What:  DXC is excited to offer cross-country ski lessons for adults at Lester-Amity Chalet this winter! Our backup venue will be Snowflake Nordic Center in case of low snow. Skiers can choose between working on skate or classic techniques at any given session, and switch techniques from one session to the next.

When: This four-lesson series will take place on Thursday evenings, January 19, 26, February 2, and 9, 2017. Sessions will run from 6-7:30 PM and will be tailored to be appropriate for skiers of all abilities.

WhoHead instructor and DXC program director Jason Kask is an excellent, patient teacher, and has experience coaching skiers at all points – from first time on skis, to lifelong skiers wanting to improve their technique, to Olympic-level athletes!


How: You can sign up for all four sessions to build your skills over the winter ($60), or choose a lesser number of individual sessions ($20 per session). An “old school” Swix DXC ski hat will be included for those purchasing the whole package. Cross-country ski lessons make an excellent holiday gift for a friend or loved one, or just a special gift of fun, health and fitness for yourself.  To register, click the blue button below:


EquipmentSkiers must provide their own equipment. DXC does not currently rent gear, but several local shops do:

Continental Ski & Bike Ski Rentals — offering half price rental discount between Jan 14-Feb. 4 for those participating in DXC Lessons!
The Ski Hut Winter Rentals — offering special discount rental package of $125/4 weeks to skiers participating in DXC Lessons.
*Note: rentals only available with good snow cover; no “rock skis” available.
Snowflake Nordic Ski Center Ski Rentals

Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing Jason at


Also make sure to purchase your MN Ski Pass, which is required for skiers aged 16+ on city-groomed trails. Only $6/day, $20/year, or $55/3 years.

See you on the trails!