DXC KidSki

KidSki Video


KIDSKI – Learn 2 SKI Mission

Kids ages 2.5 and up - Skiers of all abilities are welcome!

DXC KidSki’s mission is to provide and introduce ski activities and inspire a love of cross-country skiing to keep our children healthy and active.  With long cold winters, getting children to participate in outdoor activities is essential to creating a lifestyle, that offers a balance to counter all the media challenges we face in todays world. 

Skiing is a low impact, affordable activity that offers something for all levels of skiers. KidSki emphasizes a fun, game-based approach to learning how to ski, and is staffed by volunteers who donate their time to share their passion, talents and the love of skiing. 



​Space is Limited!


Sunday KidSki at Grand Avenue Nordic:

January 5th to February 9th 

SUNDAYS @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm 

Grand Avenue Nordic Center - 8551 Grand Avenue, Duluth, at the base of Spirit Mountain.  

Sunday Ski-Play at Grand Avenue Nordic: 

January 5th to February 9th 

SUNDAYS @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm 

Grand Avenue Nordic Center - 8551 Grand Avenue, Duluth, at the base of Spirit Mountain.  


Tuesday KidSki at Lester-Amity Chalet:

January 14th to February 11th 

TUESDAYS @ 3:00pm - 4:30pm (supervision till 5pm)

Lester-Amity Chalet - 2940 Seven Bridges Rd, Duluth, MN 55804


Fees: includes Sprit Mountain Nordic day pass, DXC knit hat, six lessons, all instruction, hot chocolate and snacks during lessons.


  • KidSki     DXC Member:      $40 per child

  • KidSki    Non-Member:      $55 per child​

  • Ski-Play   DXC Member:   $35 per child

  • Ski-Play   Non-Member:    $50 per child

Scholarships Available Click Here to Apply 



Only available at Grand Ave Location!  Parents/guardians interested in learning to ski while their kids are participating in KidSki can also register for ParentSki! Fee includes Sprit Mountain Nordic day pass, DXC knit hat, six lessons, all instruction. We do not have adult cross country skis available for rent.

  • Parent Ski     Members:         $60 per person

  • Parent Ski     Non-Members:     $75 per person


Ski equipment is available for rental. While KidSki is in session, families can come to the Grand Ave Chalet and check out their skis at any time (except Tuesdays). Thanks to a grant from the Young Athletes Foundation, we have more kids’ skis available for rent this year!

  • Ski Rental:     (includes skis/poles/boots)    $40 per child/person

(You will be asked if you need ski rental during registration)



Ski-Play Lessons for Toddlers

Kids ages 2.5-4 (Parent Assist Required) DXC will provide strap-on skis.


At what age do you think kids are ready to strap on skis?

If you're a parent who's counting down the days “till your toddler can ski,” take off the pressure. Our Ski-Play program is for 2.5 to 4 year-olds, and incorporates snow play with the opportunity to put on strap skis to practice balance and sliding on short sections of snow under the guidance of the instructors and assistance from parents. 

Technique is not a big piece of the first introduction, these little people need nothing more than exposure to being on skis, combined with snow play time and friends to inspire them. Thanks to the CXC Nordic Rocks program, we have a large supply of strap-on skis available! 

Fees: includes Strap-on Skis, Spirit Mountain Nordic day pass, DXC knit hat, six lessons, all instruction, hot chocolate and snacks during lessons.


  • Ski-Play KidSki     DXC Member:      $35 per child

  • Ski-Play KidSki    Non-Member:      $50 per child



DXC is proud to support skiing in the Duluth community by providing scholarships for KidSki. Families who qualify for free and reduced lunch or for a county, state, or federal assistance program are eligible for the scholarship rate. Please send relevant documentation to dxckidsski@gmail.com and we will send you a link to register under the scholarship rate, which is $15.


To download the scholarship application form, click here.  Please use KidSki Scholarship as the subject line of your email. 


Children who receive a scholarship will also receive free ski rental.



Volunteer help is needed!  You will be given the option to volunteer to help with KidSki during registration; your help is essential to KidSki's success, so please consider pitching in!  You can return to your registration at any time to become a volunteer.  Within the registration section below, you can read more about the different roles DXC needs help with, and sign up. We especially need volunteer coaches and also parents to be present in the chalet for any kids who need to come inside because they’re cold or tired. Even if you can only volunteer for one day, we will gladly welcome your help. We appreciate you!!!

Click Here to Register



All coaches volunteer their time to provide this program with the lowest possible cost!  These coaches are so talented and passionate.  We would like to show them our appreciation by providing them with a coaches’ jacket to keep them warm and allow them to show their flair for the service they provide!

Click Here to Sponsor (Be sure to indicate "Sponsor a Coach" in the "notes" section of the donation.)

Questions? Email us at dxckidsski@gmail.com