Eb's Ski Academy
Are you a masters skier looking to glide farther, go faster, and gain confidence on both classic and skate skis?
Eb’s Ski Academy is a seasonal program for adult skiers (age 30+) looking for a fun, motivating nordic ski experience. With an approach that accommodates both less experienced skiers and those who are looking for a little more, the program is focused on technique with a strong fitness component. Our goal is to ski longer and more efficiently while having a blast on snow!
The program runs weekly from December to March and is run by our head coach Bryana van Leeuwen, an experienced nationally certified coach who runs the Masters Supercamps out at Silverstar Mountain Resort. Assistant coaches will also be on hand to help out as needed.
Why should I join?
This program targets the skier who wants to ski smoother, faster, and more powerfully. With a heavy emphasis on efficiency, expect lots of focus on building proper technique, including hills. As we build into our season, we will introduce optional intensity workouts. Our goal is to prepare you for some races on the Masters loppet circuit and/or to complement your summer sports training.
Do I need ski experience?
Yes, intermediate ski experience is recommended to get the most out of this program, but you don't need to be confident in your technique. You may feel comfortable on classic skis but are still a beginner on skate skis - that's ok! We expect that you have skied on classic skis and at least tried skate skis, and are comfortable skiing for at least 60 minutes once a week. Racing experience is not required, although racers will still benefit greatly from the program due to our highly experienced instructor(s). We recommend skiing a few times (weather permitting) to get your ski legs under you before our first session.
If you are a beginner skier, please contact us regarding private lessons to get you up to speed before diving into the program. We love skiing, and we want to help you love it as much as we do!
This season, we will follow much the same format as last season. We are excited to have Edith, Kevin, Scott and Andrew on our coaching roster again. We hope to use our coaches to allow us to split into speedier “Faster Blasters” and gentler-paced “Smooth Cruisers” as much as possible.
New this year, we will host an indoor wax clinic on a particularly chilly night. We will also send out a Weekly Ski Adventure time & place. The goal is to encourage more skiing in daylight hours and exposure to more of the beautiful trails in our area. Let’s face it, Wildwood Golf Course is not necessarily the terrain they write poetry about.
Watch for details through our social media and on this page. Included in the price is a surprise swag item!
Registration is now open on Zone 4. The program caps at 24 so register soon! Early bird price is $220 before Dec 20 and $260 after that date. Registration closes Jan 8.
- Thursdays 6-8pm at Wildwood Golf Course, Jan 9 to March 12
- Information night Monday December 16th 7pm at Eb’s Source for Adventure
For more information, contact the store or check out our Facebook Group.