Ski School FAQ

Cross Country Ski School at the Rikert Outdoor Center

Opening the doors to Winter in Vermont – at your pace.


Whether you are looking to learn a new skill, feel more confident and comfortable on your skis, or perfecting your technique, our experienced staff is ready to help you achieve that goal. We offer Classic (diagonal stride) and Skate Skiing technique lessons to all ages, from the novice to experienced skier, looking to learn and improve.  

We teach Private and “Bring Your Own Group” (2+ people) lessons, with or without rentals and offer Kids Programs, and Elementary School Programs

Reservations (made by phone) are highly encouraged to ensure we have instructors available. 

Cross Country Ski – School Programs

Package Lessons (1 hour)

Includes Trail Pass, Classic / Skate Ski Rentals and One hour of instruction.

Offered for beginner, intermediate and beyond

Private Lesson (one on one):  $75

Group Lesson (2-3 people): $65 / person

Group Lesson (4-5 people): $55 / person

3 Private Instructions for $195 (3 x 1 hour)

Each lesson includes: Equipment, Trail Pass and One hour of instruction.

Instruction Only (1 hour)

Includes a trail pass.

Private Instruction (one on one):  $55 

Group Instruction (2-3 people):  $45 / person

Group Instruction (4-5 people): $35 / person



Additional Lesson Information

imageBeginner Lessons: Geared to the person who has never skied before, or has spent very little time skiing.  

Intermediate, Advanced and Specialty Lessons: Are geared to working on more specific techniques.

Private Lessons: are a fabulous way to work on just your needs.  The instruction can be tailored to specific areas of focus (i.e. working on downhill techniques, step turning, V1, V2, V2 alternate, and so on …)

Why sign up for Cross Country Ski Instruction? Is it for me?

Learning correct technique and gaining a better understanding of the fundamentals will greatly increase your enjoyment of the sport.  A good foundation and basic skills will allow you to feel confident in your ability to ski most anywhere.

It is easy to develop some bad habits and inefficient technique.  An instructor can set you on the right path and have you coming back for more.  You’ll learn to expend less energy and enjoy that effortless feeling of Cross Country skiing (well, maybe it will take more than one lesson…) Learning good technique from the beginning means not having to spend time unlearning ingrained bad habits and poor technique.

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