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 take will be 10 am to noon on Saturday, November 12 at 1523 Knight Street, Helena. Thanks to Dave and Kathryn Tuss for hosting at their garage agin this year.
2022-23 Youth Ski Leaders
Pete Behrends, Dave Tuss, and Chapin Storrar will be leading LCNSC Youth Skiing program again this year.
2022-23 Youth Ski Schedule
Ski lessons will be at 10 am, Saturday January 7, January 21, and February 4. 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. We will provide more details when the time gets closer.
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.
For advanced skiers 10 and older, the Helena Junior Nordic Ski Club will meet separately.
- 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 15 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.