Winter Classes, Clinics and Training
If you are a total beginner, we recommend that you start through Cypress Ski School, where they will start out from scratch. Then when you can ski about 10 km distance or more, our classes will focus on technique and training to get you going further and faster. As beginner skiers, you still benefit from all membership privileges and is an excellent opportunity to get to know your fellow skiers.
Stay tuned for prices, dates and registration to be announced early season. The following is a list of programs we have run in the past, and classes run pending current needs of the club, and instructor availability. As all classes fill up, check back regularly. You must be a current member to participate.
Learn to Loppet
Though not for total beginner skiers, this class is ideally suited for entry level skiers, wanting to learn training and technical skills for their first (or second) loppet. Even if you don’t wish to participate in a loppet, this class definitely will boost your ability to ski longer and faster, plus a waxing clinic thrown in for good measure. Taught in either classic or skate skiing techniques.
Joy of Skate
Ever thought you were about to puke up a lung when skating up the hills at Cypress? Here’s an opportunity to really fine-tune those skills to develop a smooth style and maximal glide, sure to put a smile on your face. For advanced skiers who have completed Learn to Loppet (skate technique).
Joy of Classic
They say classic is the harder technique to learn and takes years to develop. Our great coaches will analyse your technique and help you develop your style so you can go further, faster, and better. For advanced skiers who have completed Learn to Loppet (classic technique).
This is our most advanced class, alternating between skate and classic and runs for the duration of the season. For those who have had some experience in loppets and really want to kick it up a knotch or two. There will be coaching to tweak your skills, but much of the emphasis will be on interval training and training tips through the season, so you can reach your maximal potential.
Video Analysis Workshop
This type of learning is a game-changer! When you’ve developed bad ski habits that are hard to kick, or can’t figure out why you don’t have the power to conquer those hills, we’ll get a trained instructor or coach to look at your technique in fine detail to see what you can correct, by slow motion video analysis. This is a one-off workshop and will be announced as the season progresses.
Fall Dryland Training
Dates, location and fees to be announced, and you must be a current member to participate.
Though our sport takes place in the winter months, training occurs year round. Most people keep their cardiovascular fitness going all year with running, cycling or any other fitness sport. But you can really boost your ski fitness with our coach-led dryland training. In the fall, we meet once a week, for a two hour outdoor workout. It is a self-paced, circuit workout so everyone stays together while working on endurance, strength, power, and high intensity training. And we stretch! You just need running attire (though we don’t run), some ski poles and a water bottle. Be prepared to sweat! Classes run rain or shine. We meet for coffee and snacks afterwards to socialize at a local bistro.