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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 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. The lesson requires a 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 & over YOUTH 12 & under
Lesson Only $55 $55
Lesson Package $80 $70

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! The lesson requires a valid trail pass.

  ALL AGES
Lesson Only - 1 Person $95
Lesson Only - 2 People $150
Lesson Only - Additional Person $25
Lesson Package- Private Lesson, Rental & Trail Pass $125
6-Pack - Six One-Hour Private Lessons $450

ADULT MULTI-WEEK PROGRAMS

MASTERS SKATE SKI SKILLS & FITNESS CLASS 

This program is designed for intermediate to advanced skiers who want to continue improving their technique in Skate Skiing through focused skills development. Participants should be proficient in skate skiing and 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 in this 12-week program.

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

Wednesdays -  December 12 & 19; January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; February 6, 13, 20 & 27 and March 6

Clinic Only - For Season Passholders $240
Clinic With Trail Pass $350

NEW! MT BACHELOR MASTER TRAINING GROUP

Is this your year to tackle the Cascade Crest Nordic Ski Marathon or the Boulder Mountain Tour? The year you determine to stay fit through the winter? Or perhaps the year you decide to lead the pack rather than hang on? Whether you’ve set your sights on racing a 50km marathon or improving your fitness and strength on cross country skis, we can help you remain committed and accountable to your goals! Starting in December, Nordic ski coaches Dave Cieslowski and David Lawrence will hold weekly on snow sessions to hone your technique and strengthen your ski specific movements. Each session includes a warm-up ski, weekly technique focus with personalized feedback, and a high intensity training session.  Participants should be Intermediate level and above Skate skiers.

Clinics are offered Saturdays & Sundays 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Call  1-541-693-0999  to sign up.

Saturdays  - December 8, 22; January 5, 12, 19 & 26; February 2, 9, 16 & 23 and March 2, 9

Sundays  - December 9, 16 & 23; January 6, 13, 20 & 27; February 3, 10, 17 and March 10, 17

Clinic Only - Season Pass Required $200

About Dave: Dave Cieslowski is a Physical Therapist and a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. Dave 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. Looking to meld his love for Nordic skiing with PT, Dave began working with the US Nordic Combined Team in early 2014.

About David: David is the head coach of the PSIA National Nordic Team and travels the globe leading camps, clinics and exams for skiers, instructors and coaches. He has published numerous articles and videos on Nordic Skiing and authors the popular website XCSkiAcademy.com. His clinics are insightful, fast paced, memorable and fun! 


"SHE'S ON SKIS"

Back by popular demand, “She’s on Skis” returns to the clinic line up.                                                                                                                                
Designed for advanced beginner skate skiers and above, 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. You'll 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. or 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Available Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session 1 Wednesdays  - January 2, 9, 16, 23 and February 6
Session 1 Saturdays - January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2 & 9

Session 2 Wednesdays - February 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 13, 20
Session 2 Saturdays - February 16, 23 and March 2, 9, 16, 23

  SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSIONS 1 & 2
Clinic Only - For Season Passholders $180 $180 $325
Clinic and Trail Pass $240 $240 $395
Clinic, Trail Pass, and Demo Ski Rental $300 $300 $495

"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 Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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

  ONE OR TWO BOTH
Clinic Only - For Season Passholders $140 $260
Clinic and Trail Pass $180 $340
Clinic, Trail Pass, and Demo Ski Rental $220 $400

INTRO TO CLASSIC & SKATE SKIING

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

TUESDAYS - SKATE SKIING 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session 1 November 27 & December 4, 11 & 18
Session 2 January 8, 15, 22 & 29
Session 3 February 5, 12, 19 & 29
Session 4 March 5, 12, 19 & 26

FRIDAYS - CLASSIC SKIING 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

SKATE SKIING 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Session 1 December 7, 14, 21 & 28
Session 2 January 4, 11, 18 & 25
Session 3 February 1, 8, 15 & 22
Session 4 March 1, 8, 15 & 22

SATURDAYS - SKATE SKIING 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Session 1 December 1, 8, 15 & 22
Session 2 January 5, 12, 19 & 26
Session 3 February 2, 9, 16 & 23
Session 4 March 2, 9, 16 & 23

SUNDAYS - CLASSIC SKIING 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 1 December 9, 16, 23 & 30
Session 2 January 6, 13, 20 & 27
Session 3 February 3, 10, 17 & 24
Session 4 March 3, 10, 17 & 24

 

PRICING

Clinic, Trail Pass and Rental $200