursLesson TimeGroup SizePrice per person
Private Ski Lesson or Snowshoe or Ski Tour10:00am-11:15am

12:00pm-1:15pm

2:00pm-3:15pm
Up to 10 people$75 per person

or

$60 per person for groups of 5 or more
Four Lesson Punch Pass$260 per person

Participants must be 6 or older for lessons. Registration is recommended for all lessons. Please note that lessons are unavailable during special events that are hosted at the Frisco Nordic Center.

If you would like to book more than 1 person in a private lesson, please call 970-668-2570.

Cancelation Policy: Reservations must be canceled by 1:00pm the day before your lesson/tour in order to avoid a $10/per person cancelation fee. You must call to cancel your reservation before the scheduled start time of your lesson/tour. No-call, no-shows will not be refunded. Reservations are for the specific date/time reserved. We are often fully booked but are happy to move reservations to another day if availability allows and the request is placed prior to the scheduled lesson/tour.

Nordic Ski Lesson and Snowshoe Tour registration is now open for the 2022/23 winter season. Nordic ski lessons will start on Friday, November 25, 2022, snow conditions permitting. Snowshoe tours will start when enough snow covers the trails.

Person classic Nordic skiing at the Frisco Nordic Center.
A couple skate skiing at the Frisco Nordic Center.

2023 Clinics

Women’s Skate Ski Clinics

Women’s Skate Ski Clinics are a great way to develop skills, and meet other women who are interested in learning and skiing together. Join our local instructors as they teach the fundamental techniques of skate skiing. 

Participants must have previous ski experience, good balance, and be physically fit. If you are unsure if skate skiing is a good fit for you, consider signing up for a private skate lesson first.

Each clinic meets weekly for four weeks, excluding holidays, with 2 hours of instruction each day. 2 instructors per clinic, max 20 participants.

Clinic days may not be switched to make up for missed sessions and there are no discounts provided. If you are unable to make all four days please consider taking private lessons instead as instruction is progressive throughout the clinic.

Rental equipment is included in the registration fee.  Trail passes are included in the clinic fee for non-season pass holders and a corresponding discount is reflected in the season pass holder clinic pricing.

Refund policy: In order to receive a full refund, you must cancel at least seven days from the start of your session. Any cancelations made after that time will not receive a refund.

SessionDatesTimeFeeImportant Details
Women’s Monday Beginner
Skate Ski Clinic – Session I
January 2, 9, 23, 30, 202310:00am-12:00pm$150 for season pass holders
$200 for non-season pass holders
No class on January 16
Women’s Thursday Intermediate
Skate Ski Clinic – Session I
January 5, 12, 19,
26, 2023
10:00am-12:00pm$150 for season pass holders
$200 for non-season pass holders
Women’s Monday Beginner
Skate Ski Clinic – Session II
February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 202310:00am-12:00pm$150 for season pass holders
$200 for non-season pass holders
No class on February 20
Women’s Thursday Intermediate
Skate Ski Clinic – Session II
February 2, 9, 16, 23, 202310:00am-12:00pm$150 for season pass holders
$200 for non-season pass holders

2023 skate ski clinic registration is now open

Co-ed Skate Ski Clinics

Co-ed Skate Ski Clinics are a great way to develop skills, and meet other people who are interested in learning and skiing together. Join our local instructors as they teach the fundamental techniques of skate skiing.

Participants must have previous ski experience, good balance, and be physically fit. If you are unsure if skate skiing is a good fit for you, consider signing up for a private skate lesson first.

Each clinic meets weekly for four weeks, excluding holidays, with 2 hours of instruction each day. 2 instructors per clinic, max 20 participants.

Clinic days may not be switched to make up for missed sessions and no discount is provided. If you are unable to make all four days please consider taking private lessons instead as instruction is progressive throughout the clinic.

Rental equipment is included in the registration fee.  Trail passes are included in the clinic fee for non-season pass holders and a corresponding discount is reflected in the season pass holder clinic pricing.

Refund policy:  In order to receive a full refund, you must cancel at least seven days from the start of your clinic.  Any cancelations made after that time will not receive a refund.

SessionDatesTimeFee
Tuesday Beginner
Skate Ski Clinic – Session I
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 202310:00am-12:00pm$150 for season pass holders
$200 for non-season pass holders
Wednesday Intermediate
Skate Ski Clinic – Session I
January 4, 11, 18, 25, 202310:00am-12:00pm$150 for season pass holders
$200 for non-season pass holders
Tuesday Beginner
Skate Ski Clinic – Session II
January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 202310:00am-12:00pm$150 for season pass holders
$200 for non-season pass holders
Wednesday Intermediate
Skate Ski Clinic – Session II
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 202310:00am-12:00pm$150 for season pass holders
$200 for non-season pass holders
Wednesday Intermediate
Skate Ski Clinic – Session III
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 202310:00am-12:00pm$150 for season pass holders
$200 for non-season pass holders
2023 Skate Clinic Registration is Open!

SKATE SKIER ABILITY GUIDELINES

Beginner Skate Skier:

  • is comfortable skiing on classic cross-country skis or has extensive alpine ski experience
  • has good balance and is comfortable balancing on one leg at a time
  • is physically fit
  • knows how to stop using a wedge
  • knows how to get up from falls
  • is comfortable skiing without poles

Intermediate Skate Skier:

  • has previously attended a Beginner Skate Clinic or otherwise has previous experience skate skiing
  • meets all “Beginner Skate Skier” criteria
  • is comfortable balancing and gliding on one ski
  • is familiar with V1 and V2 technique but needs to keep fine tuning
  • wants to learn to link techniques through varying terrain
  • can ski up inclines but may have trouble making it all the way to the top of the hill
  • can ski down hills safely and in control but may not be comfortable adding speed by skating downhill or skating around turns

Advanced Skate Skier: (this skier is best suited to join the Masters program or to sign up for private lessons to keep fine-tuning their skills)

  • confident skier
  • knows all skate techniques
  • wants to refine existing skills to ski through terrain more efficiently
  • has stamina to ski without stopping for at least half an hour
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