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 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!
This year we will be starting weekly training in January and continuing through March. With 9 on-snow sessions, experienced nordic coaches will help you improve your skate and classic technique. You'll develop efficiency, endurance and confidence on your skis. Plus you will get race support at local loppets if you choose to participate, including the 2019 Saskaloppet in La Ronge.
• ‘meet and greet’ night at Eb’s Source For Adventure Jan 3, with swag!
• training plan emailed to the group
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!
Registration opens Monday November 5th on Zone 4. Cost is $200 ($240 after December 1) and the program will cap at 25 participants so hurry!
For more information, contact the store or check out our Facebook Group.
The program will run on Thursday nights from 6-8pm from Jan 17- Mar 14 at the Wildwood Golf Course.
January 3 Meet & Greet at Eb’s Source for Adventure: 7-9pm
January 17 Session 1: Skate Intro
January 24 Session 2: Classic Intro
January 27 PA Loppet
January 31 Session 3: Skate
February 7 Session 4: Classic
February 9 Birkebeiner (Edmonton)
February 14 Session 5: Skate
February 21 Session 6: Classic
February 28 Session 7: Skate
March 2 Saskaloppet!
March 7 Session 8: Post-loppet celebratory ski (orienteering style)
March 14 Session 9: Season Wrap-up: fun ski!