Ski Fitness

Registration will open for Spring Ski Fitness on April 21, 2022 at 9am
Registration will open for Fall/Winter Ski Fitness on July 5, 2022 at 8am




Spring Ski Fitness:  May 5 to June 23

Fall/Winter: Mid-September to March


Spring Ski Fitness Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:00am

Fall/Winter Ski Fitness I Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:00 am

Fall/Winter Ski Fitness II Thursdays from 11:15 to 12:45 pm

  • Program fees –
    • Spring Ski Fitness $100
    • Fall/Winter Ski Fitness $355
  • Foothills Nordic Membership (during registration)
  • Confederation Trail User Fees (during registration)

Michelle Deacon NCCP CCI, CANSI IV and Madelaine Bate

Program Description

Spring Ski Fitness: This spring program will get you through the spring shoulder season and help you keep the fitness you built on snow over the winter. This fitness retention program will typically be located at Nose Hill Park and will include ski striding, jogging, body weight strength and stabilizing, agility, balance and coordination exercises and speed and intervals. Participants should have a decent base fitness level, should be familiar with ski striding and should be comfortable jogging on flat and downhill terrain repeatedly for distances of up to one kilometre at a time.

Fall/Winter Ski Fitness is an adult program aimed at intermediate/advanced skiers, and coached by passionate and qualified Masters athletes/instructors. The program is capped at 18 participants. Organized workouts focus on fitness and improving ski technique in both the classic and skate techniques, usually alternating from one week to the next.  Is this the right class for you?  You should have a decent base fitness level (regular exercise multiple times per week for a minimum of one hour at a time), should be able to confidently step in and out of tracks, snowplow brake, stop and steer.  You should be familiar with all the main classic and skate skills.  The program will include : ski-specific strength; balance, agility and movement; fitness; and technique components. You will learn new drills to improve your skiing, working on both classic and skate technique, and perform interval workouts to improve fitness and aerobic capacity for cross country skiing. This program starts with dryland training in mid-September. On-snow sessions begin as soon as possible and are primarily held at Confederation Park Golf Course in Calgary. West Bragg Creek and Canmore Nordic Centre may be used as backup locations when ski conditions in Calgary are poor.

More Information

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