Jackson X-C Ski School

We teach fun, efficient and effective X-C skiing techniques that create more smiles per mile. The short time spent in a ski lesson will add to the enjoyment of your overall skiing experience. You will be amazed at how fun becoming a better skier can be. Our instructors are PSIA certified.  Our ski school is staffed 7 days a week.

Our Snowshoe Guides are experts on the sport and the flora and fauna of the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Lessons and Course Offerings

Group Lessons

Regular Group Lesson

Price $18.00 per person

Group lessons are available at the Jackson X-C Base Lodge. Group lessons are for ages 10 and up. We can customize a group lesson for you, your family and/or your group. Call 603-383-9355 to arrange your adventure.

Group Lesson Plus

Price $33 per person

Make skiing even more fun.  Group Lesson Plus gives you a morning lesson and the additional advantage of a discounted afternoon lesson to reinforce what you have learned in the first lesson.  Take a lesson, practice, take an afternoon lesson that improves technique with a focus on controlling downhills and really get going!  Save money and enjoy skiing more. 


10:15, 11:30, and 1:30

Weekends and Vacation weeks:

10:15, 10:45, 11:30, and 11:45 and 1:30 or by instructor availability

(times are the start of the lesson, after all gearing up has been accomplished.  If you need rentals please be in the touring center approximately 1/2 hr before lesson times)


Super Saver Package

Everything you need to get started: Trail Pass, Ski Rentals and Group Lesson (a $53 value) for $45 adults, $35 for Juniors (10 - 17) and $42 for Seniors (65+) $28 for a child.  1:30 pm Super Save Package (late dayticket and rental with a full group lesson) - $35

Learn to Skate Super Saver

Make skate skiing even more fun.  Package includes everything you need; Trail pass($21 value), Skate equipment rental($16 value), 1 hour private lesson ($40 value) all for only $65.

Lessons are available during private lesson time slots.


Private Lessons

Private lessons designed to meet your goals and abilities. Available in Classic and Skate techniques. For any age.
Price $40/hr private (one person)
$25/hr per additional person: Semi Private

9:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. and an additional 1:15 pm time on weekends, or by availability of instructor

(times are the start of the lesson, after all gearing up has been accomplished.  If you need rentals please be in the touring center approximately 1/2 hr before lesson times)

Get 4 and Go!

Special money saving package for the person who really wants to get into cross country skiing. 4 Lessons, 4 Rentals, 4 Trail Passes - Get for and Go! More info here.


Enjoying the Downhills Lesson

A group lesson designed to build confidence and skills for skiing hilly terrain.

1 hr Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

Saturdays and Sundays and Holidays

1:30 p.m. $18/person.


"FRIDAY GLIDERS & Easy sliders!!

Join our instructors for an afternoon tour of classic skiing for experienced beginner/intermediates on trails here in Jackson! Imagine hours of fun, gliding smoothly through neatly groomed trails, enjoying the company of new and old friends, along with getting some tips & technique pointers as you go.

Afterward we meet at the touring center for refreshments, tea and snacks!

Meeting every Friday starting Jan 1, 2015 - March 27,2015

Be ready to go at 1pm, finishing up about 3pm

Cost for the tour and goodies: $10 single session or $45 for the season for annual club members.

Rentals are available if you need equipment. You will also need a trail pass or your annual membership card. Waxless or waxable classic skis are fine. Bring water, trail snack, and appropriate attire.


The Nordic Excel Series

Imagine a series of three custom designed private lessons that will address your personal skiing needs and goals. These lessons are completely tailored to your need for fun, learning and experience. If you have been wishing/thinking that you could ski better, this is your ticket to excel. Price $90.00 for the package of all 3 lessons.


Snowshoe Guided Treks information


Ski School Staff

  • Connie Kinsman
  • Sally McMurdo
  • Barbara Keller
  • Peter Theriault
  • Laurel Smith
  • Will Norton
  • Sue Tuttle

Snowshoe Guides

  • Peter Minnich
  • Rob McConaghy