Last Chance Nordic Ski Club parents provide free Nordic ski lessons for children, ages three to twelve years old. This is a chance for your kids to learn and improve their nordic (cross country) skiing skills. Classes are held on Saturdays in January and February.
Ski Rentals, Lesson Sign-up
Ski Rentals and sign up will be at 10 am to noon on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds. We will be in the “Rustic Shelter”. It is the more enclosed picnic shelter located about 1 block northwest of the playground (it’s not the shelter immediately adjacent to the playground)
2023-24 Youth Ski Leaders
Pete Behrends, Dave Tuss, and Chapin Storrar will be leading LCNSC Youth Skiing program again this year.
2023-24 Youth Ski Schedule
Ski lessons will be at 10 am, Saturday January 6, January 20, January 27, and February 3, 2023. Lessons will be at either the Bill Roberts Golf Course or MacDonald Pass, depending on snow and weather conditions. Other lesson dates may be added. More details will be provided in advance of the lessons.
For More Information
Please contact Pete Behrends at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 406-461-4974 with questions.
Here’s What You Need to Know
Parents of participating children must complete the following forms:
Kids are Grouped by Ability
Children three-to-six years of age will ski for approximately thirty minutes and ages seven and older will ski for about an hour. Advanced older youth may ski further according to conditions and interest.
- Warm hat
- Layers of coats
- Warm socks
- Neck gaiter
- Warm gloves
- Snow pants
- Optional: goggles and hand warmers
- Classic Skis (waxless skis, soft to flex, and in length long enough to reach between your child’s nose and forehead) or Skate Skis
- Boots that are comfortable and warm
- Poles long enough to fit snugly from the snow to up under your child’s armpit
Canceling Class Due to Weather
If cold or wind forces us to cancel classes, a cancellation notice will be posted on this website (https://lcnsc.org/youth-program) by Saturday at 8:00 a.m. We usually cancel classes when temperatures are less than 10 degrees F., or when there’s a strong wind.
Are just that, volunteers, who love to ski and share their love of skiing with your children. Please help your child’s teachers any way you can; and we’re always looking for volunteer teachers. If you are interested in teaching, please contact Youth Skiers program coordinator Pete Behrends.