Jackrabbits – Learn to Ski

Registration

Registration opens at 8 am on September 17. Click JOIN button on this page to register.

Ages

8 – 10 (Year of Birth: 2008 – 2010)

Prerequisite

None (for children new to skiing or with limited ski experience)

Season

December through February/early March

Program Times

The Jackrabbits programs aim for 12 coached sessions of 1.5 hours once per week.

  • Wednesday – 6:15 to 7:45 pm (NEW)

Note:  Foothills Nordic reserves the right to cancel any group session with insufficient registrants.  Normal minimum class size is five children.  Participants will be given the opportunity to register in another program or receive a FULL refund in the event a session is cancelled.

LOCATIONS
  • Confederation Park Golf Course
  • Other locations may be used for extra activities (Terrain Park nights, Family ski days – West Bragg Creek Trails, Canmore and other mountain locations)
Cost
  • Program fee – $180
  • Foothills Nordic membership (during registration)
  • Confederation Trail User Fees (during registration)
Program Description

Jackrabbits Learn to Ski (L2Ski) provides older children who are new to skiing, or who have limited ski experience, with an opportunity to develop cross-country ski skills with similarly-aged and skilled peers. Upon completion of the Learn to Ski program coaches will recommend which level of Jackrabbits the child should join.

Please check the Frequently Asked Questions for more information: Bunny and Jackrabbit Program FAQ

Equipment and Clothing

Participants are expected to have appropriate ski equipment and winter clothing. Please see the equipment and clothing information  for details.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT / OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Foothills Nordic is able to run high quality programs for reasonable cost, due to the volunteer support of our families. ALL Jackrabbit parents will be required to signup to assist with minimum two (2) program activities / three (3) for families with 2 or more children in program (weeknight coach support for Bunnies/Group Monitoring for Jackrabbits, parking or snow grooming support). We also require volunteer support for weekend events – Terrain Nights, Family Ski Days, Cookie Race).  A full signup list with details on volunteer jobs, will be available and communicated before the first on-snow sessions.

We encourage families of all economic levels to participate in this awesome winter sport. If you have constraints for program or equipment costs, Foothills Nordic encourages families to seek support through KIDSPORT, a local program to help lower-income families with sport and activity program costs.

More Information

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