Nordic Lessons

During the core part of the winter season, lessons are available every day at the Nordic Center! One-hour Cross Country lessons start from the lodge five times daily between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Choose a group lesson, or reserve a private lesson for one-on-one instruction.  Sessions longer than one hour include our multi-week performance clinics in skate and classic techniques, offered throughout the season.

Cross Country Skiing is divided into two techniques or styles: Classic (a.k.a. Diagonal Stride) where the skier glides straight-ahead in parallel tracks and Skate (a.k.a. Freestyle) which involves a motion similar to ice-skating or roller-blading.  Telemark is taught from Mt. Bachelor's Alpine side.

Whether you prefer Classic or Skate, our talented Nordic Instructors teach all you need to know in a beautiful fresh air "classroom"!

Our Instructors have extensive backgrounds in Cross Country Skiing: from coaching to racing to decades spent instructing skiers in good technique.  All provide a friendly, positive environment for learning and all are passionate about improving your skiing no matter what level you start at.  Whether your goals are to just get used to those weird "sticks" strapped to your feet, or to blow by your peers in the PPP, our skilled Instructors will get you there!

GROUP LESSONS

Lessons provide one hour of instruction and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Skiers are matched according to age and ability, from never-ever to advanced. Appropriate for ages six and up. Lesson requires valid trail pass. Sign up at the Nordic Center starting at 9:00 a.m. daily.

Lesson Times: TBD

The Lesson Package is designed especially for the beginner, and includes a one-hour Group Lesson, Ski Rental and Trail Pass - an excellent introduction to the sport!


TEEN/ADULT/SENIOR 13 & overYOUTH 12 & under
Lesson Only$50$50
Lesson Package$70$60

PRIVATE LESSONS

Personalized instruction for skiers at any level! One-hour private lessons can be reserved in advance, and you can ask for your favorite instructor. Lesson times are by appointment, please call 1-541-693-0909. Longer sessions are available. Buy in bulk and save; pay for five and get the sixth one free! Lesson requires valid trail pass.


ALL AGES
Lesson Only - 1 Person$80
Lesson Only - 2 to 4 People$140
Lesson Package- Private Lesson, Rental & Trail Pass$100
6-Pack - Six One-Hour Private Lessons$400

ADULT MULTI-WEEK PROGRAMS

MASTERS SKATE SKI SKILLS & FITNESS CLASS WITH DAVE CIESLOWSKI

This program is designed for intermediate to advanced skiers who want to continue improving their technique in Skate Skiing through focused skills development with a secondary focus on fitness. Participants should be proficient in skate skiing and be able to ski for 45 minutes continuously on varied terrain. The program provides highly individualized technique instruction in an active clinic format. Set your goals for this ski season and commit to improving your skills and fitness with Dave in this 12 week program.

About Dave: Dave Cieslowski is a Physical Therapist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning coach. Dave comes from a diverse background in endurance sports, having competed in Nordic Skiing at the collegiate and national level, before transitioning into high level coaching and Exercise Physiology testing. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University in 2011 and has been providing PT services to the US Nordic Combined team since 2014. 


Clinics are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Call 1-541-693-0999 to sign up.

Wednesdays - Dec 14, 21 & 28; Jan 4, 11, 18 & 25; Feb 1, 8, 15 & 22; March 1 & 8 (*class meeting*)

Saturdays - Dec 10, 17, 24 & 31; Jan 7, 14, 21 & 28; Feb 4, 11, 18 & 25

Clinic Only - For Season Passholders$205
Clinic With Trail Pass$240

"SHE'S ON SKIS"

Back by popular demand, “She’s on Skis” returns to the clinic line up for 2016-2017.                                                                                                                                
Designed for advanced-beginner level skiers and up, these six-week Skate Ski Clinics focus on technique fine-tuning, fitness and fun on the ski trails.

“She’s on Skis” is a great way to take your Skate Skiing to the next level, meet other women in the Nordic Skiing Community and get out on the trails for two hours a week. Join us in the Lodge 15 minutes prior to the on-snow start to review the daily curriculum and catch up with friends.


