DXC SkiSparks mission is to introduce ski activities and inspire a love of cross-country skiing to keep our children healthy and active. DXC SkiSparks is open to all children age 4 to 14. Meetings are held Sunday afternoons in January and February at Spirit Mountain Nordic Center (Grand Avenue Chalet).
DXC will again partner with the Minnesota Youth Ski League to provide a safe and fun play and learn experience for all abilities. Sign-up to volunteer and register through MYSL website: https://www.myxc.org/clubs/dxc-skisparks-1
Meet: Sundays 1:00-2:30pm
Location: Grand Avenue Nordic Center at base of Spirit Mountain
Starts: January 7, 2024 - 1:00pm
Dates: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
Rentals: Limited Club Rentals available through Registration. Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet has additional Rentals (for session use only)
Ski Pass Requirements: Spirit Mountain Nordic Pass
Leader: Molly Shoberg Email: DXCSkiSparks@myxc.org
The DXC SkiSparks page on the MYSL website gives details about the club and registering, but here are a couple important points:
We will cap registration to maintain a good skier to coach ratio. Register early!
COACHES + VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (LEARN MORE HERE) Both on snow and off snow, skiers and non-skiers! Please sign up to help as you are able.
This year, the DXC SkiSparks Club fees have been separated from Spirit Mountain Nordic pass costs to allow families to decide how to best purchase passes for their families.
Children Age 5 & Under? Purchase a $29 SMRA Nordic Child Season pass HERE
Children over 5 years old who do not have a SMRA Nordic pass may pay the $35 registration lesson fee on the DXC MYSL registration page and then separately purchase a $45 SMRA Nordic pass specifically for the 8-week Ski Sparks session. A link to purchase this pass will be sent closer to the start of the lessons, or you may purchase it in person on January 7th.
Already have a SMRA Nordic Season Pass? Club registration fee of $35 covers all other expenses.
A limited supply of club rental skis are available, and may be checked out for the entire winter! These can be requested through the MYSL signup process. Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet also has rentals (for session use only).
Scholarships are available!
Coaches + Volunteers Needed
DXC SkiSparks is a volunteer run club. The success and affordability of this program comes directly from your contributions of time, energy, and talent. We are looking for coaches, junior coaches, assistant and sub coaches, sweepers, chalet parents, and more. There are lots of ways to help both on and off the snow!
Submit your application to volunteer on the MYXC Volunteer tab via the button below or contact us at DXCSkiSparks@myxc.org if you have questions.
Welcome Message from DXC SkiSparks Leader
Hello fellow skiers! As the DXC Ski Sparks Leader, it is a pleasure to invite you to join us for a fun ski season in partnership with the MYSL program! I first learned to ski just after finishing college while living in the peaceful northwoods. I had to find something to do, and cross-country skiing was the obvious choice, as I learned this is what we do here. It turns out, that is for good reason! Since learning to cross-country ski as an adult, I have enjoyed the snowy months of the year with such joy, both individually and with my family. I am looking forward to meeting you and your kids as we learn, create memories, and share the love of skiing together.
-Molly Shoberg, DXC SkiSparks Leader