55+ Women


Registration opens  at 8am on September 17


55 and older


December to March (approximately 10 to 12 sessions depending on the snow conditions!)


Thursday mornings from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm


Our prime location will be Confederation Park Golf Course. There may be a few planned outings to Canmore Nordic Centre depending on the snow conditions.

  • $155  ($10 for the 55+ Women’s cross country ski program fee, $80 for the Foothills Nordic adult membership fee and $65 for the Confederation Trail User Fee)
  • Ski passes are required at the Canmore Nordic Centre. These are the responsibility of each participant.

There will be a maximum of 16 participants allowed to register, and a waitlist for another 8 that we will accommodate based on coaching availability.

Program Description

55+ Women’s cross country ski program offered by Foothills Nordic Ski Club strives to follow the goals of Physical Literacy in the delivery of the program. “Physical Literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.” Vancouver Conference on Physical Literacy – June 2015.

This is a class designed for women who have done some cross country skiing before. It is not intended for complete novice skiers or women who have never tried cross country skiing. We will have a meet and greet session and a waxing and equipment session in November.

The classes are structured to include some instruction and some free skiing time, and participants are encouraged to meet for coffee after the class. We will start with classic technique but will also explore skate skiing as the winter progresses and the conditions become more difficult to wax for! Our goal is to teach our participants to ski efficiently and safely and to meet others in the same demographic that also enjoy cross country skiing. This is not a training group for serious racing goals, or for advanced skiers, but a recreational group for women 55+!


Michelle Deacon

More Information

If you have any questions, please e-mail Foothills Nordic.