Clinics are offered on select Wednesdays and Saturdays but participants should choose one day per week.
Available Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Available Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session 1 Wednesdays - Jan 4, 11, 18 & 25; Feb 1 & 8
Session 1 Saturdays - Jan 7, 14, 21 & 28; Feb 4 & 11

Session 2 Wednesdays - Feb 15 & 22; March 1, 8, 22 & 29
Session 2 Saturdays - Feb 18 & 25; March 4, 11, 18 & 25


SESSION 1SESSION 2SESSIONS 1 & 2
Clinic Only - For Season Passholders$175$175$305
Clinic and Trail Pass$195$195$340
Clinic, Trail Pass and Demo Ski Rental$260$260$400

"SHE'S ON CLASSIC SKIS"

These two hour classes are for intermediate to advanced level female skiers looking to improve their technique and become more efficient in classic skiing. Emphasis will be on dynamic diagonal stride, improving uphill technique, transitions between the amazing rhythm of smooth classic skiing.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 or Sunday, January 22, 2017. This clinic is offered 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and a trail pass is required.


PRICE
Clinic Only$70

PRE SHE'S ON SKIS

New this winter! Early season single session, She's on Skis Clinics.

The Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center's She's on Skis programs will commence in January this season. these single session Pre She's on Skis Clinics are a great opportunity to get in some hours of instructions in early December. Whether trying out our lessons before committing to a six week program, or just seeking tips to start the season off right, Pre She's on Skis is a great opener to your season. The individual sessions will be two hours in length and will touch on all the aspects of skate skiing, from balance drills without poles to efficiency tips for hill climbing. They also provide a great early season opportunity to meet other women skiers in the community!

The single session Pre She's on Skis, like our She's on Skis programs, are aimed at intermediate to advanced level female skiers. (Beginner Skate Skiers can enroll in our four week Intro programs).

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 and Saturday, December 17, 2016. This clinic is offered 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and a trail pass is required.


PRICE
Clinic Only$70

"BROSKI"

Finally! A four week skate class just for men! These four week sessions are aimed at beginner to intermediate level skiers looking to gain proficiency in the sport. Call 1-541-693-0999 to sign up!

Clinics are offered Sundays 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Session 1 - Jan 8, 15, 22 & 29
Session 2 - February 5, 12, 19 & 26


ONE SESSION
Clinic Only - For Season Passholders$135
Clinic and Trail Pass$155
Clinic, Trail Pass and Demo Ski Rental$175

INTRO TO SKATE SKIING

Ideal for beginner skiers, these clinics offer a four-week progressive introduction Nordic skiing. Sessions available for skate and classic techniques. Call 1-541-693-0999 to sign up!

Session 1 Tuesdays- December 6, 13, 20 & 27
Session 1 Fridays - December 9, 16, 23 & 30
Session 1 Saturdays - December 10, 17, 24 & 31

Session 2 Tuesdays - January 3, 10, 17 & 24
Session 2 Fridays - January 6, 13, 20 & 27
Session 2 Saturdays - January 7, 14, 21 & 28

Session 3 Tuesdays - February 7, 14, 21 & 28
Session 3 Fridays - February 3, 10, 17 & 24
Session 3 Saturdays - February 4, 11, 18 & 25

Session 4 Tuesdays - March 7, 14, 21 & 28
Session 4 Fridays - March 3, 10, 17 & 24
Session 4 Saturdays - March 4, 11, 18 & 25

Clinic Only - For Season Passholders$130
Clinic, Trail Pass and Rental$170

INTRO TO CLASSIC SKIING

Ideal for beginner skiers, these clinics offer a four-week progressive introduction Nordic skiing. Sessions available for skate and classic techniques. Call 1-541-693-0999 to sign up!


Session 1 Fridays - December 9, 16, 23 & 30
Session 1 Sundays - December 4, 11, 18 & January 1

Session 2 Fridays - January 6, 13, 20 & 27
Session 2 Sundays - January 8, 15, 22 & 29


Session 3 Fridays - February 3, 10, 17 & 24
Session 3 Sundays - February 5, 12, 19 & 26

Session 4 Fridays - March 3, 10, 17 & 24
Session 4 Sundays - March 5, 12, 19 & 26

Clinic Only - For Season Passholders$130
Clinic, Trail Pass and Rental$170