Ski School

We want you to love cross country skiing!

Whether you are a first time skier or an experienced skiers looking to unlock the next level of technique, efficiency and endurance, we have the instructors with the skills to help you.

You’ll be amazed at how fun becoming a better skier can be.

With the exception of multi-day clinics all instruction is on an individual or family/party basis. Reservations suggested. Please call 603-383-9355, 8 am to 4 pm to reserve. Walk-ins welcome based on availability. 

Super Saver Package – Classic Ski or Skate Ski

$71 Adult | $67 Seniors | $57 Juniors | $40 Children

This is our most popular package and for good reason. What a deal! This Super Saver Package gives you everything you need to get started:

  • All-day Trail Pass
  • Equipment Rental
  • 1 Hour Lesson – either “just you” or to include others in your travel party (lesson is classic or skate, not mixed.)
  • Classic skiing is recommended for “first time skiers,” but the choice is yours.

Weekday Lesson Times: 9:00, 10:15, 11:30, and 1:30

Weekend & Vacation Weeks Lesson Times: 9:00, 10:15, 10:45, 11:30, and 11:45 and 1:30 (or by instructor availability)

I already know how to ski, why should I take a lesson?

Ski instruction at JacksonXC takes many forms.  We adjust the learning to you and your interests, and in most cases lessons are “just you” or “just your own group.”  Your instructor will ask you what you want to learn, encourage you to share the ways you learn.

If your lesson is one-on-one you will get 100% of the instructor’s attention; there are also benefits of taking a lesson with friends and/or family members.

If you are able to take part in multi-session clinics these are very powerful programs for improving your technique, and they are good fun because you meet others with similar abilities and interests.  You learn from the instructor’s attention to you; and you also learn by observing how others interpret the instruction.

Don’t look at ski instruction as an admission of a “lacking,” instead think of ski instruction as an opportunity to focus on making a good thing better and opening the gateways to new trails. It’s like a spa-day for your skiing soul, someone will focus on YOU and help you be the best you can be.

The best thing an instructor can hear is, “wow, that made a big difference in my skiing,” and they work hard to do that for everyone they ski with.

Multi-Week Clinics for adult skiers

4-session programs:
Intro Skate
Intermediate Skate
Classic Skills (a focus on better gliding, climbing and basic downhill skills)

Four consecutive Fridays, Saturday

Seasonal Weekend Programs for Youth

Youth Programs on Saturday morning. Request info:

Ages 7+ (there will be two+ groups within this range)
Timing: 9:00am- 11:00am
12 sessions. 2 in Christmas Week, 2 in March, weekly in between.
Cost: $150 for the season.
Drop off Program

Ages 5-6
Timing: 9:00am-10:30am
12 sessions. 2 in Christmas Week, 2 in March, weekly in between
Cost: $190 for the season.
Drop-off Program- Parents must be present for the entirety of the first practice.

Youth Programs on Saturday afternoons
Youth programs will be offered on Saturday afternoon as well pending interest levels. (Groups and price same as above).
Starting time: 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm – again, depending on interest levels.

Nordic Excel Series

$120.00 Per Person

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.

Conquering the Hills

Request this session for your lesson.

This can be a focus for a Super Saver Lesson; or $60 a la carte.
Reserve a lesson for 1:30 or 2:30 pm and pay just $45.
Additional participants: $30/person (lesson only.)

Would you like to look forward to skiing on hills? This clinic-style class teaches specific skills for controlling your skis and speed, and cornering. In addition to helping you ski down hills you will also learn hill climbing techniques that will make every outing better.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

Youth Clinics

Saturday Morning Middle/High School
Practice Session for Racing and Fun

Middle/High-school skiers: racers and others with fast feet, with a goal of skiing faster.

Ski with JacksonXC youth leader and coach Colin for an hour on Saturday morning; starting late-morning. 

  1. $15/session 
  2. Call to preregister 603-383-9355
  3. Colin will decide on Friday whether it is skate or classic depending on the snow conditions and what the group did the prior weekend.
  4. Drop-ins welcome if you arrive on time (which means a little early.)

Friday Gliders Easy Sliders

$15 Single Session | $60 Per Season*
*$50 for Season Pass Holders

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!

Bonus: Meet new ski pals who enjoy the same terrain that you do.

This year we will miss the apres ski hour and groups will be smaller, but the Glide Abides.

Meeting every Friday starting January 7  – March
*Be ready to go at 1pm, finishing up about 3pm. If you need to rent equipment it is available at an additional cost (click here for rates and options.) Bring water, trail snack, and appropriate attire.