Adults & Masters

Adult Programs 2023/24

Adult Group Skills Series 

All of our lessons have concluded for the 2023/24 season. Please contact [email protected] for any questions for Nordic lessons in the 2024/25 season.


Each group will consist of 6 participants and your instructor, Blake Paton. Through the 6 sessions participants will progress through skills and techniques in accordance with their abilities. The aim for the instructor is for participants to have fun, socialize and improve their classic/skate technique through the series. With weekly sessions you’ll have the time you need to practice new skills and get feedback on your progress. Please sign up through zone 4:

Classic Beginners Session

Mondays – January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, Feb 5th, 12th

Classic 6:30 – 7:30pm

$90/6 sessions

Classic Intermediate to advanced Session

Monday – January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, Feb 5th, 12th

Classic 7:30 – 8:30pm

$90/6 sessions

Skate Beginners Session

Tuesday – January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Feb 6th, 13th

Skate 6:30 – 7:30pm

$90/6 sessions

Skate intermediate to advanced Session

Tuesdays – January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Feb 6th, 13th

Skate 7:30 – 8:30pm

$90/6 sessions

Please contact our Program Coordinator for any questions: [email protected].

Looking to fine tune your technique on classic and skate skis for an upcoming race or improving your overall efficiency & enjoyment.
These 1.5 hour clinics will help you polish your skills, with the experience and encouragement of RNSC instructors, into becoming a more efficient and powerful skier. 
Each clinic runs from 5:30pm-7:00pm and costs $30.00 per session.
  • Thurs Jan 18th Classic technique session – Double Pole & Kick Double Pole 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Mon Jan 22th Skate technique session – Offset & 1 skate  5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Mon Jan 29th Classic technique session – Diagonal Stride & Transitions  5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Mon Feb 5th Skate technique session – 1 skate & 2 skate  5:30pm-7:00pm

Please sign up through zone 4:

Please contact Robyn Thomas with any questions: [email protected]



Please contact our Program Coordinator for any questions: [email protected].


Masters training is back for the 2023/24 season!
The group meets every Wednesday at 5:30pm in front of the lodge for a warm-up prior to intervals. All intermediate-advanced level skiers are welcome to join!

The goal of the group is fun but with some intensity and friendly competition mixed in to keep it interesting. Please arrive with headlamps. Workouts will be posted the day before on the RNSC Masters Facebook Group.
We’ll have a quick meeting after the workout in the lodge to talk about some ideas for the group, so if you can stick around please do. See you Wednesday!

Private Lessons

1 hour lessons cost $50/person for private; $40/person for semi-private; $30/person for small group. Lessons generally require at least 24hrs notice to arrange. We can arrange lessons on most dates, however Monday and Tuesday, daytime or evenings, are typically the best availability for our coaches.

To book a lesson, contact our Program Coordinator: [email protected].

Prices do not include taxes, cc fees and processing fees. Rentals and trail passes are extra. 


Blake Paton has been teaching Nordic skiing for 35 years. He has been spending winters on skis since he was a wee lad and was fortunate to be involved with the Nordic skiing at the dawn of the skate technique era. He has been competing in x-c racing since then. He is a certified CANSI level 2 instructor and he holds certification in cross-country ski coaching up to the course facilitator level from the Coaching Association of Canada. Recently retired from his teaching career, he looks forward to helping you find more joy in your skiing.