Loppet TRAIL KIDS

Beginner Nordic Ski Clinics


The Beginner Nordic Ski Clinics are part of the Loppet Foundation’s TRAIL KIDS year-round programming.

The purpose of these ski clinics is to get more youth into the sport of Nordic Skiing. The ski clinics are designed for beginners and will focus on teaching the fundamental skills of classic ski or skate ski technique. The clinics will include classic and skate technique drills, relays, and games on skis – with the main focus on developing skills, having fun, and falling in love with a lifetime sport!

  • Location/Time: The Trailhead, Theodore Wirth Park. Coaches will meet outside The Trailhead building at the TRAIL KIDS flutter flag near the lower stadium area.
  • Cost: TBD
  • Ski Rental: Both classic and skate ski equipment can be rented at the Trailhead ski rental shop. We have a limited amount of youth ski equipment. During registration you have the option to reserve and pay for rental equipment.
  • Clothing: Youth must come dressed for session with the following items:
    • Warm mittens (we find that youth hands get too cold in gloves most the time)
    • Long underwear top and bottom
    • Wind pants and jacket
    • Hat 

For more information on equipment and our program, view the Winter Equipment & Program Guide.

We highly suggest youth attend one of the clinics before they register for the 6- and 12-week Winter Ski Programs. Following the clinics, participants can choose to continue with TRAIL KIDS programming by signing up for now of our Winter Nordic Ski Programs. For more information on the TRAIL KIDS Winter Nordic Ski Programs, email trailkids@loppet.org.

  • Introduction to Classic Technique Clinic – December
    • 3-week series
    • Monday afternoons
    • Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
  • Introduction to Skate Technique Clinic – December
    • 3-week series
    • Tuesday afternoons
    • Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
  • Introduction to Classic Technique Clinic – January
    • 3-week series
    • Monday evenings
    • Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
  • Introduction to Skate Technique Clinic – January
    • 3-week series
    • Wednesday evenings
    • Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm

Scholarships and Sibling Discounts

Scholarships: Need-based registration partial scholarships are available. For information about TRAIL KIDS Program scholarships email trailkids@loppet.org.

Sibling Discount: For those families who have three or more kids in the program we will given a 15% discount code. Please email trailkids@loppet.org for more information.

Refund Policy

The Loppet will issue a full refund of the program fee minus a $40.00 processing fee up until one month before the program starts. There are no refunds for any cancellations within one month of the start of a program. During the program, if your child has a medical issue that makes it impossible to participate, we will issue a prorated refund minus $40.00 processing fee. If the Loppet cancels a program, a full refund will be issued.

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