55+ Women

Registration will open June 7th for 2022-23  Women’s 55+ participants

Registration will open June 21 for the public


55 and older


Fall Dryland:  September 15 to November 17 (10 sessions)

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


Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 2:30 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.


  • Fall Dryland Option $120
  • Winter Program $230 ($130 for the 55+ Women’s cross country ski program fee, $60 for the Foothills Nordic adult membership fee and $40 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 18 participants allowed to register, and a waitlist for another 8 that we will accommodate based on coaching availability.

Program Description

The 55+ Women’s program is designed for women who have some cross country ski experience.

Fall Dryland Option:  This fall program will get you ready for the on-snow season. Dryland sessions will be run outdoors, rain or shine and will be located at parks in central and central northwest Calgary. The program will include ski striding (think: walking up and down hill with poles), body weight strength and stabilizing exercises for the upper and lower body, core, agility, balance and coordination exercises. The focus will be on building a strong foundation for cross-country skiing. There will be minimal to no jogging, running or hopping but participants should be able to walk up and down hills repeatedly.

Winter Program:  Safety, comfort and confidence are our priority and sessions are designed to achieve that through movement on skis, body mobility, skill drills and free skiing in a relaxed, social environment. Programming is in classic technique, although skate may be added if participants are interested. The program will provide you with specific ways to improve your ski technique and efficiency. Through safe and simplified progressions we aim to increase your confidence on flat, uphill and downhill terrain. Come ski and socialize with other 55+ women skiers!


Michelle Deacon,CANSI III, NCCP CCI

More Information

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